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    Need info on red power levels, typical costs

    Good guess! However, this particular report is for a different SAE G10 committee, G10-OL for "Operational Lasers". The OL committee is more concerned with pilots understanding the laser visual interference hazard, knowing what to do if illuminated, and knowing if and when to use Laser Glare...
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    Need info on red power levels, typical costs

    I understand that in U.S. stores, most red lasers will be FDA compliant. But on the internet, ordering from companies that will ship to the U.S., what might the typical powers and costs of red laser pointers (not modules) be? As I say, I went to research this myself but there are so many wild...
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    Need info on red power levels, typical costs

    Hi, I'm working on a paper for SAE G10. I tried to do some research online but I found ridiculous things such as a "5000000 mw" hand-held laser for $169. My question is: for each of the wavelengths below, what are the typical power levels commonly available, and the cost range: 635 nm 650-660...
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    Welcome to the Laser Safety Info forum

    This "Laser Safety Info" forum is a read-only public service of Laser Pointer Forums. It will contain key facts you should know about how to safely use your laser pointer(s). Posts on this forum will be made only by LPF-approved moderators and by myself, representing the website...
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    Steve -- I think regulations.gov is for people to submit comments on rules, proposals, etc. that have been officially submitted to the Federal Register (or to regulations.gov) where the agency is asking for comments. I looked on regulations.gov briefly for FDA's 60-page document submitted last...
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    Actually, FDA is working on that. Both legally and culturally this is proving difficult. But they are trying, you have to give them that. They are trying to do exactly what you suggested.
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    To clarify... 1) The FDA's proposal would restrict the import, manufacture and sale of handheld, battery-powered laser pointers. This includes sighting lasers such as gun sights and bore sights. For reference, here is the exact definition they are proposing: Laser Pointers may be defined as...
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    The FDA does listen to comments, and has made changes -- or even dropped proposals -- based on those comments. Even just one person who has the right approach and arguments can make a difference. There are two general ways to do this. You can do one or both. The first way is to write to the...
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    Thank you for reading the article and going to the FDA document to see the specific questions they were asking of TEPRSSC. And by extension the questions they are asking of anyone else interested in laser pointer regulations who may want to comment directly to FDA.
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    I believe FDA is aware they're taking a sideways approach to regulating lasers. They have to come at it sideways because FDA does not have direct authority over laser pointers and colors. However, they DO have significant authority over defective products. So to gain this authority, FDA is now...
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    FDA is trying to reduce the number and intensity of laser visual interference with pilots. Because green lasers are brighter than other lasers with equivalent power, and because over 90% of incidents involve lasers, they feel that stopping sales of green laser pointers will help reduce the...
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    FDA wants to restrict green & blue laser pointers as "defective"

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to declare green and blue laser pointers as “defective.” This move would make sales of such pointers essentially illegal in the U.S. It would also make it easier for FDA to control and seize imports of such lasers. The agency has two main goals...
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    BBC looking to interview East Midlands person

    The point, if it is not readily apparent from the OP, is that a BBC producer has some questions and would like to talk to someone who uses laser pointers. I assume she wants to find out what laser pointers are good for; why someone would want to own and use them. It seems to me like finally...
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    Documented Pilot Injury

    Steve, 2 things... 1) I have never heard of eyeglasses being considered as a factor that increases the laser's collection power. Binoculars and telescopes, yes. But thinking about how regular light is focused by glasses -- it is not all collected and focused down onto one bright spot on the...
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    BBC looking to interview East Midlands person

    This is Patrick Murphy from ILDA and LaserPointerSafety.com. I just received a message from a BBC TV producer. She is looking for a laser pointer user in the East Midlands or "not too far from there". If that is you, contact her as soon as possible at sarah.sturdey@bbc.co.uk "for a chat about a...




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