Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
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
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Buy, Sell, & Trade



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2012, 06:57 PM #17
ZRaffleticket's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 2,519
Rep Power: 17954
ZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to ZRaffleticket
ZRaffleticket ZRaffleticket is online now
Class 3B Laser
ZRaffleticket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 2,519
Rep Power: 17954
ZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond reputeZRaffleticket has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to ZRaffleticket
Default Re: FS: CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

If I had the money I'd buy a 140mW 473 handheld in a heartbeat. Sadly I just spent a good chunk of my money on a >80mW 473nm handheld


__________________
405nm 1W Sanwu Challenger COMING SOON
450nm 300mW
462nm 2W MS-SSW
472nm 2W maglite
480nm 125mW mrcrouse
485nm ??????
488nm 20mW Uniphase Argon
502nm 85mW badboybilly host
510nm 90mW PLANNED
520nm 30mW laserlands pointer
532nm 25mW Cheap Pen
589nm 100mW Spartan multiline
635nm 200mW C6
650nm 350mW PLANNED

DPSS Theoretical Wavelength Chart
ZRaffleticket is online now   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 03-01-2012, 04:35 PM #18
drummerdimitri's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
drummerdimitri drummerdimitri is offline
Class 2M Laser
drummerdimitri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
Default Re: FS: CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Is this beautiful laser still for sale?
__________________
Check out my reputation on this site: http://www.souq.com/profile.php?user_id=232476

Nova Lasers x25

Cree v5 custom 445 nm 1.2 W laser

Jetlasers PL-C 300
drummerdimitri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 04:43 PM #19
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Behind the Counter (:
Posts: 700
Rep Power: 0
zdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the rough
zdarkazn zdarkazn is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Behind the Counter (:
Posts: 700
Rep Power: 0
zdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: FS: CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by drummerdimitri View Post
Is this beautiful laser still for sale?
Nope, its been traded (:
zdarkazn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 04:44 PM #20
drummerdimitri's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
drummerdimitri drummerdimitri is offline
Class 2M Laser
drummerdimitri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
Default Re: FS: CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by zdarkazn View Post
Nope, its been traded (:
Oh good, you speak the truth hehe
__________________
Check out my reputation on this site: http://www.souq.com/profile.php?user_id=232476

Nova Lasers x25

Cree v5 custom 445 nm 1.2 W laser

Jetlasers PL-C 300
drummerdimitri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 04:44 PM #21
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Behind the Counter (:
Posts: 700
Rep Power: 0
zdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the rough
zdarkazn zdarkazn is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Behind the Counter (:
Posts: 700
Rep Power: 0
zdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the roughzdarkazn is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: FS: CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Hey.. uhh how do i change the thread title?
zdarkazn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 04:46 PM #22
drummerdimitri's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
drummerdimitri drummerdimitri is offline
Class 2M Laser
drummerdimitri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
Default Re: FS: CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Last time I checked, you just had to edit your post or something. I am not sure actually.
__________________
Check out my reputation on this site: http://www.souq.com/profile.php?user_id=232476

Nova Lasers x25

Cree v5 custom 445 nm 1.2 W laser

Jetlasers PL-C 300
drummerdimitri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:22 PM #23
Wolfman29's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Wolfman29 Wolfman29 is offline
Class 3B Laser
Wolfman29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

So this was traded to me and it was DOA, even with a middleman. What's standard procedure? A tradeback?
Wolfman29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:26 PM #24
mfo mfo is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,403
Rep Power: 0
mfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these parts
mfo mfo is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,403
Rep Power: 0
mfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these partsmfo is infamous around these parts
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman29 View Post
So this was traded to me and it was DOA, even with a middleman. What's standard procedure? A tradeback?
Who was the middleman?
mfo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:32 PM #25
drummerdimitri's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
drummerdimitri drummerdimitri is offline
Class 2M Laser
drummerdimitri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 502
Rep Power: 21
drummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to beholddrummerdimitri is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to drummerdimitri
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman29 View Post
So this was traded to me and it was DOA, even with a middleman. What's standard procedure? A tradeback?
What?! This is the guy I traded my headphones with but never got any of the two lasers he sent me. This was one of them along with a LG Vega. I am confused, could you please let me know what the hell is going on?
__________________
Check out my reputation on this site: http://www.souq.com/profile.php?user_id=232476

Nova Lasers x25

Cree v5 custom 445 nm 1.2 W laser

Jetlasers PL-C 300
drummerdimitri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:41 PM #26
bloompyle's Avatar
Gas Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nebraska, US
Posts: 4,176
Rep Power: 2929
bloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond repute
bloompyle bloompyle is offline
Gas Guru
bloompyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nebraska, US
Posts: 4,176
Rep Power: 2929
bloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond reputebloompyle has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Look at his rep. This is the same guy that complained about getting a broken argon from a forum member, then tried selling the same broken argon for $300 + shipping on ebay, then denied the whole thing when everyone caught him. File some disputes if you can, do something, this guy's a lying, scamming, dirt bag, and needs to be punished as such.
__________________
"These things we do.
That others may live."

405nm 500mW
442nm 15mW Melles Griot HeCd
445nm 1W
455nm 100mW LaserBTB
457nm Tunable OMNI 532
465nm Tunable OMNI 532
467nm 1.8W NDB7675
472nm Tunable Omni 532
473nm 2x 100mW Melles Griot lab heads w/ PSUs
476nm Tunable OMNI 532
488nm Single line 35mW
496nm Tunable OMNI 532
502nm Tunable OMNI 532
514nm Tunable OMNI 532
520nm 40mW MSV2
532nm Various pointers
543nm GreeNe 2mW
568nm ~20mW ArKr whitelight line
589nm 126mW PGL-III-C
594nm Rigel-6; 4.75mW + <1mW
604nm 2x <1mW multiline
609nm Ne Penning mixture Ar line from REO 612nm
612nm HeNe 1mW ML 4 line; Raman 6 line
629nm <1mW Raman 6 line
633nm 1-4mw red HeNe
635nm Raman 6 line
638nm 20mW single mode
640nm Raman 6 line
647nm ~10mW ArKr whitelight Kr line
650nm Raman 6 line
658nm LPC-826
685nm 20mW
808nm Modded NewWish pen


HeNe/gas reference thread
bloompyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:52 PM #27
Wolfman29's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Wolfman29 Wolfman29 is offline
Class 3B Laser
Wolfman29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

The thing is, it was working when I got it from the middleman (Dave).

I am filing a USPS insurance claim... good thing I got it insured.
Wolfman29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 11:19 PM #28
rhd's Avatar
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
rhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman29 View Post
So this was traded to me and it was DOA, even with a middleman. What's standard procedure? A tradeback?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman29 View Post
The thing is, it was working when I got it from the middleman (Dave).
I'm confused. Was it dead on arrival, or was it working on arrival?

You said DOA, but then you said it worked when you got it.

I think this scenario warrants close attention given:
1) The argon thing
2) DrummerDimitri's comment
3) The fact that *a VEGA* was sold to someone, even though it was also supposedly sold on craigslist, and I also saw it on his eBay page (that's a few VEGAs, which could be legit, but that's a lot of VEGAs)
4) Your issue

Something could be fishy here, or it could all be explainable. But I think it's worth figuring out which. Starting with some clarity though - was it actually DOA ?
__________________
CURRENT WAVELENGTHS:
405|441|450|467|473|495|505|520|532|556|PGLRG|589|594|632|638|660


SAFETY & IMPORTANT READING (threads authored and contributed to by various members of LPF):
- Federal Aviation Administration - Laser Safety Initiative (link)
- Info release from Laserglow - Default Canadian restrictions on portable lasers (link)
- The Necessity of Safety Goggles (link)

rhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 12:14 AM #29
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1877
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1877
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

The laser worked fine here
I sent a video of it being LPM'd before the trade went through
The laser was NOT DOA, but it was far from up to spec when he first tested it
At this point I am saying that the laser, (like most 473's) is sensitive to temperature
The laser was delivered in 90 degree weather
It sat here in my 75 degree house overnight before it was tested (I had to recharge his battery )
Now that it has cooled some, the laser is acting better (but not yet as it did here)
I have recommended that he allow the laser to sit for several hours to allow the temperature to stabilize (and for it to finish cooling)

This is NOT a dead laser traded away as a scam
It is a high powered 473nm with the inherent instability displayed by most of these lasers

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare

Last edited by daguin; 04-14-2012 at 12:18 AM.
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 12:20 AM #30
rhd's Avatar
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
rhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by daguin View Post
The laser worked fine here
I sent a video of it being LPM'd before the trade went through
The laser was NOT DOA, but it was far from up to spec when he first tested it

(...)

This is NOT a dead laser traded away as a scam

Peace,
dave
Then it's worth being careful about the phrase DOA.
DOA = Dead on arrival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wolf - It sounds like this wasn't DOA. You asked for input on this. I know this is a topic that has seen a lot of discussion elsewhere on the forum. But my feeling is that with used "professional" lasers (like those from CNI, JetLasers, etc that aren't DIY'd by a builder on the forum), you can't expect too much warranty beyond a warranty that the item will work when received. Unless of course the seller says something otherwise upfront in the sale thread.
__________________
CURRENT WAVELENGTHS:
405|441|450|467|473|495|505|520|532|556|PGLRG|589|594|632|638|660


SAFETY & IMPORTANT READING (threads authored and contributed to by various members of LPF):
- Federal Aviation Administration - Laser Safety Initiative (link)
- Info release from Laserglow - Default Canadian restrictions on portable lasers (link)
- The Necessity of Safety Goggles (link)

rhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 12:26 AM #31
Wolfman29's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Wolfman29 Wolfman29 is offline
Class 3B Laser
Wolfman29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Well, here's how it happened.

It worked in Dave's place.

When I got it, I pulled it outta the box, charged some batteries for a while to top 'em off (30 mins or so) and stuck 'em in. I immediately got like 10-20mW peak and then it dropped to a few mW. The same keep on happening until it started powering ON at a few mW.

Now, after I have gotten back for a few hours, it lasted about 30-40 seconds above 100mW. It peaked at around 140mW (WOW!). However, then it just started dropping off again.

Am I just not used to have a laser that will literally drop to nearly zero output after about 40 seconds? I always thought CNI GLPs were supposed to have no duty cycle?
Wolfman29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 12:33 AM #32
rhd's Avatar
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
rhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: NO LONGER FS(GONE): CNI 473nm Handheld, >80mW will do middleman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman29 View Post
Now, after I have gotten back for a few hours, it lasted about 30-40 seconds above 100mW. It peaked at around 140mW (WOW!). However, then it just started dropping off again.

Am I just not used to have a laser that will literally drop to nearly zero output after about 40 seconds? I always thought CNI GLPs were supposed to have no duty cycle?
Oh, this was a GLP?

My 473 GLP flies all over the place. From ~30mW at startup, to maybe ~70mW or 80mW once running, and then it falls again.

If it was a PGL, then I'd say maybe the crystal TEC isn't running properly. But admittedly I'm not sure if 473s have TECs on the crystals like 589 and high powered 532s do. But if this is a GLP, but you can't really expect too much stability out of such a small unit.

EDIT: CERTAINLY NOT no duty cycle.
__________________
CURRENT WAVELENGTHS:
405|441|450|467|473|495|505|520|532|556|PGLRG|589|594|632|638|660


SAFETY & IMPORTANT READING (threads authored and contributed to by various members of LPF):
- Federal Aviation Administration - Laser Safety Initiative (link)
- Info release from Laserglow - Default Canadian restrictions on portable lasers (link)
- The Necessity of Safety Goggles (link)


Last edited by rhd; 04-14-2012 at 12:34 AM.
rhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





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








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
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 10:16 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC