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Old 11-27-2012, 09:31 PM #1
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Default Where to buy cheap goggles for 638nm laser

So I have read the stickies, and I have looked on numerous sites, but every pair of safety goggles I see are ~50 bucks or more. Does anyone know of a place to get safety glasses/goggles for red wavelengths for cheap?

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Default Re: Where to buy cheap goggles for 638nm laser

Nope, red lasers are tough... you can go the certified route with OEM Laser systems, but that's way way over $50.

Below that you have survivallaser's Eagle pair goggles, for ~$50, and goggles from greenlaserpointer.org, also for ~$50.

Next step down are cheap blue goggles from o-like/ebay, which personally I just wouldn't trust with a ~1W.
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Default Re: Where to buy cheap goggles for 638nm laser

Damn. I just made my first handheld laser last night(ill be making a thread about it with pics galore tonight sometime) and I would guess it is running ~450-500mW's. I don't wanna go without protection, but I LITERALLY have no money. Maybe I will ask my family to buy me safety equipment for Christmas lol.
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Default Re: Where to buy cheap goggles for 638nm laser

I'm waiting on hakzaw to see if we can maybe get an LPF discount from jetlasers on two goggles (greenlaserpointer.org). I have goggles that are great for red lasers, but, BUT, they don't fit over my glasses at all, so not really an adequate solution.

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Hmm....thinkin bout selling them anytime soon? Lol
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Once I get a replacement, yes definitely. I need them for now though.

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Survival lasers eagle pair are your best bet, there like $42.
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We need another OEM laser systems GB. I got RB2's for 100$. Great price for the insanely high VLT they have.
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My aim for red goggles was 20 bucks :/ lame sausages
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My Green-Purple blocking goggles from Jetlasers were free with my laser and they are excellent so I have a hard time resigning myself to using the majority of my cash to buy goggles.
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Personally I wouldn't buy cheap goggles. You get two eyeballs and thats it. Both pairs of glasses I use regularly are from OEM and I paid about $90 shipped each for them. I bought the ML2 filtered ones for my reds because they also cover the lower IR range. OEM's site is kinda messed up right now and I'm having a brain fart ATM but I think they cover all reds starting at 633nm. I can dig the spec sheet OEM sent with them if you want.

About the only "cheap" brand I would trust is Eagle Pair. I bought a pair that was advertised as being Eagle Pair but when they arrived they didn't have any of the markings (including the certification ones) that they normally have so I really don't fully trust them even though in my testing they seemed to work as advertised. Maybe I'm just overly paranoid since I have other vision problems that are unrelated to lasers.
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