IR Laser for NVG for airsoft use - how can I make it safer


Newly Enlightened
Oct 2, 2016
Hey Guys and Girls

In a few weeks I'm going to be playing an airsoft game where I will be using NVG's and I need an IR laser to use to help aim my weapon.

However I am finding it very difficult to find any eye safe IR sights etc for a decent price and available outside of the states. Whilst there are options tailored for airsoft its rare that the maker will state the class of laser. For example one common so called air soft IR laser was found to be 10mw.

Its only a game and I don't want to damage any ones eyes so I was hoping there might be a way to reduce the power with an IR filter to a safer level.

For example I am looking at getting something along the lines of this

What sort of filters could I apply to bring down the perceive power of the laser in the region of 1mw but still be usable? I'm thinking some sort of Filter just covering the outside of the laser.

Any suggestions of what I can use or links would be super helpful.