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 > Tutorials, Help & Repairs



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



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2011, 04:31 PM #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
fraxinous fraxinous is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
Unhappy 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

Hi,
Long story short- Bought a laser for cheap from a china based site,
Was meant to be a;
-1000mW 808nm H808L-1000 Handheld Red Beam Laser Pointer with Double Lock (Black)

Turns out it's a h808-500b-fa, according to the sticker on the laser...

Get's better then the laser rating sticker says its max output is <200mw.

So after a nice old rage and head hunt im left with what seems a 200mw Red.



So my issue is this laser worked when It came but very very faintly like a fair toy, So I got some new batteries and turned the screw in the hole now it don't shine at all.

Im new to this, trying to get some working use of it, at least...

Thanks in advance


fraxinous is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 11-07-2011, 04:37 PM #2
InfinitusEquitas's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 20 Minutes from NYC.
Posts: 16,004
Rep Power: 9453
InfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via MSN to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via Yahoo to InfinitusEquitas
InfinitusEquitas InfinitusEquitas is offline
Class 4 Laser
InfinitusEquitas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 20 Minutes from NYC.
Posts: 16,004
Rep Power: 9453
InfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via MSN to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via Yahoo to InfinitusEquitas
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

PLEASE be very careful with that laser if you get it working!!!

The reason why it seems so dim is that it is 808nm which is near infrared. So while it may appear very very weak, it could have been quite powerful.

Best thing you can do is put that laser aside in a drawer somewhere, and take this as a lesson.

Research wavelengths... and please get your self proper safety goggles.
InfinitusEquitas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:39 PM #3
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,728
Rep Power: 547
ElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond repute
ElektroFreak ElektroFreak is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,728
Rep Power: 547
ElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

The problem is your laser is an 808nm infrared laser. IR light is not very visible to the eye, so your laser could be producing loads of power, but you won't be able to see it very well. IR lasers are more dangerous than visible lasers for that reason.. the light looks very dim to the eye, but is still very powerful. Most likely when you turned the screw you turned up the drive current to the laser diode and killed it. Not good news I know.

In the future, avoid infrared lasers. The band of visible light runs from 400-700nm, so when you're looking for red lasers make sure that the wavelength is lower than 700nm, with 630-660nm being best. Your laser is 808nm, which is outside this range.

EDIT: Infinitus beat me to it lol..
__________________
Laser Resources (for n00bs and veterans alike!)

Sam's Laser FAQ (The Laser Bible)

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/laserfaq.htm

RP Photonics Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

http://www.rp-photonics.com/encyclopedia.html

ULTIMATE DIY PROJECTOR REFERENCE

http://nqlasers.com/scannerreference...itle=Main_Page

SUCCESS is the best revenge.

Last edited by ElektroFreak; 11-07-2011 at 04:41 PM.
ElektroFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:42 PM #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
fraxinous fraxinous is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

this is the lights on, looks like switch is doing it's job right... Hope this is some help?
fraxinous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:45 PM #5
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,728
Rep Power: 547
ElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond repute
ElektroFreak ElektroFreak is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,728
Rep Power: 547
ElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

Did you read the answers posted so far?
__________________
Laser Resources (for n00bs and veterans alike!)

Sam's Laser FAQ (The Laser Bible)

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/laserfaq.htm

RP Photonics Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

http://www.rp-photonics.com/encyclopedia.html

ULTIMATE DIY PROJECTOR REFERENCE

http://nqlasers.com/scannerreference...itle=Main_Page

SUCCESS is the best revenge.

Last edited by ElektroFreak; 11-07-2011 at 04:45 PM.
ElektroFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:47 PM #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
fraxinous fraxinous is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

Thank you so much for your help, lesson learned, I appreciate the speedy response and knowledgeable reply's.

Is there any cool uses for the I.R lasers?

Off to do some research into a nice green one, to buy.
fraxinous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:50 PM #7
InfinitusEquitas's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 20 Minutes from NYC.
Posts: 16,004
Rep Power: 9453
InfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via MSN to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via Yahoo to InfinitusEquitas
InfinitusEquitas InfinitusEquitas is offline
Class 4 Laser
InfinitusEquitas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 20 Minutes from NYC.
Posts: 16,004
Rep Power: 9453
InfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond reputeInfinitusEquitas has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via MSN to InfinitusEquitas Send a message via Yahoo to InfinitusEquitas
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fraxinous View Post
Thank you so much for your help, lesson learned, I appreciate the speedy response and knowledgeable reply's.

Is there any cool uses for the I.R lasers?

Off to do some research into a nice green one, to buy.
Not really. I mean powerful IR lasers can burn stuff, but that's basically it.

When you do get your green laser... get yourself good goggles too. Check my signature for links.
InfinitusEquitas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:51 PM #8
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,728
Rep Power: 547
ElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond repute
ElektroFreak ElektroFreak is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,728
Rep Power: 547
ElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond reputeElektroFreak has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

IR lasers are sweet if you have night-vision equipment. You can also use 808nm lasers specifically for DPSS (diode-pumped solid-state) laser experiments. IR lasers also burn very well, but you've got to be VERY careful using them for burning because of the low visibility of the light. Goggles are a MUST with IR lasers.
__________________
Laser Resources (for n00bs and veterans alike!)

Sam's Laser FAQ (The Laser Bible)

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/laserfaq.htm

RP Photonics Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

http://www.rp-photonics.com/encyclopedia.html

ULTIMATE DIY PROJECTOR REFERENCE

http://nqlasers.com/scannerreference...itle=Main_Page

SUCCESS is the best revenge.

Last edited by ElektroFreak; 11-07-2011 at 04:52 PM.
ElektroFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:54 PM #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
fraxinous fraxinous is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
fraxinous is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

Thank you will check it out
fraxinous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 05:04 PM #10
magmabeam's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In a laser.
Posts: 291
Rep Power: 23
magmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant future
magmabeam magmabeam is offline
Class 2 Laser
magmabeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In a laser.
Posts: 291
Rep Power: 23
magmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant futuremagmabeam has a brilliant future
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

You can use them for burning and they are visible to camcorders, I would suggest you get your eyes checked and some safety goggles first.
__________________
laserpointersafety.com
magmabeam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 05:59 PM #11
jimdt7's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,899
Rep Power: 114
jimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to jimdt7
jimdt7 jimdt7 is offline
Class 3R Laser
jimdt7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,899
Rep Power: 114
jimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond reputejimdt7 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to jimdt7
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

You MUST buy safety goggles,
otherwise dont use the laser again !

REMEMBER YOU HAVE ONLY ONE PAIR OF EYES
__________________
mY lAsErS

Blue-rays
PHR-803t, 117mW Aurora C6
320mW 6x Hotlight

Blues

Bigboy ~2.5W
Labby 1.8W
1.1W in Aurora C6
800mW WL Spyder Arctic G2
Greens
O-like Green Crown 500mW Peak 731mW Chart here
PL520 100mW
Cheap e-bay 25mW and 100mW

Reds
O-like cute 300mW (Dead)

LPMs
Modded Laserbee 2.5W USB
jimdt7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 06:59 PM #12
Ash's Avatar
Ash Ash is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Samadhi
Posts: 2,073
Rep Power: 143
Ash has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond repute
Ash Ash is offline
Class 3R Laser
Ash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Samadhi
Posts: 2,073
Rep Power: 143
Ash has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond reputeAsh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1000mw Red laser, Broken/scammed.

If you want to sell this laser (even if it's broken), I will buy it from you (depending on price).
PM me if interested.
__________________
Ash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chinese, h808l, red 1000mw





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 05:15 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