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Dinosaur Egg star Projector from China?

Grench

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Hi

I am not an enthusiast at all however came to ask a question regarding safety of these star light projectors.

Recently my children were around this product

(Can’t post link - but look on Google on item number HJ-XKD08 Dinosaur Galaxy star light projector)

It’s an indoor projector made in China - sold by all the websites like temu and Ali express.

I did not like the kids being around this as I read about 1./ the dangers of lasers and 2./ China manufacturers not even labelling their products properly (labelling a class 2 when the mw is much higher)

I have even looked only about the mw power and it’s very difficult to even get a straight answer with it. Some photos I’ve saw have said class 1, class 1M, class 2 and class 2R (I haven’t heard of class 2R).

I even contacted somebody in China who said it had a class 3B laser in it 30-50mw.

I am concerned about the safety of these products. It also says CE certified but you know - there are fake certificates. Do CE even measure the mw power or just leave it to the manufacturer?

What are your thoughts?

I am going to test the mw output with a laser meter when I get hold of one.
 





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Hi

I am not an enthusiast at all however came to ask a question regarding safety of these star light projectors.

Recently my children were around this product

(Can’t post link - but look on Google on item number HJ-XKD08 Dinosaur Galaxy star light projector)

It’s an indoor projector made in China - sold by all the websites like temu and Ali express.

I did not like the kids being around this as I read about 1./ the dangers of lasers and 2./ China manufacturers not even labelling their products properly (labelling a class 2 when the mw is much higher)

I have even looked only about the mw power and it’s very difficult to even get a straight answer with it. Some photos I’ve saw have said class 1, class 1M, class 2 and class 2R (I haven’t heard of class 2R).

I even contacted somebody in China who said it had a class 3B laser in it 30-50mw.

I am concerned about the safety of these products. It also says CE certified but you know - there are fake certificates. Do CE even measure the mw power or just leave it to the manufacturer?

What are your thoughts?

I am going to test the mw output with a laser meter when I get hold of one.
The ones I'm seeing are LED powered, not laser so probably not too dangerous.
 

Grench

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They advertise as LED - which they are (the nebula) but they also have a green laser in them (the stars) which is separate. This is it - when they are advertised, some of them don’t even mention it’s a laser product.
 
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They advertise as LED - which they are (the nebula) but they also have a green laser in them (the stars) which is separate. This is it - when they are advertised, some of them don’t even mention it’s a laser product.
Can you share any pics? I might have to buy one to check it out.
 

Grench

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I’m curious what reading a laser meter would have on these to see if they are safe (under 1mw accessible radiation) as they are marketed for children. Unbelievable they don’t even have any safety marking or stickers on them.
 
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I purchased a star projector years ago that used only a green and red laser. I eventually gave it to my daughter as I had little use for it after I found out exactly how it worked.
 

Ears and Eggs

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The only way to be sure would be to buy one and take it apart to find out what exactly is inside. If it really has a laser in it then test it with a power meter and see if it is under 5mW.


Looks from the images it's just bright coloured LEDs going through a bunch of prisms and lenses, but it is possible it uses a laser for some effects. Similar to those red and green laser displays some people have for Christmas.


I believe this is the item you are referring too. It does look like quite a cool effect. For that price I'd consider getting one just to mess around with it myself.

 




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