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More eye protection from lasers: NoIR LaserShields expands range in UK

With the news of multiple high-profile incidents involving laser pens being pointed at passenger aircraft; Elliot Scientific welcomes the recent addition of four more CE-certified laser filters and several new stylish frames to our existing NoIR LaserShields® range. The filters are:female-31

AG4 – blocks UV and 532 nm green light sources

YG5 – blocks IR lasers operating around 1064 nm

RT1 & RT2  – attenuate UV, 532 nm green and near-IR from about 800 to 1064 nm, making them ideal for visual alignment applications or laser pointer protection

Eyes can be permanently damaged by direct or reflected exposure to lasers, high-power LEDs and plasmas – arc welding for example.

NoIR safety eyewear is designed to absorb specific light energies, and must be selected by considering source wavelength(s) and peak irradiance, required optical density (OD), visual light transmittance, field of view, effects on natural colour rendition and frame comfort.

A number of frame styles are now also available in white, while an extra small model has been introduced for petite faces, adolescents and pre-teens. This will allow paediatric, medical and dental services involving laser treatments to offer better eye protection for children.

Your eyesight is important! Please contact us if you work with, or might be affected by, lasers or any other intense light source.

Retinal injury occurs from exposure to visible, such as the possible Blue Light Hazard effect, or near IR energy (400-1400 nm), while corneal or lens damage results from UV (190-400 nm) and IR (1400-11000 nm) exposure.

 

 


Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) Test Equipment? Ask Elliot Scientific

NVIS_HiRes_SQElliot Scientific is now offering the GS-1290-NVIS, an advanced high-speed spectroradiometer from Gamma Scientific, that is specifically configured for ANVIS testing of cockpit displays and lighting.

Combining the leading-edge sensitivity of a backside-thinned CCD detector with Gamma Scientific’s industry-renowned RadOMA opto-electrical platform, the GS-1290-NVIS exceeds all requirements outlined in MIL-L-85762A and MIL-STD-3009 for the characterisation of night vision compatible interface lighting in aircraft.

The GS-1290-NVIS represents the state-of-the-art in speed and accuracy in a commercially available spectroradiometer. Measurements that required a few minutes in the past with scanning grating spectroradiometer systems can now be performed in a matter of seconds.

For full performance and in-depth specification details, availability and price, contact us now.


Elliot Scientific introduces Sperian Laser–Gard®

Laser pointers are an increasing hazard for pilots

Laser pointers are an increasing hazard for pilotsLaser pointer beams cause distracting glare and pose a temporary flash blindness hazard to pilots and security personnel.

As laser attacks on aircraft are doubling each year worldwide, with helicopter and civilian pilots at a higher risk, Elliot Scientific is introducing Sperian’s Laser–Gard® aviator eyewear to offer more protection than high-end designer sunglasses selling at the same price point.

Available in a choice of truly affordable frame styles, featuring multiple adjustments for comfort, the patented lenses are available in two versions to ensure that pilots and law enforcement personnel are protected around the clock:

  • Soothing bronze coloured sunglass tint for the day
  • Unique salmon coloured lens that provides excellent night time vision

Laser-Gard® combines laser protection with traffic signal colour-recognition and unparalleled comfort, making it possible for anyone exposed to these lasers to do their job safely and effectively.

For more information, visit the Laser–Gard® product page or contact us.