Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

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Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby willyinaus » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:44 pm

Hi guys what glasses is everyone wearing and who did you purchase from

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Re: Glases/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby bdring » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:44 am

I got mine at lightobject, but just about anything will do for Co2 wavelength. Anything glass with good side flaps.
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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby Tweakie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Hi Willy,

I prefer the goggle type because they fit over the top of my ordinary spectacles. Mine came from Lumenis and are primarily intended for YAG 1064 nm but are still rated OD 5 at 10600 nm - but as Bart has said almost anything will do for the CO2 wavelength.

One point, which I think was mentioned elsewhere, is that these goggles give no protection against the bright visible spot produced on the surface of the work. Unless you wear welders goggles you are likely to get 'arc-eye' from staring at the spot too long. ;)

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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby buildsomething » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:07 pm

I am using safety glasses from LaserShield.
They have all kinds of shields for different wavelengths.
Shipping was very quick.
I presently have 3 sets, one for myself and 2 for any quests that are interested in viewing the laser working. Better be proactive than reactive when it come to safety. You never know when something might go wrong.

Here is the link to their site:

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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby gavztheouch » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:13 pm


Where did you buy your Lumenis googles from, I have had some quotes back from some UK companies @ over £400 :o

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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby soehler » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:56 pm


Those are chap and verry nice :


.. fit overs also

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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby awesomenesser » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:11 pm

I bought what looks like the same pair sergio has here.

I just got them in the mail today and they came with a nice hard case, a cleaning cloth, and a string so you they can hang around the neck. They are fit overs and fit my glasses fairly well.

10,600nm - OD 7+
9000-11,000nm - OD 5+
130-360nm OD 9+

They are made specifically to cover all the wavelengths for co2 lasers.

Price ins't too bad either $37.50 then I paid around $10 for shipping. They also have a really easy paypal checkout.
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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby lasersafe1 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:23 pm

I got my glasses from Lens Crafters. Yep, normal polycarbonate eyewear. Has an OD >7 to 10.6um.
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prescription glasses enough for testing?

Postby quadmasta » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:21 pm

I've got prescription glasses that are polycarbonate with an antiglare coating. Is this sufficient for just testing electrical connections <.5sec firings until my laser glasses show up?
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Re: Glasses/Protection If it aint on it aint on

Postby BenJackson » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:47 pm

Almost everything is opaque to 10.6um. If it's not safe then it's not safe for firing of any duration. The fastest I could push the TEST button at the lowest setting that would power the laser would light a piece of plywood on fire instantly (the flame goes right back out when you stop firing). I actually seemed to get lower power from pulsing TL, but even then I would not mess with it without safety glasses.
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