House decorations that use laser lights are now being sold in the lead-up to Christmas. The lights you’re shining on your house to spread holiday cheer could also pose a hazard to pilots flying overhead.
Although these lights are usually low powered, the concentrated light beams can travel much further than you think, and can be a distraction to pilots.
Follow these tips to use laser lights responsibly:
Civil Aviation Rule 77.7 Notice of use of a structure discharging efflux, a light, or a laser
Health (High-power Laser Pointers) Regulations 2013(external link)
Ministry of Health page on High-power laser pointers(external link)
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