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A Plea for EYE Safety!!

InfinitusEquitas

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^^^Eagle Pair® 190-540nm Standard Laser Safety Goggles

Relatively cheap, but very effective. Does not block IR but also works great for 405nm and 532nm.

One of the scariest experiences I had was when I turned on a 1.2W laser to see if i could lpm a reflection off a white surface. I was wearing goggles from LPMing my red laser. Forgot to switch to the goggles for the blue laser. So I saw specular reflection of off a white cardboard surface from about 18 inches or so.

SCARY experience. Obviously closed my eyes, turned off the laser, and no damage, but yeah, the specular reflection of a 445 laser, imo DEMANDS respect.
 



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i just don't see why sellers cant give a free pair of safety goggles with a class 3b - 4
lasers i mean some people don't know the dangers and forget or don't know to buy them with the laser

:lasergun:
 

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Three reasons. First, It's generally not the seller's responsibility to ensure buyers aren't stupid. Second, good certified safety goggles are rarely cheap. No one is going to pay $150 for a 660nm laser because $100 of it is because of the goggles. Lastly, most people generally end up buying more than one laser of the same wavelength. After they already have a pair of goggles, (or two), most aren't going to want to continue paying the added cost of stuff they don't need/want.
 

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i just don't see why sellers cant give a free pair of safety goggles with a class 3b - 4
lasers i mean some people don't know the dangers and forget or don't know to buy them with the laser
It's easy.....
Nothing is Free....:eek:

Jerry
 
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i just don't see why sellers cant give a free pair of safety goggles with a class 3b - 4
lasers i mean some people don't know the dangers and forget or don't know to buy them with the laser
These "some people" have no business buying a high powered laser if they aren't willing to educate themselves for their own safety in the first place.

As Laserbee and Quemefox already said.. googles aren't free either, but I have NEVER seen anyone on this forum who asked about goggles, not get pointed to safety goggles.
 

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well put! if only everyone had this responsibility
 
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What about High Intensity Discharge vehicle lamps using xenon arcs and what not...in regards to the blue light danger

I notice alot of trends towards people moving towards violet and deep blue because its "cool".

Could this not be hazardous as well?? Its already bad enough to have head lights shining at you at night ...
 
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It would probably be best then to make a clear defined "Where to get glasses" thread so IF any newbies buy any, its very clear to them where to get the glasses to protect them.?

I do have a question my self...On if I need a new pair. My Eagles glasses, $30, are rated for i beleive 400-600nm defuse protection. This meaning bluray and green, show as a fainted white'ish dot. However, IR is 808nm...So But in a way, bluray is UV not IR.

Does this mean these glasses are still not the best to use because they do NOT protect against anything besides 400-600nm? Sure they can block the color...But the invisible stuff is what I'd care about blocking...
Help, I'm getting into lasers approatching 5watts or more in the 808, and 900 nm regions, any recommendatiins on glasses and shrouds for work station. I intend on hand inscribing hard matrials
 

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Help, I'm getting into lasers approatching 5watts or more in the 808, and 900 nm regions, any recommendatiins on glasses and shrouds for work station. I intend on hand inscribing hard matrials
Check my signature... OEM laser systems should have what you need.
 

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Help, I'm getting into lasers approatching 5watts or more in the 808, and 900 nm regions, any recommendatiins on glasses and shrouds for work station. I intend on hand inscribing hard matrials
Check my signature... OEM laser systems should have what you need.
This should work at about 250$+ Shipping :)

Laser Safety Window 445 Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm, Diode laser (980 nm), CO2 laser (10,600 nm) and IR lasers. Use in manufacturing, industrial, medical, education, & research environments. Offer excellent visibility and protection from Nd:YAG laser.
 

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also just like a gun, if it doesent have a safety on it (as some dont, most notably a Glock) you are to take the batteries out of it when not in use and transportation to avoid problems - I guess like an actual gun without a safety if you are holding it and you know what you are doing all should be OK - so dont give it to someone who doesent understand it[/QUOTE]

Sorry I had to correct you.I am a gun fanatic and have owned hundreds of guns.Glocks have a trigger safety,a firing pin block,and a drop safety so bad example.Sorry to split hairs I know this is a laser forum but had to chime in on the false info.
 

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Great post!!!
It's not a pleasant thought of spending the rest of one's life in total darkness using a white cane to get around. Once your eyes are gone, they're gone for good.
 

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I own 2 pairs of laser safety glasses. As im preparing to buy my first 1W+ laser, i would like some help. More or less reassurance.... These are the safety glasses Amazon.com: Bynovel Laser Eye Protection Safety Glasses Goggles Goggle Glass Shield for Green Blue Laser Pointer: Home Improvement Will these be good enough for a 445nm laser?
Even though I have found out many used these and they are fine. For my 1.3W laser i prefer to sleep better at night knowing my goggles are certified. Went ahead and bought a pair of these ARG - Blu Ray, Argon, Blue, KTP [NR-ARG-EN207] - $80.50 A small price to pay to keep my vision.
 




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