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Default Laser for airsoft

I have an airsoft gun and I want to put a laser sight on it. What's a good power for the laser to be as to not blind anyone? 10mw? I'll be using the red/ir diode from the phr.


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You won't blind people unless you're stupid or go into the 100mW range, don't use the diode from the phr803t, you will need to focus it. Just use a cheap keychain,etc
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Is 40mw safe to point at people?
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The red/ir diode from a phr won't help you AT ALL. Just get a cheap red diode and use that. 1-50 is safe as long as it is not in the eyes for long enough. Usually people will blink before it does any damage anyways.
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While will the phr one not help? I have it on hand and it can go up to 50mA. How many mw is that and is 50mA eye safe for airsofting?
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1-50 is safe as long as it is not in the eyes for long enough. Usually people will blink before it does any damage anyways.
Not true. 5mW is the limit for a reason; any above this and eye damage could result. I would suggest goggles for viewing 50mW, even for the dot. I would limit it to 5mW, and go with a green. They are the most visible. Make sure to get a real 5mW, and not one of those "5mW" NewWish lasers that are a lot more (or you could just pot mod it down).

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Default Re: Laser for airsoft

You need to focus the phr803t, with an aixiz, so might as well buy the aixiz and save yourself A LOT of trouble. For airsoft I would recommend a <5mW red. RED, since you do NOT want to see a beam at anytime while doing airsoft. I'd say anything <100mW is "safe" because people aren't stupid enough to stare into it forever, but I guess we are still evolving *
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Is IR leak a risk in a 5mw green? Where can I get a cheap one?
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I'd recommend a 5mW red instead of a green. Cheap reds are more durable. Greens are only recommended if you often play airsoft in dark.
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[quote author=Th0ughts link=1233185935/0#3 date=1233195398]1-50 is safe as long as it is not in the eyes for long enough. Usually people will blink before it does any damage anyways.
Not true. *5mW is the limit for a reason; any above this and eye damage could result. *I would suggest goggles for viewing 50mW, even for the dot. *I would limit it to 5mW, and go with a green. *They are the most visible. *Make sure to get a real 5mW, and not one of those "5mW" NewWish lasers that are a lot more (or you could just pot mod it down).

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Good post...I was going to step in here and point out that anything above 5 mw can be dangerous to one's vision but you beat me to it.

I am really amazed by some of the posts I read claiming otherwise. People, you need to be careful.

I can't really comment on whether a green or red would be better cause I am not into airsoft... :P
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Heck, just buy one with the laser already on it. I bought a "Colt 1911" with the laser sight already on it at Wal-Mart.
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Thanks guys, where can I get a cheap 5mW green. Is IR leak a risk in a cheap 5mW green without a ir filter?

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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.91
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Ok, I have decided on this one

http://hightechdealz.com/index.php?m...products_id=12

What should the input voltage say, I looked on the laser and on the website but it doesn't say...

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Have you seen this....

http://cgi.ebay.ca/LASER-SIGHT-Scope...QQcmdZViewItem

It says it is made for AIr Soft guns...

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No I haven't, but it's 5mw and I already have a 5mw surelaser one... I just don't know what the input voltage should be on the surelaser. I also don't generally like ordering from ebay.

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