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Old-Style Welder's Goggles, Great for Lasers?

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Hey everyone. So I recently got into steampunk, and as everyone knows, steampunk is nothing without goggles. Anyway, so I am working on creating my own goggles, so I bought a pair of old welder's goggles, and, after some tests on my LPM, it seems that the light they are letting through won't even give a reading!

I am not saying these are perfectly safe - far from it. However, the plan was originally to replace the glass filter with cut outs from various laser goggle filters so that they can be handy and epic at the same time... but I may not need to do that!

Just thought I should share with you guys!

And after testing multiple wavelengths, it seems the only one it *isn't* amazing at blocking (even visually) is 532nm. And even that still didn't get a reading on my LPM.
 
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No really if a guy only needs to buy one pair of laser safety glasses instead of three different pairs that saves some cash right there ;)

More research needs to be done to see if this is really going to work.
 
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Well, yeah. Point being though, these aren't rated for that protection. And they are tinted green, so we know for a FACT that they aren't that great for green wavelengths.
 
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I can't load your link for some reason. :( Cool discovery though.

Are they the old-school circle-lens-on-each-eye kind?
 
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Yeah, I think it's because the auction ended a while ago so the pic isn't on their server anymore.
 
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I actually already have those magnifiers... and I am actually going to make those lens in the front flip-up so I can change between different goggles!

EDIT: Don't worry, I'm going to make these useful for my laser work AS WELL AS steampunky!
 
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