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Default Hello, fellow laser fans!

Hi, everyone! My real name is Rafael. I'm a 3D artist by trade, but I'm just a tech geek by nature.

I recently got into high-powered lasers when I purchased a 5W PLE-Pro from JetLasers.

You can read my first post here:
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This seems like a friendly forum filled with experts. Looking forward to learning more about lasers with you guys!


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Welcome to LPF SgtHK!

Jetlasers is a great company, and a good choice to purchace from, although 5W is a very powerful laser for your first high power unit. Be very careful!
Be sure to have the proper safety glasses/goggles for your lasers wavelength.

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Welcome to the LPF. What part of the world do you live in? As has already been stated, 5 watts is a lot of power for a first laser. Stray reflections will not only blind you, but burn you as well. Stay safe and enjoy your stay with us.
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Welcome and enjoy the forum--it is without any doubt one of the best on the internet for many reasons.

As others have mentioned a 5W 445nm laser is a lot of output and very dangerous----accidents with lasers happen faster than any human can respond to and correct for--it's over/has happened along with whatever damage to your eyes or to others it has done before you realize it happened at all so............ always wear good safety goggles/glasses and use proper operating procedures.

Here is one guy who took a direct hit to the eye with a 1W 445nm laser by accident: https://laserpointerforums.com/f53/h...ser-69469.html

Also read up on laser safety at this excellent site: Laser Pointer Safety - A comprehensive resource, for safe and responsible laser use

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Default Re: Hello, fellow laser fans!

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm from the Philippines. Our laws regarding laser usage are quite similar to the US and other western countries, especially with regards to aiming lasers at vehicles and people.

I did a lot of research before deciding to buy my laser and came across the site mentioned by Encap. I have safety goggles included, but I'm planning to order around 3 more just to make sure anyone else with me would have protection. Though I understand that a direct or reflected hit to the eyes, even with the goggles on, probably won't be enough to stop a 5W powerhouse. I also have a cat who's used to chasing green dots made by a regular 1mW office laser. So I'm especially cautious!

That guy who got hit with a laser 1/5th of the power of mine gave me the chills. Thanks for linking that thread here.

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Welcome,to the irreversible addiction of lasers. You’ll never have enough. You’ll always want more.

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