thx udanis for the quick reply,
if I got it right an OD of 2.5 wont be enough with this baby,
at least 3.5 or 4 is needed to be on the safe side, correct?
Exposure time to static beam until failure (>5mW light leakage) from 650mW 445nm laser - 38 seconds
look on ebay . theres a chinese seller selling the red goggles for $7/usd .
they work and the 445 just appears as a mostly faint grey/green dot ...
i bought 2 pair .
its all you need .
i dunno the od but they work and 1-watt 445 for ex. is greatly squeltched.
you can look at whatever you're burning with no problems and no after-images .
i dont own a light meter .
but go ahead spend your money on expensive ones, if you want .
just a quick question yob:
Is there any kind servicing you offer on these lasers?
(ex: diode extinguishes, Send laser + money(for new diode/service) to yob for repair)
If not, will you eventually be releasing a service guide on how to replace parts?