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Default Glasses with 2W 445 Outdoors?

Hi all,

I was thinking of building a 2+W 445 from one of the new 9mm diodes.

I will definitely by buying a pair or rated and certified 445 glasses for use indoors, but I plan on using it outdoors quite a bit too, and I was wondering, what would be a safe distance (assuming a nice matte object like a tree) to be able to look at the dot without glasses?

Would somewhere on the order of 50 or 100 ft be safe?


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It should be safe. IMO, there is no need to use safety goggles when just pointing a laser outside.
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You should be safe, however do be careful, my neighbors leave shiny toys in my yard a lot.
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It should be safe. IMO, there is no need to use safety goggles when just pointing a laser outside.
But accidental reflections DO happen... even outside. The dangers to blindness caused by these devices is very much REAL.

Order one or more pairs of goggles, today. For under $10 each, there is little reason NOT to.


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These are the best looking cheap laser goggles!

Someone should test a few of them if they´re good against +1W 445nm lasers..

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For wearing goggles outside for beaming, doesn´t make any sense.

Personally I wear goggles when doing LPM, burning tests and for riskier pictures / vids.
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Someone should test a few of them if they´re good against +1W 445nm lasers...
Cheap Safety Goggles Destructive Test: Uvex S0360X Ultra-spec 2000

The OP (reviewer) even cooked his lenses and burned them a little during his tests. The bottom line, they are really, really decent for the price. Are there better ones? Yes, but not at the $10 price point.
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Someone should test a few of them if they´re good against +1W 445nm lasers..
Cough, Cough...

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Oh! You can´t be everywhere

These goggles seem to be legit.
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I can try

And yeah, for 445nm they seem to work very well. A lot better than the red cheap goggles from ebay/china.
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I can try

And yeah, for 445nm they seem to work very well. A lot better than the red cheap goggles from ebay/china.
The above statement was applied to myself

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The only goggles IMO that fit better over glasses, are the OEM laser systems ones. Those also look more "sciency"
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Got those, ARG35 OD7+
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