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Hi all,

I've got this laser:



It doesn't have an key or on or switch - just turning the mains off and on operates it and I just wondered if there is any truth in what I read about it...

"If you are employing a DJ or company that will include a laser light show, make sure his/her lights are of professional grade. Using unreliable brands and lasers can be dangerous. Many of the non-professional grade lasers may lack the filters use to attenuate hazardous beams that give off dangerous levels of IR. In order to ensure that you are not exposing yourself or your guests to an eye damaging beam, you must inspect the laser yourself. If it doesn’t have a power or key switch, it is not a professional grade product and must not be used."


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Hi all,

I've got this laser:



It doesn't have an key or on or switch - just turning the mains off and on operates it and I just wondered if there is any truth in what I read about it...

"If you are employing a DJ or company that will include a laser light show, make sure his/her lights are of professional grade. Using unreliable brands and lasers can be dangerous. Many of the non-professional grade lasers may lack the filters use to attenuate hazardous beams that give off dangerous levels of IR. In order to ensure that you are not exposing yourself or your guests to an eye damaging beam, you must inspect the laser yourself. If it doesn’t have a power or key switch, it is not a professional grade product and must not be used."
Safe for what????

If your Laser outputs more than 5mW then you should be using
appropriate Laser Safety Goggles/Glasses when operating it.

By your own quote... that laser is not a "professional grade product"


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It's not my quote. Which is why Im wondering if there is any weight to it.
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Just having a keyswitch doesn't endow a projector with "professional grade" status. What is more important is that the operator ensures that wherever the laser device is mounted that it won't pose a safety hazard.
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"Is a laser safe" is kind of a funny question, in one form or another none of them are "safe". If you can be sure no one is getting hit in the eyes in all likelyhood everyone will be ok.
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what happens when you point it away from yourself and turn it on?
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Default Re: Is this laser safe?

ALL lasers can be hazardous. It depends how you apply them that determines how safe it is. There are also laws and regulations on the uses of "DJ systems, laser projectors ect". Those laws also differ depending on where you live.
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