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:
AG4 – blocks UV and 532 nm green light sources
YG5 – blocks IR lasers operating around 1064 nm
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.
Elliot Scientific’s existing laser safety portfolio is now complemented by our introduction of the NoIR LaserShields® eyewear product range.
NoIR LaserShields®, who have been manufacturing laser safety eyewear for multiple applications since 1996 following its creation by parent company NoIR Medical Technologies, offer a comprehensive group of filters for protection against specific or combined laser wavelengths, a broad choice of frames to suit your face and pocket, and additional products for patient/client protection and pilots.
More details on the NoIR LaserShields® Elliot Scientific offers can be found within the comprehensive product pages that show the filter groups, frame styles, and extras, along with datasheets and CE Certificates.
If you have a requirement for laser eye protection, do contact us for advice on choosing the right eyewear as we always recommend you consult your laser safety officer, appropriate laser safety standards, and/or laser system documentation to ensure correct choice of eyewear and safe laser use.
Remember, laser safety eyewear only offers protection against incidental exposure to specified beam energies so incorrect choice and use may lead to serious personal injury or blindness.
The revised range of polymer and glass-based styles, which are designed to maximise visibility while providing unsurpassed attenuation, have been complemented with the Laser-Gard® range of aviation spectacles – to protect pilots against the hazard of laser pointers – and configurable optical table laser barrier systems.
In addition, Honeywell Sperian also offer a range of protective goggles and window materials for use in the laser lab.
Manufactured to stringent European and ANSI standards in an ISO certified state-of-the-art facility, Honeywell Sperian’s products offer superior performance, with their eyewear ensuring comfort and style like no others.
To discuss you laser safety requirements, please contact us.
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.