I didn't realize how bright these things are until earlier tonight. A friend and I were flying around the Portland area, and while on approach to Hillsboro (the smaller airport west of PDX) our cockpit lit up bright greenish white. Reported it to approach and they gave me the FBI's number to call. I just found it so interesting how bright that light was. It wasn't bright enough to hurt my eyes, but I lost my night vision for awhile. These laser people are jackasses.