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landshark

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Laser safety: 532nm 5mw-75mw Green Laser on a space heater
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:15:41 PM »
Hi,
I'm planning on putting this laser projector in a school art show, and to do so I will have to convince faculty that's it's very safe. Right now I have it against a space heater because the metals panels behind the mesh outside are kind of reflective, they were made to reflect heat and the lasers look really great there behind the image. There's also two quartz tubes there that the heater uses. Is this safe?

I've been looking at laser safety at laserpointerforums.com. But is there any literature I could show the school that shows my laser projector is safe as long as nobody looks into the projector? I would guess there's not an easy way to measure the reflection off the space heater but are there safety guidelines out there that would permit a 532nm 5mw-75mw laser? I'm using a 6 volt power adapter, if I used more would that make the laser brighter/ more dangerous?

Thanks,
Finley

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Re: Laser safety: 532nm 5mw-75mw Green Laser on a space heater
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 06:45:58 PM »
I'm sorry but for legal reasons I can't comment if your system is safe or not.

I would suggest contacting whomever sets and enforces regulations for your respective area for literature. To get you started you may want to check out the following website:
http://www.laserpointersafety.com

Wikipedia also some sources you could utilize to acquire contact information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety


Last but not least you can check out the photon lexicon forums:
http://www.photonlexicon.com too.

Their focus is not on safety but it's an excellent resource to know about!

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Re: Laser safety: 532nm 5mw-75mw Green Laser on a space heater
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 09:25:01 PM »
Thank you so much! I sent out an email now. And thank you for those resources!