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cb19

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I have a 5mw green Laserglow Lyra. I have one dog and a cat. I have never really played around with them and my laser because i dont want to hurt there vision. So i was just wondering> What mW laser pointer is safe with dogs and cats? If i were to shine it on a shiny surface such as my tile floor and it were to bounce back up and hit them in the eye would this effect their vision at all? Im just a little conserned and dont want to hurt my animals vision.
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wait do you need goggles for a 5mw 532nm green laser?
 

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My cat loves my 532 5mW and one of my dogs has no interest, the other is a bit frightened by the green light coming from nowhere. None of my animals have been negatively affected by it, that does not mean I go shining it in their eyes. You ought to be just fine.
 

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So this means i do need to wear goggles for my laserglow lyra? or was that a joke?
 

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Hahahaha ok I just want to make sure I don't have to wear goggles. And if I were to get a 5mw blur laser would I need goggles for that? Or do you not need goggles for any color laser?
 

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As long as your 5mw or under your fine. But remember some lasers that are supposed to be 5mw are not they are much higher, so be careful.
 
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So a blue 5mw is safe with out glasses? And u got my laser from laserglow so it's for sure 5mw not higher right?
 

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Not sure, the only way to be positive is have it tested on an LPM.
 

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Oh I though their lasers were tested to be exactly 5 mW
 

InfinitusEquitas

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They are tested to be 1-5mW, so it's fine for having your pets chase the dot, although obviously don't EVER shine a laser into anyone's eyes on purpose.
 

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So they can't be above 5mW? I just want to make sure I don't have an overpowered laser.
 

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If you're worried, I would consider just giving them a call, or messaging them...
 




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