violet laser pointer power level 5mW classroom

Safe and Compliant Laser Pointers

Handheld violet (purple), blue, green, and red laser pointers in power levels of 1 mW and <5 mW perfect for classrooms and cat entertainment.

All batches of laser pointers are tested for IR leakage and to ensure the output is within the rated conditions.

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  • Class 2 (<1 mW)

    Class 2 laser pointers are recommended for small classroom activities with students below Grade 9. We call these our "Super Safe" Classroom laser pointers, and our "Super Safe" Red is the safest you can get for optics education.

  • Class 3R (<5 mW)

    Class 3R laser pointers are best for classroom demonstrations by teachers and for use by advanced students who can handle them responsibly. These are the brightest class deemed safe for consumer use by the FDA. Our "look away" eye reflex prevents damage.

Laser Pointer FAQs

What are "Super Safe" laser pointers?

Our Class II (<1 mW) laser pointers (our "Super Safe" line) are preferred by schools and teachers, especially when kids will be handling them. These are considered safe by the FDA as long as they are not pointed directly in the retina for prolonged periods of time.

Are 5 mW lasers safe for kids?

Class IIIR laser pointers (<5 mW rating) should normally be handled by adults. They can damage a person's retina if pointed directly at the eye for many seconds to minutes, but our natural "look away" reflex usually prevents any damage by keeping exposure short.

Which color is the best?

Green is the most visible, red is the safest around kids, and violet lets you experiment with fluorescent materials. They each have their use, so consider getting one of each!

Which is best for learning about lasers?

We recommend our LaserBlox, which are specially designed for classroom demonstrations and experiments. They won't roll, can be stuck on a white board, and can be stacked magnetically for ray experiments.

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