If you want to keep your eyes working like they are, then YES, get goggles. You never know when that beam is going to reflect off of some highly polished surface, like a mirror, other glass items, chrome, etc. & your eyes are gonna take a direct hit off that polished surface. Please, play safe, get goggles ASAP.......................rob
Generally speaking, us Veterans tend to keep an eye on the NOOBS, & try to steer them down the right path, regardless of the question. None of us wants anyone to damage their eyesight, hence my harping on the subject. I hope you didn't mind............rob
PS, You're welcome !!!
Yes, you should get decent eye protection. Would you buy and use an arc welder without having a welding mask or race a motorcycle without a helmet and leathers? Please also note that sunglasses, welding goggles, and suchlike are not going to protect you against lasers. The best goggles will be certified as conforming to an international standard such as ANSI Z136, CSA Z386, or EN207/EN208. Note that different wavelengths and strengths of lasers require different goggles. An OD2 at 808nm goggle might let you work with a 200mW 808nm diode, but this same goggle is inadequate for a 100W 808nm IR diode, where you might want an OD6. A goggle for green probably won't protect at all against red. Good goggles are an expensive part of this hobby and you will accumulate a collection of goggles over time. After all, damaged eyes can't enjoy lasers. Do some research of laser eye protection and learn a little more about this essential part of a fascinating hobby.
hey, phoenix77 i am new here , in the laser hobby also . Btw i live in Prilep,Macedonia ( Central Europe, a small country) and i want cheapest green laser with brightness. Can u tell me which to buy and from which company?
phoenix so DX ships to my country. Then can u tell me link of that site or, the price of the laser? i mean, my country uses MKD ( macedonian denars ) and i think 1 USD = 50 MKD so u can tell me the price in dollars or in MKD if u'r not to lazy to calculate
Go on GOOGLE & type in DEAL EXTREME.com. When you get to the home page, type
this in the "SEARCH BOX" Romisen 30mW Green Laser L-D030 (1*CR123A) This is a good starter laser that a lot of Members buy for their 1st laser. BUY EYE PROTECTION 1st though. You can figure out the cost in your countries currency. If you are going to use PAY PAL to buy it, they have a currency converter on their webpage......rob