Audience Scanning & Laser Safety

Ever since Justin Timberlake and Saturday Night Live rocked the entertainment world with the laser effect called “audience scanning”, use of this new technology has skyrocketed and so has the risk of eye damage to the audience.  ILT now offers laser light measurement tools that can rapidly measure and display the peak value of exposure for all colors of lasers without the need to change components or settings.

Audience scanning immerses the audience with light in many shapes and sizes (laser beams, cones, fans, waves, sheets, etc) so that the laser light is actually touching people. It is a truly an immersive effect that allows people to virtually touch and interact with the light.  Laser lighting can be shined directly at the audience, reflect off natural and artificial structures in the environment, or focused on the stage and performer. Regardless of the directionality of the display, there is a risk for over exposure to the human eye.

The US have some of the most robust regulations pertaining to safety systems and requires that all users are fully trained and all systems are tested for safety. IEC 60825 sets the MPE (Maximum permissible exposure) at the cornea for a collimated laser beam.

Other Laser based applications include medicial; destruction of cancer cells and bloodless and re-constructive surgery, and tattoo & hair removal. They also act as range finders, can cut, drill, and weld metals and are the source of light used to create Holograms.

Whether you are measuring your Audience scanning laser to assure code conformance, or you are looking to validate the power output of your low power continuous lasers such as Argon, HeNe, NdYAG, and laser diodes, our light measurement systems and power meters offer an easy, portable, ISO17025 accredited / NIST traceable solution for your laser light measurements.

The ILT1000 and ILT5000 Laser Safety Measurement Systems make safety measurements quickly and accurately. Results can be stored internally for later review or displayed an any Windows 7 or Window 8 PC or tablet.  The ILT1000 and ILT5000 use removable filters and optics that also allow customers to the same sensor to test laser power.


* If units of measure are not shown please contact us (empirical units also available i.e.fc, fL, nits, lm/ft²). 

Application Common Sources Meter Type Spectral Range Measurement Range Units Product
Laser Light Safety, Audience Scanning, LIP's Testing, Optical Hazard, Eye Safety Audience Scanning Laser Systems Bench-top/Lab 400-1000 nm 7e-11 – 0.05 W/cm2 ILT5000, SED033/F/A313-7MM
Laser Light Safety, Audience Scanning, LIP's Testing, Optical Hazard, Eye Safety Audience Scanning Laser Systems Handheld 400-1000 nm 4e-9 – 0.05 W/cm2 ILT2400, SED033/F/A313-7MM
Laser Light Safety, Audience Scanning, LIP's Testing, Optical Hazard, Eye Safety Audience Scanning Laser Systems Low Profile 400-1000 nm 4e-9 – 0.05 W/cm2 ILT1000/F/A313-7MM
Laser Power Verification Laser Systems Handheld 400-1000 nm 4e-7 – 3 W ILT2400, SED033/F/HNK15
Laser Power Verification Laser Systems Low Profile 400-1000 nm 2e-7 – 3 W ILT1000/F/HNK15
Radiation / Brightness LIP Laser Illuminated Projector Bench-top/Lab 400-1000 nm 2e-9 – 1 W/cm2/sr ILT5000, SED033/F/R
Laser Power Verification Laser Systems Bench-top/Lab 400-1000 nm 4e-9 – 3 W ILT5000, SED033/F/HNK15
Radiation / Brightness LIP Laser Illuminated Projector Handheld 400-1000 nm 6e-8 – 1 W/cm2/sr ILT2400, SED033/F/R
Radiation / Brightness LIP Laser Illuminated Projector Low Profile 400-1000 nm 6e-8 – 1 W/cm2/sr ILT1000/F/R
Laser Spectral Analysis Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Spectrometer 200-450 nm Customized Spectrum W/nm ILT950UVP with Sphere
Laser Spectral Analysis Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Spectrometer 250-1050 nm Customized Spectrum ILT950P with Sphere
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 215-355 nm 2e-7 – 0.0333 W ILT5000, SED270/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 215-355 nm 6e-6 – 0.0333 W ILT2400, SED270/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 185-310 nm 5e-8 – 0.05 W ILT5000, SED240/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 185-310 nm 5e-8 – 0.05 W ILT2400, SED240/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 185-310 nm 6.67e-8 – 0.0333 W ILT1700, SED240/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 250-675 nm 4.15e-5 – 200 W ILT1700, SED005/QNDS3/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 250-675 nm 2e-3 – 200 W ILT2400, SED005/QNDS3/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 400-700 nm 0.03 – 5e5 Lumens ILT2400, SED033/Y/Q1/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 400-1064 nm 0 – 200 W ILT5000 Laser Power Measurement Options
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 400-1064 nm 4e-10 – 8e-3 W ILT2400, SED100/F/K15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 400-1064 nm 1.82e-10 – 0.182 W ILT1700, SED100/FQ/K15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 400-1064 nm 7.3e-9 – 7.3 W ILT1700, SED033/F/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 400-1064 nm 2e-7 – 3 W ILT2400, SED033/F/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 400-1064 nm 1.22e-5 – 200 W ILT1700, SED033/F/QNDS3/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 400-1064 nm 4e-4 – 200 W ILT2400, SED033/F/QNDS3/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Bench-top/Lab 200-2100 nm 4.39e-3 – 48.8 W ILT1700, SED623/HNK15
Laser Light Measurement Nd: Yag, HeNe, Laser Diodes, CW Laser Handheld 200-2100 nm 4e-3 – 10 W ILT2400, SED623/HNK15