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hollaback 05-17-2015 08:20 PM

Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
I've researched this for a while and I've decided all I need is a 5 mw green laser for night activities. I'm going for safety and not excess.

However, finding a vendor that sells ACTUAL 5mw lasers and not something grossly overpowered is not easy. A lot of vendors say their laser is 5W but in reality is much more powerful. Not to mention, their total lack of IR filters.

What reputable dealer should I go to?

Thank you for reading!

Hap 05-17-2015 08:26 PM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
Check out LaserGlow, they have different 5mW green pointers which vary in price depending on how stylish you want it to be. I used to own their "Anser" version & was completely satisfied with it! :)
Laserglow Technologies

-Alex

hollaback 05-17-2015 09:24 PM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tha Greenlander (Post 1360626)
Check out LaserGlow, they have different 5mW green pointers which vary in price depending on how stylish you want it to be. I used to own their "Anser" version & was completely satisfied with it! :)
Laserglow Technologies

-Alex

Thank you for the suggestion! I'll definitely check them out.

Should I also get safety glasses with these? Since the laser is only 5mw and has an IR filter, would it matter?

gozert 05-17-2015 09:30 PM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
Optotronics is good as well. A bit cheaper than LG with excellent quality and customer service.

Constandinos97 05-17-2015 10:04 PM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hollaback (Post 1360632)
Should I also get safety glasses with these? Since the laser is only 5mw and has an IR filter, would it matter?

As far as you're not shining the laser in your eyes, you won't need them. The reason why most countries consider the purchase of lasers above 5mW illegal, is because they can damage your vision (burn the retina for example and cause partial blindness) fairly easily.

Accidentally shining a 5mW laser in your eyes won't hurt your eyes, but if you do it for prolonged periods of time, then maybe. All in all, you don't have to buy goggles, but extra precautions aren't a bad thing.

Usually goggles are used for extremely bright lasers or when doing close-up work, like burning. You can't really burn anything with a 5mW laser, so avoiding reflections and not pointing it in your eyes are all the safety precautions you will need to know :)

hollaback 05-17-2015 11:11 PM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Constandinos97 (Post 1360644)
As far as you're not shining the laser in your eyes, you won't need them. The reason why most countries consider the purchase of lasers above 5mW illegal, is because they can damage your vision (burn the retina for example and cause partial blindness) fairly easily.

Accidentally shining a 5mW laser in your eyes won't hurt your eyes, but if you do it for prolonged periods of time, then maybe. All in all, you don't have to buy goggles, but extra precautions aren't a bad thing.

Usually goggles are used for extremely bright lasers or when doing close-up work, like burning. You can't really burn anything with a 5mW laser, so avoiding reflections and not pointing it in your eyes are all the safety precautions you will need to know :)

Thank you for the great advice!

One last thing, I wear prescription eye glasses. Would that make accidental beam reflections more dangerous than not wearing glasses? Can the beam be intensified after passing through my glasses?

Gabe 05-17-2015 11:24 PM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
No, it would produce no damaging effect.

Constandinos97 05-18-2015 09:15 AM

Re: Best 5mw green laser WITH IR filter?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hollaback (Post 1360652)
Thank you for the great advice!

One last thing, I wear prescription eye glasses. Would that make accidental beam reflections more dangerous than not wearing glasses? Can the beam be intensified after passing through my glasses?

I have glasses that I use occasionally and I have tried using them as focusing lens. As expected, I did not achieve anything :p In fact, when the beam is passing through the glass, it gets slightly weaker (some of it is reflected back)


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