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Safety Glasses Sufficient?

kiyoshikc

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I recently put together a Blu-ray laser using these instructions: I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - Building a High-Power Blu-Ray Laser

I have some regular safety glasses (not laser glasses) that seem to block out a lot of the light. The laser can light a match in less than 3 seconds when focused properly, but when shining through the glasses, a match won't even smoke. When wearing the glasses, the reflection off of a white sheet of paper is weaker, manageable even, but still damn bright.

Might these glasses be protective enough?
 

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No, not at all. Grab a pair of goggles from Radiant Electronics, they're OD2.5 and should protect you fine, they're also <$30 shipped. I say should because I can't remember offhand what they cover, but I know they'll take 1W 445 down to 5mW or so.
 

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Not very, if at all. You're more likely to see fluorescence from the surface you're pointing it at than the dot itself.
 

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I checked Radiant Electronics and their Radiantshades are out of stock. Anywhere else I might be able to find a good price with shipping? I live in Hawaii, so shipping prices are usually a crime.
 




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