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If you use less then 5mW you will be fine, however the light level will be very low. If you use anything above that you will need a variance from the CDRH. Unless you have some very special circumstances, you will be required to have a real person with an off button monitoring your show at all times while lasers are playing.

I have incorporated high power lasers in my Halloween shows in the past (7-15watts) because they have always been only one night and I could monitor them. Christmas is more of a season and it becomes cumbersome to stay legal.

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plasmadrive wrote:

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Devices_and_Radiological_Health

It is part of the FDA and regulates laser radiation, among other things.




You will also needs permits from the FAA, and most likely, your local municipality too.

The FAA takes a dim view (pun intended) of outdoor lasers and will feel no remorse about slapping you down with the highest fines/prison time that they can make stick. VERY serious business to them. Be careful out there.

See http://forums.lightorama.com/view_topic.php?id=26323&forum_id=79

D.T.
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Actually it is a "letter of non objection" from the FAA. There is no fee involved and if you don't have any unterminated beams or beams that get into air space where an air craft can go, you will most likely have no issue with getting that letter.. You will have to have a variance first however and your equipment will have to be varianced as well.

There is a lot of hoops to jump thru but once you do, it isn't so bad.. but you do have to monitor your show in real time for safety reasons.

Try contacting the International Laser Display Association (ILDA). Perhaps they can help you with some answers. http://www.laserist.org/

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