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Old 09-28-2012, 04:34 AM #17
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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

450 nm is very good at night. any sort of fog or rain even better. I assume 473 beam is almost as good. I can see 10mw indoors in the dark pretty well.


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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

Old thread, I know, but the kind of info being discussed here is going for ongoing discussion. keep in mind that the beam brightness is also a factor of the power density of the beam. meaning a narrower beam of the same power will appear brighter because "more power is packed into a smaller area". so the beam geometry is good to know and usually quoted "at the aperture".

One thing we've all notices is that laser manufacturers are expanding the beam waist to get more power out of the laser without having to go to the expense of creating a smaller waist, lower divergence beam. some of us older guys know that early DPSS lasers had this characteristic. but consumers simply want power, in mw, and the beam geometry be damned.

I'd rather have a lower power thinner less divergent beam, than a more powerful in mw's but larger beam profile.
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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

Gonna confiscate your SpyderIII plexus


Thatīs the reason why a SM 150mW 635nm is much more interesting for me than letīs say 1W of MM 635nm.
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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

LOL good one DJNY. that threw me for a loop.

It IS a good laser. also my 473mw labby that has a tighter beam geometry than my argon! i am kind of focused on getting lasers with nice tight narrow beams (pun intended).
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650nm: 5mw pointer (early)
250mw O-like OL-CR-250 (170mw)

635nm: 500mw pointer rhd build 18650 SH-032 (650mw)
500mw O-like lab

532nm: 100mw SH032 DX module pointer (120mw)
150mw tri Lights Lab (260mw)
600mw Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton first gen

473nm 50mw Ultra Lasers Labby (over spec 160mw)
488nm 80mw Multi-line AL60X Argon
445nm: 1.3W Flaminpyro SS (1350mw) 1.4W
Wannaburn Super-small SS (1430mw)
2.9W RDTech 9mm SH032

450nm: 150mw OSRAM single mode 450nm lab
200mw Lazerer OSRAM single mode 450nm

405nm: 100mw WL E3 (85mw)
500mw 405nm O-like lab
500mw 405nm Jayrob SS (560mw)

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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

You need to get a CNI 589nm then. They have the tightest beam Iīve ever seen from handheld.
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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

I second that, I'm going to make a deal with my local gas station to measure the spot there. It's a good distance away and the spot can't possibly be any bigger than my hand
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Default Re: 473nm - Minumum mW for Good Beam Visibility at Night without fog?

Remember that a tight beam at aperture means poor divergence. If you want longer range visibility, assuming you have the power, you'll want a beam expander.
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