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    Default will this work to test out your detector

    I know i ask alot of questions here but im too curious about RDs.. I wanna know all the good infos about them so i can be good at it and help out other later.

    All righty than

    My question is. IF you point your laser pointer at your RD.. will it go off? go off in laser...

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    no Laser uses an Infra red light for laser invisible to light


    Some detectors will be set off by TV remotes

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    I think it depends on the laser pointer. I know the led lights from the tail lights of some vehicles will set it off. So my answer is somtimes. Someone else can give u a much better answer.

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    but if i point it at teh detector. will it like screw it up? like how it does to yoru eye?

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    The lasers used by police also use a laser thats pulsed. Like some one else said some remote controls do use a pulsed laser beam, but the beam is very short (LP). The pulses in most remotes wont even set off the detector.
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    If the laser is 904nm then it will!

    laser are visible light rather than infrared although you can buy infrared lasers!

    when uoi concider the power of a laser pointer to the power of the sun, the sun would more than likely damage the sensor.. but they made the device to withstand the sun.

    laser detector use a photo diode detector which is a sensor which is extremely sensitive to police 904nm laser photons!

    that is easy compard to the radar detecting part of the detector.

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    Interesting discovery, isn't IR laser a.k.a LIDAR supposed to be safe on the eyes? Which is why its monitored by the Food and Drug Administration and not the FCC.

    What are the effects of laser energy on the eye?

    The site of damage depends on the wavelength of the incident or reflected laser beam:

    * Laser light in the visible to near infrared spectrum (i.e., 400 - 1400 nm) can cause damage to the retina resulting in scotoma (blind spot in the fovea). This wave band is also know as the "retinal hazard region".
    * Laser light in the ultraviolet (290 - 400 nm) or far infrared (1400 - 10,600 nm) spectrum can cause damage to the cornea and/or to the lens.
    Directly from http://www.derm.ubc.ca/laser/eyesafety.html

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    it also depends on what class the laser is, obviously medical lasers are far much powerful than your class 1 laser in your cd player!

    class 1 lasers are ment to be eye safe, or so they say!

    laser pointers fall in this catagory, it may dazzle you but it should cause damage unless your constantly shining the beam in the eye for 5+ minutes, even then nothing may happen.

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    NO way will a laser pointer activate a detector even if it is 904 laser it will need to be pulsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    no Laser uses an Infra red light for laser invisible to light


    Some detectors will be set off by TV remotes
    My DishNetwork satellite remote control triggered the laser alert of my S2 8)

 

 

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