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Stronger than average- but doesn't need glasses?

zw909

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Hi all,

I'm a laser noob with a few questions. I'm not sure If I will get one or not.

I was wondering though- what would be a safe power level for a laser to be carefully used without glasses outdoors? I'm wondering if there's something stronger than what you would buy at a pet store but not strong enough to need glasses? And would a particular color be safer than another?
 



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In USA 5 mW or less is considered eyesafe however even 5mW can damage your eyes under certain conditions-indoors or outdoors makes no difference. Output power is output power regardless of "color"/wavelength.
Read about different classes of output power and hazards of same here: https://www.lasersafetyfacts.com/classes-menu.html

See Laser Hazard Chart here: https://www.lasersafetyfacts.com/resources/FAA---visible-laser-hazard-calcs-for-LSF-v02.png

Excellent web site about all aspects of laser safety and related , best on the web see: https://www.laserpointersafety.com/
 
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