I must admit I wouldn't be sad if the arctic and other very high powered portable lasers were banned from sale. It's a pretty dangerous toy for any random person with a bit of spare cash to purchase on a whim. Serious laser enthusiasts will build their own and ultimately that's a lot more satisfying than just buying something ready made, right?
I've got 2 445nm lasers running, one a lab build and the other a simple heatsinked module in a stand. I'm happy not to have portability with these because it's just too easy to have something unlucky happen, even when taking every precaution and doing the right thing safety wise. Too much focused energy in these things to be waving around willy-nilly, in my opinion. That's just my opinion, feel free to articulate yours! :na:
ps. I'm not signing or even bothering to look at the petition. Doesn't interest me.
the problem with this petition is it highlghts all lasers not just thiers and when they ban one they will want them all, use your tech knowledge to tie these folk in knots show these folk this isnt a dreaded death laser thats going to destroy the planet, and some of those folk are talking emotionally on there as if it is..fight misinfomation with good infomation W.L are doing a good job of destroying themselves they dont need a petition to bring them down..just my thoughts..