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An Introduction to Laser Blocking Blinds

Updated: Aug 26


Laser Blocking Blinds are suitable for many applications involving the use of lasers. For example, use cases can be found in the Healthcare market - specially in patient operating rooms, ambulatory centers, and dentist / doctor offices. Our laser blocking blinds create a safe barrier between the laser and other supporting staff, patients, or visitors who may walk by.


The blinds/shades are easy to install and aesthetically pleasing to the work environment. To clarify, the roller blind is built into a white finish aluminum frame. The frame encapsulates the top, and both edges of the laser blocking material. This sealed barrier eliminates any possibility of laser beams passing around the sides of the blind. The barrier also blocks our direct light (not blackout) and proves optimal safety and protection. The blinds are operated (changing of up/down position) by several methods:

  • Chain (most common)

  • Crank Handle

  • Motorized (Dry Contact Switch or Wireless Remote Control)

Blind installation is relatively easy. Therefore, maintenance or contracted installers can install the blinds. In addition, we provide installation instructions that can be downloaded from our website. However, should you run into problems while installing the blinds, our staff can provide immediate assistance.


Laser Blocking blinds are manufactures based on the dimensions of your windows. Simply measure the size of the window opening (width by height) of the opening and forward them to us for a custom price quote. Lead time and delivery are typically around 3 weeks. Also, the blinds come with a 12-month limited warranty. Laser blocking window blinds do not require regular maintenance, as they can be cleaned with soapy water (mild detergent). Products such as Hlorsept (or equivalent) can be used. To clarify, abrasive cleaning materials must NOT be used. They can cause damage to the blind material.


Most importantly, the blinds meet the following compliance standards:


ASTM International

  • ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Material

Conformite Europeene (CE)

  • CE Marked

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

  • EN AW-6060

  • En 60285-4 Safety Laser Products - Part 4; Laser Guards

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • NFPA 701-2015 Test Method 1 - Flame Propagation

  • NFPA 92-503 - Electric Burner Test


Lasers are often added to a Healthcare Program without adequate window safety/protection. As a result, this puts the healthcare facility, its workers, patients, and visitors at significant risk of laser injury. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding laser blocking blinds or other laser safety needs you may have. Please call us at 770.332.0092 or email us at contact@rtlasersafety.com










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