ARCTIC 445nm
LASERSHADES (2)



Arctic 445nm LaserShades (2), retail $29.99 (www.wickedlasers.com...)
Manufactured by Wicked Lasers (www.wickedlasers.com)
Last updated 10-08-10






This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used; however, since I consider them "test equipment", they will be furnished with a "star" rating. This web page will consist of just some informational text, five photographs, two brief videos, and three spectrographic analyses.



These are laser safety goggles designed for the blue (~445nm) diode laser -- they were actually made specifically to be used with the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser.

They have acrylic lenses, a plastic frame, and a pair of temples (stems) like regular eyeglasses so that they don't just fall off.


 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE






This is what these Lasershades look like when being used.



Blue laser spot from the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser (2) {on maximum power} as viewed through these glasses.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of daylight to use as a control.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of daylight with these glasses placed in front of the spectrometer's light input aperture.
Note the sharp decrease in transmission below ~550nm.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser (2) with these glasses placed in front of the spectrometer's light input aperture.
That broadband "hump" peaking at ~610nm is fluorescence from the lenses of the glasses themselves.




Video on YourTube showing how well these LaserShades block the laser radiation from the S3 Spyder Arctic 445nm Blue Laser (2) that they were furnished with.

This clip is approximately 5.555567345823 megabytes (5,722,960 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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Green spot from the Wicked Lasers Phoenix 80mW Green Laser as viewed through these glasses.




Video on YourTube showing these LaserShades mainly blocking the laser radiation from the Wicked Lasers Phoenix 80mW Green Laser.

This clip is approximately 8.277645793458 megabytes (8,489,712 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than forty one minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.





Now for the good part: POWER MEASUREMENTS!!!

With these LaserShades in place, power output of the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser (2) was measured at:

15.60W (MICROwatts!) {low}
42.90W {high}.

I believe that all of the power (yes, ALL of it!) is from fluorecence of the lenses themselves!!!


Does this evaluation look an awful lot like the one I made for this product?
Thought you'd say so.
That's because they're the same product, but this newer model attenuates laser radiation at the designed wavelength so much better!!!





TEST NOTES:
Test unit was furnished with the S3 Spyder Arctic 445nm Blue Laser (2) that I received from D.K. on the US east coast (sent to him by www.wickedlasers.com) on 12-03-10 (or "03 Dec 2010" if you prefer).

The primary reason that this product received 4.5 stars and not 5 is because they offer no protection against laser radiation coming in from the sides, top, or bottom. Their ability to attenuate laser radiation at their design wavelength however, is absolutely stellar!!!


UPDATE: 00-00-00






    MANUFACTURER: Wicked Lasers
    PRODUCT TYPE: Laser safety goggles for visible blue lasers
    LAMP TYPE: N/A
    No. OF LAMPS: N/A
    BEAM TYPE: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: N/A
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic w/acrylic lenses
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: N/A
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Yes
    SUBMERSIBLE: Not known, but very probably FOR CHRIST SAKES NO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Zippered storage pouch, cleaning cloth
    SIZE: 35.80mm D by 228mm L
    WEIGHT: 378 grams
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: China
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA days

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star RatingStar Rating





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