BlissLights – Laser Safety – The Facts You Should Know!!
Posted on September 01 2009For years people have had worries about lasers, but we are here to tell you all the facts and safety tips you should know. Did you know that there are United States National Consensus Standards for laser safety? Well there is, and they are in charge of creating and monitoring the ANSI. ANSI stands for America National Standards Institute; the main goal of ANSI according to www.ansi.org is "to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment." ANSI is the organization in charge of creating and monitoring the SSC regulations. It is these regulations that set the standards for the use of our lasers both indoors and outdoors. BlissLights is dedicated to laser safety and out principals are on the subcommittees for safe use of lasers indoors. There are many classes of lasers created for different uses. Lasers can be used for anything from entertainment lighting to laser hair removal. Most of our BlissLight standard products fall into class II. "Representatives from the U.S. FDA and other laser safety experts from various countries have indicated that there are no known documented injuries from exposures to Class II levels of laser", according to the FDA and IEC. Think of it this way, if you use a laser pointer for a business presentation you are using a class II or class IIIa laser. Laser pointers are used around the world without injury, even if the laser is shown directly into a person's eye. Lasers are very similar to a flashlight. If you point a standard flashlight or even one of those stronger Mag lights into your eyes you may see bright spots for a little bit but no damage has been done to your eye. This is just like a class II laser, while we don't recommend staring straight into a BlissLights laser, all that will happen is you will see bright spot for a few seconds after. Some people are worried about our outdoor units and there interference with airplanes. When using our BlissLights in your back yard the laser can only travel about 100 to 200 feet into the sky before it dissipates due to the divergence of the laser. The average flight altitude is 18,000 feet, which can be almost 90 times the distance that our lights will travel. So when thinking about our BlissLights and the use of lasers for recreational use just remember that BlissLight lasers are registered with the FDA and use common sense. Also remember that our products started as a night light for the creator's daughter and we also keep children in mind. Laser safety is our top concern and we work hard every day to make sure you enjoy your product and that you are safe. We believe in our products and we are always here to answer questions.