- May 14, 2013
Could somebody do a test with a pair and lpm, tell what shades they are talking about?
HDE Laser Eye Protection Safety Glasses for Green and Blue Lasers with Case (Red) - Silk N Flash Go - Amazon.com
I have both and they work great. The Uvex are good for violet and blue. The red HDE are good for blue and green.
Be aware that there are some red glasses that look the same as the red HDE but are for green only and won't protect you from blue.
There are some blue glasses that look the same but are slightly larger than the HDE that have Trex printed on one corner, I also have those and I do not believe they will protect you from a direct hit from a red laser, I don't have a powerful red laser to properly test them yet, for cheap glasses for red lasers the blue HDE are probably better but I am not sure if anyone here has properly tested them.
I wear glasses and the Uvex easily fit over my glasses. The HDE will fit ok under my glasses, I suppose that may not be so for everyone. The blue Trex will not fit under or over my glasses.
When buying something as powerful as a 1.5W blue I suggest getting a good pair of glasses such as Eagle Pair or better and then buy some cheap ones too, no doubt we all want to show our lasers to others from time to time and the cheap ones will protect you just fine when burning or when viewing the dot up close, just avoid any accident that results in a direct hit to the eye.