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BlissLights Laser Wand

BlissLights Laser Wand (Images courtesy BlissLights)
By Andrew Liszewski

After my review of the Wicked Lasers Photonic Disruptor I have a new-found respect for green laser pointers. Even a low-powered model is too bright to be considered a toy, which is why I kind of cringe looking at these product shots. The BlissLights Laser Wand is basically a green laser pointer that uses a “high diffraction efficiency digital holographic optical element” to turn the beam into hundreds of smaller ones creating a stars effect. It’s intended to be used to amaze your party guests which it probably will as long as they’re all 10 years old. And while I’m sure the photos in that product shot are simulated, I’m not too thrilled with the idea of shining this thing in people’s faces and eyes as they seem to be suggesting.

The laser itself is classified as an FLPPS Class 2 model which is apparently safe to look at from distances greater than 6 inches, but I would still be hesitant. It uses a CR2 battery which should keep it running for about 10 hours, and is available directly from BlissLights for $99.95.

[ BlissLights Laser Wand ] VIA [ The Gadgeteer ]







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  • Julia

    Have you considered that the single beam is broken apart into thousands of smaller beams? I don’t think it’s intended to be merely a children’s toy, do you?

  • http://www.blisslights.com Alan

    Dear Andrew,

    Thank you for taking the time to do a review on the Laser Wand. As you have stated, the Laser Wand is a Class 2 laser product, but what you didn’t mention is that the Class 2 laser beam gets split more 10,000 times, which creates an enormous starfield. This means each individual laser beam is 1/10,000th the power of a Class 2 laser. Please note that there are no documented cases of a Class 2 laser causing harm to a person.

    You also say that we are suggesting people to point this laser at faces and eyes. This is not the case. We suggest people handle this product like any other bright light – do not stare directly into the light. This is basically common sense.

    I would like to send you a sample so you can see the product for yourself. Please let me know if this is of interest to you.

    Regards,

    Alan