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Default Introducing the "Laser Phosphor Candle"

Introducing: The "Laser Phosphor Candle"

High tech phosphor-based laser light source add-on



What you're about to see represents a substantial research and development undertaking on my part, both in terms of time and money invested. In aggregate, the R & D process took over 45 cumulative seconds of development work, at least 1 prototype, incurred costs of over 88 cents, and required specialized tools and equipment, such as:
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This is remarkably bright!

I would post design instructions, but they would basically be "Glue part on knob. Done."
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Default Re: Introducing the "Laser Phosphor Candle"

Ha! What wavelength. 445?
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Ha! What wavelength. 445?
It's 445, and honestly, this is really neat. This hobby can be inexpensive after all.

I can easily see this part becoming the basis for a number of community designed Phosforce competitors.

Is this as efficient as a real flashlight? Obviously not. But for 88 cents, why not have one as a backup?
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The picture makes it look exceptional bright. Now just incorporate it with a reflector and all using the same lens barrel to get some throw!
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Do you have the lux readings
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Lol this is awwsome! Any worry of reflections?
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This is very cool!!
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Doesn't it get burned? Does it also work with 405nm?
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He took the lens out of the holder so it isn't focused.
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Thats great to hear. Our way to our own Phosforce is near..
Phosphor works only with 445nm, if I remember correctly.

Have you a flashlight for compare?
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Don't mean to ressurect an old post, but I'm looking for advice to build one of these myself. Can someone please explain what components (reasonable recommendations appreciated) I would need and the steps to do this myself. I'm a complete newbie.

Could I use a 445 Laser as strong as 1000mW - 2000mW without melting the phosphor top? Is this safe to look at as long as the top is on? Do I remove the lense completely? Do I focus the beam (or unfocus it) in a particular way? Thanks.
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Now for a reflector.
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