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Hi everyone.

You guys have definitely compiled a rather extensive database here. Wow. Anyway....

I'm coming in on the interweb via the the great state of Alabama as a fairly simple country boy that enjoys family, friends, food, things that go boom, and have taken an interest in these bright little shining lights. I'm a Union elevator man by trade with an above average electrical and electronics background. Combine an interest in electronics with impressive focused light of colors and here I am.

I have quite a few lasers already, most of which are firearm mounted. (Crimson trace & lasermax) As far as laser safety is concerned, I'm well aware and conscious of the dangers when it comes to eye safety. Whether it be lasers, firearms, or high voltage (low voltage too) there are inherent dangers in most everything.... especially if there is bad information, carelessness, negligence, or ignorance of the dangers involved. Which leads to why I'm here. I'm wanting a couple of high power lasers, one in green and one in blue. I'm not sure at this point if I'm going to buy or attempt to build at a later date. Building is definitely not out of the question, but ignorance is slowing down my willingness to dive right in. Hopefully a few of you here might be able help me out. In the mean time I'm going to keep scrolling and enjoying the posts.

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Hello Vator, welcome to LPF.

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Hi Vator,
I'm in Mobile, welcome to the forum. Lots of great information here for builds and purchases
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Jet Lasers offers various high quality Diode/DPSS Portables in their PL-E Pro hosts. Jet Lasers are known for their quality and are respected on LPF.
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If you are after an RGB module, you can't go wrong with Optlasers. Their 400mW model is very high quality.
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Optotronics offers some of the highest output DPSS Portable Greens on the market. Their 1.4W RPL-II is by far their most amazing product and is known to be overspec.
Optotronics RPL 532nm DPSS Portables

Dragon Lasers offers the best option for 589nm (Yellow) Laser pointers.
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Sanwu are known to be very high quality and every newcomer should check them out.
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Bang good is a good source for many electrical items and are often cheap and reliable.
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