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 > Blue, Yellow, & Other Colored Lasers



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



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2009, 05:16 AM #1
Connor9195's Avatar
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 9
Connor9195 is on a distinguished road
Connor9195 Connor9195 is offline
Class 1 Laser
Connor9195's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 9
Connor9195 is on a distinguished road
Default Infrared Lasers

I've been looking at infrared laser pointers, and I have a question about them. I've been told that their beams are dangerous, but what danger can they promote?
Is it that their beams are invisible to the human eye, and you can't see where you are pointing them? Or is there more to it, like they are emitting more radiation than other wavelengths do?
If anyone could supply me an accurate answer that would be great.

Thanks in advance,
Connor9195


__________________
1x 200mW 660nm
2x 5mW 650nm
1x 200mW 532nm
1x 50mW 532nm
1x 112mW 405nm
Connor9195 is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 08-02-2009, 05:57 AM #2
lordoflasers's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 152
Rep Power: 15
lordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via MSN to lordoflasers
lordoflasers lordoflasers is offline
Class 1M Laser
lordoflasers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 152
Rep Power: 15
lordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of lightlordoflasers is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via MSN to lordoflasers
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Infrared lasers are somewhat more dangerous than other coloured lasers because if you do accidentally flash yourself in the eye, you won't have the natural blink reflex that you would have if you could see the light. If it is a 5mW infrared laser, this isn't as much of an issue. Anything higher than that, safety goggles are a must. As far as power is concerned 100mW of red is the same power as 100mW of infrared. You just don't want it in your eyes. You need to be more careful with infrared because if it reflects off of something, you're not going to notice it, until it's too late.

What is the application you want to use infrared for? Perhaps you can get away with less than 5mW.

Sorry, but I have to be honest with you. If you need to ask these kind of questions, you're probably not ready to use infrared lasers. If you're going to go ahead and use them anyway, invest in a pair of infrared safety goggles. You only have two eyes.
__________________
Everyone loves Pointers...Well... At least on this Forum.
lordoflasers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 05:58 AM #3
MarioMaster's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 3,621
Rep Power: 346
MarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to MarioMaster
MarioMaster MarioMaster is offline
Class 3B Laser
MarioMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 3,621
Rep Power: 346
MarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to MarioMaster
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

IR is usually labeled as dangerous because it's a component of cheap green laser output. The green laser emits IR along with the green and is invisible, but spreads out more than the green, so you may catch a stray reflection to your eye and not know it.

Now with an IR only laser, the light is no more dangerous than any other wavelength. IR diodes are usually high powered though and goggles should be worn when dealing with just about any IR laser. You can't see the dot, and your eyes do not react to it (no blink reflex)

edit- i was too slow =P
__________________
ILT 5500KR krypton only air cooled ion 100mW 647.1nm | ILT 5500AR argon only air cooled ion >300mW multiline
Omnichrome 643 air cooled Ar/Kr ion 10mW 676.4nm 647.1nm 568.2nm 488nm 476.2nm (high hours)
Spectra Physics 127 >30mW 632.8nm HeNe | Uniphase 1.5mW 543.5nm GreeNe
Coherent Innova 90 argon ion water cooled ??W (got plasma, alignment in progress)
Coherent 60W 830nm water cooled diode brick | Shenhui Laser 40W 10600nm water cooled CO2

(9:03:50 PM) Picasso: the best guys i saw ever at burning man was two dudes dressed as all green army men shooting pants at naked guys
MarioMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 06:12 AM #4
Connor9195's Avatar
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 9
Connor9195 is on a distinguished road
Connor9195 Connor9195 is offline
Class 1 Laser
Connor9195's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 9
Connor9195 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

I wasn't looking to purchase an infrared laser, as much as I was just wanting to learn a little bit about them, and you guys just taught me what I wanted to know.

Thanks,
Connor9195
__________________
1x 200mW 660nm
2x 5mW 650nm
1x 200mW 532nm
1x 50mW 532nm
1x 112mW 405nm
Connor9195 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 04:13 AM #5
AdamR's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
Posts: 145
Rep Power: 10
AdamR is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to AdamR
AdamR AdamR is offline
Class 1M Laser
AdamR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
Posts: 145
Rep Power: 10
AdamR is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to AdamR
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Dragon Lasers do some good infra-red goggles.

Laser Glasses - Infrared (IR) protection 1064nm :: Laser Safety :: Dragon Lasers

I bought these for my infra-red lasers. It says 1064nm, but that's just the optimal protection. They provide OD>3 for the all famous 808nm and 980nm infra-red lasers.

What wavelength laser do you have btw?
__________________
Thanks,

Adam Reece.
AdamR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 05:13 AM #6
Connor9195's Avatar
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 9
Connor9195 is on a distinguished road
Connor9195 Connor9195 is offline
Class 1 Laser
Connor9195's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 9
Connor9195 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

I don't actually have an infrared laser, nor will I purchase one in the near future. I just posted this thread because I wanted a question about them answered.
__________________
1x 200mW 660nm
2x 5mW 650nm
1x 200mW 532nm
1x 50mW 532nm
1x 112mW 405nm
Connor9195 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 05:35 AM #7
hugo999999's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 443
Rep Power: 11
hugo999999 has a spectacular aura abouthugo999999 has a spectacular aura abouthugo999999 has a spectacular aura about
hugo999999 hugo999999 is offline
Class 2 Laser
hugo999999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 443
Rep Power: 11
hugo999999 has a spectacular aura abouthugo999999 has a spectacular aura abouthugo999999 has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

hi i also had a question somewhat like connor9195s. is the above link to draghonlaser goggles good enough for 808nm light and up to how many mw? the OD seems quite low compared to others.
p.s. are there any other places to get IR goggles for around the same price as dragonlasers?
thanks
hugo999999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 10:31 AM #8
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central New York State - Watkins Glen - planet Earth
Posts: 2,745
Rep Power: 101
photonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond repute
photonaholic photonaholic is offline
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central New York State - Watkins Glen - planet Earth
Posts: 2,745
Rep Power: 101
photonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Now here is one time digging up an old post is not such a bad thing.

IR lasers should be "reserved" for more advanced users, There is too many things that can go wrong, already discussed above.

Unless you have a specific application in mind that mandated using IR, just avoid getting one until you really know what you are doing.

I often wonder what use a IR "pointer" would serve aside from military targeting???

The number one hazard is that IR being invisible, you have no warning that you may make eye contact with the beam until it's too late.
__________________
Thanks for reading my post.
Kind regards, Wayne

------------------------------------------------------------------
"Disclaimer: all posts made by me are based on my own opinion only,
That opinion is subject to change without notice."


Too much knowledge is dangerous, not enough is worse.
Adapted from Einstein quote.
------------------------------------------------------------------
If you want to burn things, buy a lighter
------------------------------------------------------------------
My Pet Forums - for the animal fans Link
Dances With Reptiles - If you like snakes Link
photonaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 07:08 PM #9
Devil_Master's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: EU
Posts: 153
Rep Power: 17
Devil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to behold
Devil_Master Devil_Master is offline
Class 1M Laser
Devil_Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: EU
Posts: 153
Rep Power: 17
Devil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to beholdDevil_Master is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Quote:
I often wonder what use a IR "pointer" would serve aside from military targeting???
I wonder if yours is a rhetorical question, given your number of posts and reputation: in that case, my answer will be rhetorical as well. Powerful IR lasers are cheaper than visible lasers of equivalent power, so, if someone wants to use a laser to cut and burn stuff easily, an IR laser will be the ideal choice.

And about IR lasers, I wonder if anyone here tried the 2.4W IR laser from O-Like. Is its diode multimode or monomode? Does it run on rechargeable batteries?
Devil_Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 07:38 PM #10
MarioMaster's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 3,621
Rep Power: 346
MarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to MarioMaster
MarioMaster MarioMaster is offline
Class 3B Laser
MarioMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 3,621
Rep Power: 346
MarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond reputeMarioMaster has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to MarioMaster
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

You won't find a single mode IR diode much above 300-400mW. And he asked for the purpose of an IR pointer, not an IR laser. Sure IR lasers have lots of applications but IR pointers have almost none. High powered IR pointers are a pretty bad idea, especially if a laser noob gets a hold of one.
__________________
ILT 5500KR krypton only air cooled ion 100mW 647.1nm | ILT 5500AR argon only air cooled ion >300mW multiline
Omnichrome 643 air cooled Ar/Kr ion 10mW 676.4nm 647.1nm 568.2nm 488nm 476.2nm (high hours)
Spectra Physics 127 >30mW 632.8nm HeNe | Uniphase 1.5mW 543.5nm GreeNe
Coherent Innova 90 argon ion water cooled ??W (got plasma, alignment in progress)
Coherent 60W 830nm water cooled diode brick | Shenhui Laser 40W 10600nm water cooled CO2

(9:03:50 PM) Picasso: the best guys i saw ever at burning man was two dudes dressed as all green army men shooting pants at naked guys
MarioMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 07:46 PM #11
lasersbee's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 15,709
Rep Power: 40049
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
lasersbee lasersbee is offline
Class 4 Laser
lasersbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 15,709
Rep Power: 40049
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devil_Master View Post
I wonder if yours is a rhetorical question, given your number of posts and reputation: in that case, my answer will be rhetorical as well. Powerful IR lasers are cheaper than visible lasers of equivalent power, so, if someone wants to use a laser to cut and burn stuff easily, an IR laser will be the ideal choice.

And about IR lasers, I wonder if anyone here tried the 2.4W IR laser from O-Like. Is its diode multimode or monomode? Does it run on rechargeable batteries?
I have the 2.4 Watt 808nm IR froim O-Like... It comes with a Driver that
works off a 5Volt supply.. The Laser is a C-mount multi-mode with FAC lens.

The convex lens on the Labby housing allows you to focus the beam
to some extent..

BTW... if you go to EDIT and then to Go Advanced... on the top of that
page... you can DELETE a double Post...


Jerry
__________________

J.BAUER Electronics Home Page

LaserBee Laser Power Meter Products meet your needs
at affordable Prices:
See them all here on LPF

LaserBee Power Meter products ALWAYS in Stock
and ready to ship

Also available on eBay:Check availability here..

Subsidary: Pharma Electronic Solutions


This banner is available to and can be copied/used FREE by any LaserBee owner

Last edited by lasersbee; 02-28-2010 at 07:48 PM.
lasersbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 10:14 PM #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
TJSurvival is on a distinguished road
TJSurvival TJSurvival is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
TJSurvival is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

IR lasers are invisable to the human eye. The human eye has a blink reflex of .25 seconds to protect the eye from bright light. With IR the eye can't blink so there is no protection offered by the blink reflex. You can theoretically keep the beam on an open eye until permanent damage is done. This is why Class 3b lasers are illegal to sell without certain FDA safety requirements. You must have a remote interlock, visible or audio ON indicator, key to disable/enable unit. Just look at the high power WICKED LASERS. They incorporate the safety features. I've learned this through extensive research during the last couple years. For an IR Laser to be safe it must be Class 1 or Class 2 EYE-SAFE. These are lasers with a power output of .7mW or less.
TJSurvival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 11:31 PM #13
kingdave2357's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland USA
Posts: 1,054
Rep Power: 50
kingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond repute
kingdave2357 kingdave2357 is offline
Class 3R Laser
kingdave2357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland USA
Posts: 1,054
Rep Power: 50
kingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJSurvival View Post
IR lasers are invisable to the human eye. The human eye has a blink reflex of .25 seconds to protect the eye from bright light. With IR the eye can't blink so there is no protection offered by the blink reflex. You can theoretically keep the beam on an open eye until permanent damage is done. This is why Class 3b lasers are illegal to sell without certain FDA safety requirements. You must have a remote interlock, visible or audio ON indicator, key to disable/enable unit. Just look at the high power WICKED LASERS. They incorporate the safety features. I've learned this through extensive research during the last couple years. For an IR Laser to be safe it must be Class 1 or Class 2 EYE-SAFE. These are lasers with a power output of .7mW or less.
BS, any wavelength laser is dangerous to your eyes above that mW not just IR, and FYI my IR laser peaks near 300mW class IIIb and has the above mentioned saftey features, still not safe but close if operated in a sensible manner. Seriously dude, im not trying to be nasty to you, but coming here with 4 posts restating stuff already posted here and NECRO posting? And dont get so amazed with WL every noob loves WL
__________________
*My Collection*

*DPSS*
20mW rated 473nm PGL III-C outputing 55+mW and peaked at 96mWthanks Glenn!!
80mW rated 589nm PGL III-C
300mW rated 532nm PGL-III-C---Peak---450mW!!!

250mW labby from ebay---peaks near 300mW!


125mW viper DL-peak 188mW
50mW focusable ~Top laser 301-peak 44.12mW
Several modded pens 10 -30mW
*DIODE*
445nm diode pocket mini build, 700mA ~ 600mW---
445nm diode in 18650 kit---1.1A---1W

16X LCC chrome pckt mini, flex 500mA, outputting 303.2mW with G1
LOC with RKCSTR-- 434mA thanks FPyro-peak 305.1mW with G1
130mW 3.8mm diode pointer from moh-peak 140mW
635nm AtlasNova 5mW outputting 2mW
8X BH08LS20 diode in MX host 420mW with DFW lens thanks FPyro!!
SF-AW210 in jayrob pocket mini, flex drive 177mA~230mW with G1 glass
5mW ebaser with star cap puttin out 34mW
50mW focusable ~Top laser 302
200mW 808nm skylasers pointer-peak 291.2mW
*GAS*
Melles Griot He-Ne Bare Tube w/ mini PSU
JDS UNIPHASE 1508 Novette
Melles Griot Bare Tube HeNe w/ power supply
Cheap surplus Bare Tube HeNe
543nm Bare tube HeNe--Awesome tube!

Andover Holography LPM 1
kingdave2357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 01:33 AM #14
HaloBlu's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 11.69,143.70
Posts: 1,327
Rep Power: 48
HaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond repute
HaloBlu HaloBlu is offline
Class 3R Laser
HaloBlu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 11.69,143.70
Posts: 1,327
Rep Power: 48
HaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond reputeHaloBlu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

I must say I was never all that impressed with WL even when they were new. WL just cost too much for the mW they offer IMO. I will say i did & still do like the look of some of their hosts. Only the ones that have designs more interesting then "I'm your standard pen laser" with WL stamped on it. The Spyder III Pro is a fun looking host to me.
__________________
«Hålø» Openwrt Piranha! Debian on DockStar. 405nm=Crack 445=CrystalMeth RGB=Ecstasy
Custom PCB GB . .Raspberry Pi $25 PC
'If it doesn't burn a hole in the wall then it's okay for my eyes.' *cute little smile* . .Buy Goggles! OEM, Survival
.
HaloBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 09:20 AM #15
kingdave2357's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland USA
Posts: 1,054
Rep Power: 50
kingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond repute
kingdave2357 kingdave2357 is offline
Class 3R Laser
kingdave2357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland USA
Posts: 1,054
Rep Power: 50
kingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond reputekingdave2357 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

Some of their hosts are attractive, but ive read a few threads about those WL pen designs just falling apart not long after arrival, literally falling apart, button comes out, module falls out, ect.... for all the money they want for that stuff.....and it falls apart. Ive never really been impressed by anything they sell, but I would buy 'the torch' if it was LED and not halogen, it gets hot enough to fry eggs, cant safely carry it around, but still 4100 lumens....
__________________
*My Collection*

*DPSS*
20mW rated 473nm PGL III-C outputing 55+mW and peaked at 96mWthanks Glenn!!
80mW rated 589nm PGL III-C
300mW rated 532nm PGL-III-C---Peak---450mW!!!

250mW labby from ebay---peaks near 300mW!


125mW viper DL-peak 188mW
50mW focusable ~Top laser 301-peak 44.12mW
Several modded pens 10 -30mW
*DIODE*
445nm diode pocket mini build, 700mA ~ 600mW---
445nm diode in 18650 kit---1.1A---1W

16X LCC chrome pckt mini, flex 500mA, outputting 303.2mW with G1
LOC with RKCSTR-- 434mA thanks FPyro-peak 305.1mW with G1
130mW 3.8mm diode pointer from moh-peak 140mW
635nm AtlasNova 5mW outputting 2mW
8X BH08LS20 diode in MX host 420mW with DFW lens thanks FPyro!!
SF-AW210 in jayrob pocket mini, flex drive 177mA~230mW with G1 glass
5mW ebaser with star cap puttin out 34mW
50mW focusable ~Top laser 302
200mW 808nm skylasers pointer-peak 291.2mW
*GAS*
Melles Griot He-Ne Bare Tube w/ mini PSU
JDS UNIPHASE 1508 Novette
Melles Griot Bare Tube HeNe w/ power supply
Cheap surplus Bare Tube HeNe
543nm Bare tube HeNe--Awesome tube!

Andover Holography LPM 1

Last edited by kingdave2357; 03-29-2010 at 09:24 AM.
kingdave2357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 05:30 PM #16
Cyparagon's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,142
Rep Power: 9321
Cyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond repute
Cyparagon Cyparagon is online now
Class 4 Laser
Cyparagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,142
Rep Power: 9321
Cyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Infrared Lasers

It uses a 100W incandescent bulb. To give off 4100 lumens after the reflector, it would have to give >45lm/W. Most incandescents offer no more than 20lm/W, so it's either magical, or BS. The only way to increase efficacy is to drastically lower lifetime. And their claimed 2000hrs lifetime is comparable to that of a typical halogen. the capacity of the battery is supposedly 1.4AH at 14V which is 20W/H. That gives a lifetime of 12min TOPS (15min is claimed) assuming you can drain the batteries completely that quickly without them blowing up.

It just doesn't add up. More than one of the specs must be lies.
__________________
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
Cyparagon is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
connor9195, danger, infrared, laser, question





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 05:46 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