coaledsweat wrote:[quote="av8r"]I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!
I don't know about your IR, but some lasers can damage retinas. Mine will.
Mine is a Class II 1 mW so it is considered "eye safe" as the blink reflex of your eye will protect you.
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT
A Class 2 laser is safe because the blink reflex will limit the exposure to no more than 0.25 seconds. It only applies to visible-light lasers (400–700 nm). Class-2 lasers are limited to 1 mW continuous wave, or more if the emission time is less than 0.25 seconds or if the light is not spatially coherent. Intentional suppression of the blink reflex could lead to eye injury. Many laser pointers are class 2.
Here's more on lasers:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety
Ya know...I believe that this conversation was proof that the warm weather was killing the forum. Classic discussion but when ya sit and research classes of lasers and eye safety when you should have been out hunting, trapping, or poisoning the moles, voles, or pocket gophers that were secretly destroying my lawn while the snow was covering it....
HEY, before the snow returns....does anyone have any ideas on what to do about these grass destroying, hole digging, tunnel building little pests?? ("pests" was the best I could come up with without being censored...