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Hey guys, its been a long time

I tried searching this and did not find too much that was related, so if there is a relevant post please link this.


Anyways, I started vaping a bit, and a co-worker and I came up with a funny idea of using an alternative way to burn the VP/PG (e-juice). A laser was what first came to mind.

After a quick google search it turns out some people have talked about this subject here:

Using a laser to vape juice? : electronic_cigarette



What do the REAL pros feel about this, if its possible and what roadblocks would there be, my biggest question is would the be a safer alternative then burning the kanthal (coil).


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The problem I see is that the resistive elements used in ecigs put out above 10W usually. Lasers that powerful are expensive (upwards of $500) and would need to stay cool to last more than a couple days. Unless you're willing to wait a long time for the juice to heat up I can't see it working out.

I don't see what's wrong with the way being used right now.
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Default Re: Use a laser to Vape - E-Cig

I tried taking pure VG and PG, added a little food coloring (since their clear), and hit it with ~2W 445. Not even a puff of vapor. Unless you used a dark ecig juice, getting the juice to absorb enough of the laser would be problematic.

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I tried taking pure VG and PG, added a little food coloring (since their clear), and hit it with ~2W 445. Not even a puff of vapor. Unless you used a dark ecig juice, getting the juice to absorb enough of the laser would be problematic.

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Default Re: Use a laser to Vape - E-Cig

I've tried it too, the problem is that the way lasers burn is exactly how you don't want to vape. Instead of heating a larger portion of the liquid evenly, it burns the crap out of a tiny part of it. Anyone who has had their Voltage turned up too high knows that overheated e-cig juice is a big ol pile a poo poo(and that goes double for "other" liquid )
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