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Old 02-20-2017, 06:39 PM #1
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Default Laserlands 5mW 520nm

Laserlands 5mW 520nm



Hello everyone, it's been a long time.

For the record, all I had was my phone camera to review this at this time but I don't want to keep anyone waiting... quality is not up to par with my older reviews

A short while ago, laserlands received a complaint from one of their customers showing a 520nm laser that appeared to be way under spec, which led to them asking the forum members to receive and test the product to make sure it was performing properly -- free of charge.

I opened mine one week ago -- and this review will be my thoughts on the laser.

The host isn't anything too flashy, though it does feel a little heavier than I expected it to be. Overall, I'd say it feels pretty sturdy.



The front end is also focus adjustable, and it does turn into place fairly well.



And the back features a glow-in-the-dark button.



The beam itself is less visible on the camera than it is in reality, I may take some more pictures tonight.





Did I mention the spot size is pretty nice even at 6ft (2m)?



For the most part, it works really well... except for one thing, though I'm certain it's the cheap batteries I have for it. If it gets bumped or shaken in such a way that the batteries have a bad angle, the power will either be extremely dim, or it just flickers between dim and bright rapidly.

This is about as dim as I can get it in a nearly black room:



And here's a video showing what I mean by the flickering:



To top the review off, I also have some thermal images of the laser in action.

I don't have a completely cold start with the thing after handling it for a while (didn't plan that out, your hands throw quite a bit of heat into the equation.)

Starting up right after handling it:



15 minutes (you can even see it cooled down now that I wasn't touching it, minus the operating end):



1 hour:



Basically, the head remained around 84 F, while the rest of the host went down to about 82ish. So this thing does not really care how long you leave it on.
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Overall though, I'm pretty satisfied with this laser. It's been a long time since I've been in the hobby ($$$$$$), and it's nice to get something that isn't insanely bright while still being portable.


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Default Re: Laserlands 5mW 520nm

Thanks for the review, looks reasonably decent! Might be worth ordering another set of batteries to see if that fixes the flickering?

Still waiting on the one they sent me...
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^ Yeah, I'm thinking I should order a set of panasonics since (in my experience) they hold up pretty well. Plus, I'll probably eventually get some more once I'm out of college and my loans are cleared out.
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^ Yeah, I'm thinking I should order a set of panasonics since (in my experience) they hold up pretty well. Plus, I'll probably eventually get some more once I'm out of college and my loans are cleared out.

Worth a shot, and doesn't hurt to have them around!
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Default Re: Laserlands 5mW 520nm

Wish I had seen this before it was filled, but by the time I did, Laserlands had six people and That was one more than they had asked for. If you snooze you lose. Looks like it is not bad for the money they are asking for it. Nice review.
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