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Hey guys thanks for the replies. I'm pretty safe as I am also into firearms. However, lasers can seem so benign at times. I usually play with my Class 4 Krypton the most and there is always room for error. That's why I hold it with both hands when I'm outside.

Also, I'm scared about stray beams from other lasers. Fortunately, most higher powered lasers are expensive and that alone keep the goofballs from buying them.

One day, I'll come to my senses and sell the damn things. Not tomorrow, tho.

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I have temporary eye damage on 405nm and 532nm.
Consider that 405nm got shorter wavelength and higher energy and 405nm have spectrum at 380nm, it pretty danger. 10mW 405nm spend me one month from recover my eye damage, one blue-black spot on my eye.
For 532nm, it's do less damage, 100mW without IR filter, take one week on my eye to recover.
You might want to re-consider this hobby.
 

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Fortunately, most higher powered lasers are expensive and that alone keep the goofballs from buying them.
I would be VERY careful assuming that. 'High power' is quite vague as a definition, but i'd consider things like 200 mW 650mn lasers pretty dangerous, especially since they are single mode diodes that can produce a narrow beam at long distances.

Such lasers are sold at a $20 or so price level, which i'd consider inexpensive enough for any idiot to obtain.

While these things do not set the drapes on fire (immediately) if misdirected, their output power is sufficient to cause permanent eye damage long before you have a chance to blink. And thinking of drapes, i did manage to burn a couple of holes through the curtains when first working with dvd writer diodes ;)
 
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I brunt my finger with 15W IR laser in a burning test before, was lucky that I get my fingers out quick enough. Half of my fingertip was burnt. Some of the cells that grow the skin was permanently damaged. IR LASERS ARE DANGEROUS.
 

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I had some lasers and laser accessories knock a big ole dent in my wallet, I thought I was getting a deal from China via an auction but it turned out that all I got was a major case of the red ass.
I can't say I needed to sit on a rubber doughnut or anything, but I did engage in some verbal relief therapy.
 

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I had some lasers and laser accessories knock a big ole dent in my wallet, I thought I was getting a deal from China via an auction but it turned out that all I got was a major case of the red ass.
I can't say I needed to sit on a rubber doughnut or anything, but I did engage in some verbal relief therapy.
haha!
 
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While these things do not set the drapes on fire (immediately) if misdirected, their output power is sufficient to cause permanent eye damage long before you have a chance to blink. And thinking of drapes, i did manage to burn a couple of holes through the curtains when first working with dvd writer diodes ;)
I have seen others say this. Everyone please don't point your lasers at a window, or at least not your class 4 lasers. If it burns a hole in your curtains or blinds or whatever, then that laser could then be going out the window pointing at who knows what and you wouldn't even know it. They don't necessarily reflect off the glass. Don't point them at windows.

Alan
 




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