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Hey, just a few questions...
1)- At what MWatge do you NEED eye prtecton?
2)-At what MWatge does a laser need to be at for the beam to be visable?
3)-Just for refrance, about how old is the majorady of the members here?  
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pseudonomen137 said:
[quote author=Da_Dude link=1194322345/0#2 date=1194322764]Ok.
Thanks. :)
Um...Do sunglasses work? :-/
Without getting overly technical: NO!   :D[/quote]

GAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read the safety section...sunglasses will kill your eyes...might as well remove them, and put them in the microwave on high - or better yet, popcorn setting !
 

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Sorry.
Im new to this. :-/
Thats why I came here anyway. :D
I wanted to ask the experts.
So...Welding Gogles?
 
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Da_Dude said:
Sorry.
Im new to this. :-/
Thats why I came here anyway. :D
I wanted to ask the experts.
So...WEelding Gogles?
Nope same problem.

There's only one substitute for good laser goggles - better laser goggles.

Sorry, no shortcuts here. Imagine being blind and looking back in time, regretting you didn't spend a measly $50 on goggles to save and keep your vision. Sure its not a likely scenario, but its not a gamble I, for one, would dare take. Make no mistake though: anything but quality laser goggles IS a gamble.
 

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Ok. :-[
I guess I should order some then...
spyrorocks said:
*Imagine being blind in one eye
that was my grandpa scince he was 8...
Some retard threw a firework at him. :(
 
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Da_Dude said:
Ok. :-[
I guess I should order some then...
AND....make sure to read up i nthe SAFETY area some ....it's almost required reading if you want to stay healthy...not being rude by parotting myself, just trying to hammer in a point....
 
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spyrorocks said:
*Imagine being blind in one eye
*Warning: Do not stare into laser with remaining eye.

Yeah, sure, probably not gunna take out two eyes at once. Still though, I'm making a point dammit! :D
 

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it should be pointed out that for a 5mW beam to be nicely visible, it needs to be a green (532nm) beam. a normal 650nm red will not have a visible beam, and a 635nm red has a very faint beam, and i've heard people say that a 5mW blue (473nm) will also be visible, but...green's obviously optimal. and Da_Dude - nice images of link in your signature! :)
 

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Da_Dude said:
Ok. :-[
I guess I should order some then...
[quote author=spyrorocks link=1194322345/0#7 date=1194324089]*Imagine being blind in one eye
that was my grandpa scince he was 8...
Some retard threw a firework at him. :([/quote]

It happened to me too at age 7 and my eye had to be removed, but I did it to myself by accident with a knife. If there is anything good about it, it did happen when I was young and as I grew a little order I adapted quickly. Needless to say I am very careful with lasers and everyone else should be too. Do not skimp or look for a cheap way out of good eye protection.
 




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