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Old 04-09-2011, 02:05 AM #1
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Default Will my red laser diodes pass customs?

i want to purchase the 2 pc red laser diodes from rayfoss.com but someone told me that they might get seized in customs and we will get put on a government watch list... will 2 laser diodes from China pass US customs? can someone clear this up?


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Default Re: Will my red laser diodes pass customs?

There shouldnt be any trouble. As far as I know diodes are OK to import to the US.
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Default Re: Will my red laser diodes pass customs?

Thanks for the answer. now i just have to convince my dad we won't get stalked by the FBI...
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Default Re: Will my red laser diodes pass customs?

Its the FDA actually.

As long as you use the finished product responsibly you should have no problems. Get some goggles too because lasers will blind you before you can blink. I'm sure it would make your dad happy too.
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Default Re: Will my red laser diodes pass customs?

what is a good place to get goggles?
is dragonlasers any good? are these good, i plan to build a red laser soon http://www.dragonlasers.com/catalog/...m-p-16254.html

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Laser Glasses - Red laser beam protection 600-740nm :: Laser Safety :: Dragon Lasers
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As far as I know electronic parts are not on a banned list only built working lasers over 5mW are.
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