Laser tag has gained popularity over the decades and are now commonly being used as a team building activity, or a source of entertainment in parties for both kids and adults. If you are a fan of laser guns, there can be no better way to gather your friends. This game gives a sense of satisfaction when you shoot a beam of light at the opponent. But have you wondered how does a laser tag work? Let’s explore it today.
How does laser tag gun work?
Did you know that most laser tag guns use infrared lights that emit light beams instead of lasers? Think about having a humongous flashlight with a light that is extremely thin and straight. That’s how it works! Making laser tag guns extremely safe for play.
So, how is every “shot” captured?
Every laser tag gun, or vest worn by players, is equipped with sensor that makes use of optical filters to absorb the light rays and capture every shot made towards you.
Reasons for using Infrared light
There are 2 main reasons why laser tag guns use infrared instead of real laser. Firstly, a laser can be dangerous for both the player and the opponent on whom the laser will be shot at. Even if the laser power is set to the lowest, it can still be damaging to the eyes. Secondly, a real laser cannot be capture the shots made. However, an infrared light can be identified by a sensor.
Getting to know more about the technical bits of how laser tag works increases the excitement of playing with them. It simply uses an encoded infrared light beam with a sensor that receives the signal and recognises it as a hit. The points system makes the game even more exciting and adds another level of fun to it. Keen to try your hands at a Laser Tag game for your party or next team building event? We’ve got you covered! Contact us today to enquire more.