Laser controllers

In the laser light show field, a laser controller is a device that sends signals to a laser projector, in order to create shapes such as patterns, drawings, graphics and text.

A laser controller would typically be used with a Class 3B or Class 4 laser projector. Operating lasers of these powers carries safety risks and some legal responsibilities.

This FAQ answers basic questions information about laser controllers, and about safety implications when used in a home or for commercial purposes.

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Please note that ILDA does not endorse or verify products of any kind, and therefore we cannot speak directly to the compliance, quality or safety of any particular laser controller.

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