- Oct 11, 2007
Re: GB for OEM Laser Systems protective eyewear
so.... are we going to do this?
so.... are we going to do this?
I've got a set of ARG. I can see the focused point from my 400mA 405nm unless there is direct sunlight on the same spot.Did you guys not see what I said in the other threads? These are TOO good. You will NOT be able to see ANY existence of the laser beam or dot at OD8. It is extreme overkill. I suggest someone actually ACQUIRE these before EVERYONE buys them so we can see if they are actually in the OD8 range or not, because if they are, then they are NO GOOD. Not being able to see the laser can be just as dangerous. Also, it would be a waste of everyone's money.
Thanks for letting us know! Please do update us when you get your WL Arctic.I've got a set of ARG. I can see the focused point from my 400mA 405nm unless there is direct sunlight on the same spot.
Given that the eyes are more sensitive to 445nm than 405nm, these new diodes should have a very visible point unless they are poorly focused. I've got a 1W on order from WL, I'll post back with results when they ship it.
Eh, actually, they're a lot brighter than I mentioned. I just took the front of the laser apart and it looks like there was a little crap on the front of the diode that was blocking part of the light (looks like teflon tape from the lens that is now completely charred).Thanks for letting us know! Please do update us when you get your WL Arctic.
LOL, it looks like the carebears were murdered in your room. :crackup:Alright, here you go, these are with my 405nm. Ignore the messy closet, the strange paint in the room (the house came with the room painted this way) and the fact that the glasses don't entirely cover the lens.
The people who lived here before me had their son in this room. He had an iguana or something like that and as such there is a strange border around the middle of the room with lizards, snakes, etc. I've no idea what the point of the splatter is. Anyway, my wife liked it so we kept it around for the office.LOL, it looks like the carebears were murdered in your room. :crackup:
No, I've no way to measure it, nor would I since the time required would likely damage the glasses. At $80/each I'll leave it to someone with more disposable income than I have.Anyway, it looks like those do a pretty good job of blocking. I'm guessing that dot is somewhere around 20mw by the looks of it. Have or can you measure it?
Agreed, I'm already covered so I won't be buying, but the rest of you who are buying the Arctic REALLY need to buy a set of these or something similar.Edit: On another note, it doesn't really look like this GB is really coming together, mainly because of the craze over the Arctic III from WL. But I really do think we should come up with 25+ people so we can make sure we are ready to use our 445 builds with real safety.
I don't quite agree there, its been 9 days & I see 6 people who expressed interest in purchasing a pair. IMO thats fairly good when you consider that there isn't even a vet's name on this GB yet. The higher the number gets the more enticing it will be to others who are on the fence.it doesn't really look like this GB is really coming together, mainly because of the craze over the Arctic III from WL. But I really do think we should come up with 25+ people so we can make sure we are ready to use our 445 builds with real safety.
Thanks again for testing.There's no way it's 20mW getting through though. Visible light from a reflection is completely different from a direct hit. As proof, I just tested it out now by shining a slightly diffused beam (similar to the second set of photos) through the glasses and you don't get ANYTHING out the other side. It's completely blocking it. That's exactly what you want when working with lasers of this power.
Totally agreed (if anyone couldn't tell).[...] the rest of you who are buying the Arctic REALLY need to buy a set of these or something similar.
OEM Laser Systems also sales the YLW goggles. They are $98.60 before any discount, if we can pull a GB together they'd be $78.88 (+ whatevere for shipping).LaserShields does have a nice selection.
Didn't look at them for 445nm before. They have some good options with nice high %VLT.
Just looking quick, I like the 73% VLT on the YLW 190-450 OD6+ $130
I'm interested in some nice ones for 980nm too.
Thanks for letting us know! Please do update us when you get your WL Arctic.
I know someone mentioned a material that has no fluorescence @ 405nm. Was a natural material IIRC. Anyone know of it or something else?