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comozo

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From the post How visible is a <5mw laser in daylight
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Kiessling said:

Know that shining anything brighter than 5mW outside requires a proper variance, otherwise it would be illegal and possibly dangerous.
bernhard

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Bernhard with all do respect please do not post inaccurate opinions and state them as factual. I understand your caution though. Read again the CDRH Rules and Regulations. Those rules are convoluted so it will take more than one reading to get a really good understanding.
. The main concern of the CDRH is the safety of the public when there is commerce involved, for instance, laser light shows, nightclubs, surveying. Exception would be if a company put on a show for friends without the exchange of money than a licence would not be needed.Another exception are astronomers in the USA whom frequently use Class IV lasers no license is required. They may in good faith notify the FAA but that is not a mandatory requirement.
If he or anyone else wants to shine a laser greater than 5mw it is absolutely within the law for that person to do so.
Do not shine it at aircraft, police, people and animals of any type.

I think I will refresh my memory too just in case I stated and erroneus fact.
 

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comozo,

You were probably better off contacting Kiessling via PM over this issue.

As far as his post, what may not be considered against the law where you live could very well be illegal elsewhere.
 

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Bernhard is most likely not qualified to represent US laws and mandates in regards to laser use. Perhaps until CPF has someone legally qualified for US law as well as all other countries, the laser forum should be closed. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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I think I will refresh my memory too just in case I stated and erroneus fact.

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It would seem that this forum is heavily burdoned with legal considerations and need for cautions. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif

Good point on qualifying statments as either opinion, fact or perhaps interpretation.

The above are just my opinion and of no substance based on knowledge. This thread was initiated "with due respect" and it would seem to this occassional and casual reader of the laser forum that if all threads within were "with due respect", the need for moderation would be much less?
 

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Comozo, your comment is directed at this posting. A comment in that thread regarding disagreement with his statement would have been fine. However, we don't create a separate thread in order to call someone out, and give the thread the name of the individual. Whether it's a member or moderator, it's rude, inflammatory, and unacceptable. When you want to make it that personal, it's best handled off the board.

Feel free to discuss it, "with all due respect", in the thread of origin. Thread closed.
 
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