- Sep 29, 2011
I was trying to figure this out. I thought it had something to do with the means of calculating the distances; " For flashblindness, the FAA’s Sensitive Zone Exposure Distance is used. The maximum permissible exposure in this area is 0.1 milliwatts (100 microwatts) per square centimeter."
Really, I think it has to do with our sensitivity (or lack) to blue light.
Green will flashblind at relatively low powers because it's at the peak of our sensitivity. I believe that a blue would be powerful enough to do damage before it causes flash blindness. Does this make sense?
This is the same thing I was thinking. It makes sense although I feel like there is probably some power of blue that has the ability to cause flash blindness without injury.