I realise I can’t buy one as I am outside the US but can I ask, why is the Atpial-C’s IR laser classed as “class 1”?
Please don’t take this as me saying that it is classed wrong or as a criticism. I just don’t understand and need educating and I thought that others may be interested too.
My understanding is that for 400-700nm (visible spectrum) anything above 0.39mw is “class 2”, so why is a 0.7mw IR laser “class 1”, surely it is likely to cause more damage as a visible laser at the same power. I get that 0.7mw is the FDA legal limit but does that make it “class 1”?
Also, why is the illuminator not classed as “Class 1M”
Despite using google to search for a fair while, I can’t find much on laser classes above 700nm.
Like I say I’m not trying to be controversial, just trying to understand.
Thanks in advance.