5 Things To Remember When Using Laser Pointers
The use of laser pointers in the public is something that just can’t be taken lightly and whether you believe it or not, it’s actually a big concern in the public. Despite of its ability to burn and brilliant beams, these high powered laser pointers as well as portable laser are a danger to the eyes.
These pointers represent real dangers to the eyes. Your eyes wouldn’t be able to recover or heal because its visual receptors are part of the central nervous system; so better learn how to take care of it. When it comes to power output, laser pointers are not actually releasing great amount of power like what you think. If you are a bit skeptical, then try comparing it to the typical light globes which have 75 or 100mW. With this being said, you may be wondering on how these pointers are danger to the eyes? The answer to that lies into 2 unique properties of the pointers.
Number. 1 focused and coherent – the way how the energy is released from these pointers follow the same principle as what magnifying glasses do in focusing the sun.
Number 2. Collimated – because of the reason that the light is not spreading from the laser after it’s released, it is what making it a real danger especially when pointed at close distance.
This not to say that you have to be afraid of using laser pointers but what you should do however is, treat it with respect and use it cautiously. In the end, by following simple guidelines, you can ensure that everyone’s safe and avoid the dangers of such.
Tip number 1. No matter what you are doing, it is never nice to point the laser to anyone, particularly straight in their eyes.
Tip number 2. Never look directly into the laser’s beam under any circumstances, even if it’s just a low powered laser. No one wanted to lose their vision of course, so why would you dare to take your chances in doing such thing.
Tip number 3. It is your job to be conscious of your surroundings and check if there are reflected surfaces like glass, mirrors or metal polished; if there are, then don’t use your laser pointers. It is because of the reason that the beam can reflect and harm your eyes.
Tip number 4. Like what is said, practice caution when using the laser, preferably only in controlled environment.
Tip number 5. You should not let others to use the pointer unless, they know how to and has knowledge of the dangers that come with such device.
You will be fine in using these laser pointers so long as you stick to these guidelines and practice common sense.
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