LPF Laser Pointer Company Database






Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser you may want to check out the database of laser pointer companies. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.

Green Laser Pointers Blue Lasers Pointers Red Laser Pointers
Yellow Laser Pointers Purple Laser Pointers Orange Laser Pointers
Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes


























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Newcomers > Welcome

LPF Database of Laser Pointer Companies




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-01-2011, 10:20 PM #1
arm94's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
arm94 will become famous soon enough
arm94 arm94 is offline
Junior Member
arm94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
arm94 will become famous soon enough
Default Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

Hey guys,

I am new here but very excited to finally be posting.
I currently own an Aries 125mw from Laserglow (a Christmas present) and I am already ready to upgrade!

But i do have a quick question regarding my next purchase. I love my Aries, do not get me wrong, but the beam is barely visible if at all during the day and i have trouble lighting matches! For my next laser I want a VERY bright beam along with some power.

At first I was thinking and willing to purchase the Hercules 300 from Laserglow howerver due to recent research i have been thinking about going with the 1 Watt blue Spartan from Dragonlasers and buying the Dragonlasers beam expander to use with it.

What do you guys think?

Thanks alot for your time and i am happy to be here,

Austin.


arm94 is offline   Reply With Quote








Old 01-01-2011, 10:25 PM #2
Prototype's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,713
Rep Power: 106
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Prototype Prototype is offline
Class 3B Laser
Prototype's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,713
Rep Power: 106
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

I'd go with the strongest Hercules I could afford, personally. I find a green beam to be thinner and more pleasing than the beam of a 445nm laser, which don't get me wrong, is nice, but a 300mW green (which could be overspec by a great deal) will have a smaller, intense beam. It won't burn as much or as fast, but it'll be far more impressive, in my opinion. Don't forget safety goggles and pictures of whichever you do get, and welcome to LPF.
Prototype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 12:23 AM #3
arm94's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
arm94 will become famous soon enough
arm94 arm94 is offline
Junior Member
arm94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
arm94 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prototype View Post
I find a green beam to be thinner
Do you think a thin beam will be achievable with dragonlasers beam expander or do you still think it will be very thick (maybe too thick) of a beam?
arm94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 12:28 AM #4
Prototype's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,713
Rep Power: 106
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Prototype Prototype is offline
Class 3B Laser
Prototype's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,713
Rep Power: 106
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

Beam thickness is usually inversely related to divergence. The thicker the beam at the aperture the better the dirvergence, a beam expander gives a large beam but incredible divergence. A 445nm laser will have a large beam, due to being multimode. If you view it from the side however, looking at the slow axis, you'll see it appear as a very thin beam. A good DPSS green beam will be 'thin' from all angles, but if it's too thin you'll have higher divergence. A Hercules should provide an excellent beam, both size and divergence wise.

Edit: If you look at:
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioMaster
DIY Beam Expander
Click Image to Enlarge

From this review:

WL Arctic Review G2


You can better see what I mean with the multimode 'fast' and 'slow' axes of a 445nm laser beam.

Last edited by Prototype; 01-02-2011 at 12:39 AM.
Prototype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 12:39 AM #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Keens is on a distinguished road
Keens Keens is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Keens is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

Optotronics RPL series.. whatever power you can afford.

IMO, buries all other handheld lasers on the market with quality build and the absolute best divergence.

Wish I could afford one.
Keens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 12:52 AM #6
Prototype's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,713
Rep Power: 106
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Prototype Prototype is offline
Class 3B Laser
Prototype's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,713
Rep Power: 106
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

That's a valid point, though the Hercules have a truly unlimited duty cycle due to using a fan for cooling. For $50 less than the price of a Hercules-300 you can get an RPL-350.
Prototype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 01:41 AM #7
arm94's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
arm94 will become famous soon enough
arm94 arm94 is offline
Junior Member
arm94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
arm94 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Hello, my name is Austin and i have questions!

Interesting...Im sorry that I am just inexperienced and uninformed but are you saying the optoronics will have a VERY bright beam? That is what i care about the most.

So would you say a 1 watt blue spartan or the Optotronics 300 would be visibly brighter?

Thanks for your patience guys.

Last edited by arm94; 01-02-2011 at 01:45 AM.
arm94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aries, bright, spartan





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Green Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Blue Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Red Lasers
Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Yellow Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Purple Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Orange Lasers
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes




Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2016 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC