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 > Group Buys



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



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2007, 05:32 PM #81
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
Rep Power: 10
Archane is on a distinguished road
Archane Archane is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
Rep Power: 10
Archane is on a distinguished road
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

exactly. I've been wanting a good high power green for awhile now and the cheapest 200mW green i've seen is like $650 when it's on sale. it's also rated higher than it is as proven by other forums members.

This one is just as powerful as advertised (also as proven by a respected forum member) and shows thats it's actually a bit better than expected. plus he's worked out a deal to be able to test EVERY single unit before it's shipped to us, something NO other company or person offered right now.

Thats peace of mind i'm willing to throw my money at.


Archane is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 12-19-2007, 05:49 PM #82
joenobody's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 14
joenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to joenobody
joenobody joenobody is offline
Class 2 Laser
joenobody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 14
joenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to joenobody
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Hey Guys,

After careful reveiw of the info thus far, I still feel it to be a decent buy. *[smiley=thumbsup.gif] Here's Why.

Think about it, where do you want the most power from your laser? Right off the Bat! That is where this thing Shines! Who likes to wait for a warm up. You want to Pop That Ballon or Light That Match as soon as you Press the Trigger! True that the warm up versions hold a higher power later in time, but at what cost, double? And you still have to Wait on it.

This one Will Impress Anyone Right From the Get Go, (350mw Plus!) Right when you need it too, and it will still have a very respectable output later in the run. (150-200mw) That is still be better than any 200-300 Dollar Version, which only nets you 10 seconds of decent output before they drop to nothing.

So as I see it at this point, it may not be all what we thought at first, but it Still Fits the Bill for what it is and what it does, Right? Plus it does it when you would want it too, which I see as an Added Bonus for this. And it is still less than half of a Near Competitor.

So I am still in at this point, and hope that the others will see it that way as well. *

Just a Thought, is the Price Set in Stone on these? Given the Reviews, is there Any Leverage Here for Negotiations on the Price? Just a Thought, Every $$$ Saved is a $$$ Saved!
;D

Thanks!
Also, is this Deal on Hold Given the Bad Press Thus Far? What is the Projected Date for the Payment Page as it Stands Now?

Regards,
Joe

__________________
Bravery and Stupidity are one in the same,
It's only the outcome that dictates which!
joenobody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:05 PM #83
danielbriggs's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 380
Rep Power: 12
danielbriggs is on a distinguished road
danielbriggs danielbriggs is offline
Class 2 Laser
danielbriggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 380
Rep Power: 12
danielbriggs is on a distinguished road
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Can someone please answer my questions!!! I've sent PM's and everything!

1.) How much is the total cost of this laser including PayPal fees?
2.) How much is postage to the UK?
3.) When is the deadline for payment?

I'm sure I'm not alone with needing the answers to these questions.


Dan :-)
danielbriggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:09 PM #84
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 352
Rep Power: 18
tomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to behold
tomcat tomcat is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 352
Rep Power: 18
tomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to beholdtomcat is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

iv got somwhere and im in uk paying 385 for laser+postage to uk and a bit ontop
tomcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:11 PM #85
drlava's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
drlava drlava is offline
Class 3R Laser
drlava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Ok, guys, the payment page is up!

http://hacylon.case.edu/laser/s-ky_200mW/Green.php

that will answer all of your questions. thanks!
__________________
My Laser Components Site
drlava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:14 PM #86
danielbriggs's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 380
Rep Power: 12
danielbriggs is on a distinguished road
danielbriggs danielbriggs is offline
Class 2 Laser
danielbriggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 380
Rep Power: 12
danielbriggs is on a distinguished road
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

OK, that's getting there, but still doesn't answer them all.

1.) Can I pay via PayPal, and what fees will this incur?
2.) Where did it say about having a focus or not - which one is better and which one would you recommend?
danielbriggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:15 PM #87
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 534
Rep Power: 13
Aseras is on a distinguished road
Aseras Aseras is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 534
Rep Power: 13
Aseras is on a distinguished road
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

I think Jack ( bootleg2go ) is right that the apparent quality of the internals are cheap. Even leadlights have proper smd component boards and don't use carbon resistors. These even have the appearance of prototype boards with hotfixes in place.

I'd really like to see the quality of the internals and the optics myself. I think that's the true measure of a laser's quality and longevity, along with the diode.

There's very few people besides myself and maybe 1 or two others here that are capable of troubleshooting and replacing the diodes in these things, and the vast majority don;t even have the skill to replace the $2 switch.

Also FWIW most chinese diodes are crap ( IMHO ). they are good for a while but long term they just don't last like a good nlite or JDSU or alfalight or another US made diode.

With the RPL and Hercules and nova lasers thes diodes are also underdriven and overspecced. They all run a 2 or 2.5 watt 808 diode below 80% of it's duty rating. I'll guarantee these diodes are more than likely being runn at full duty.
Aseras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:34 PM #88
drlava's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
drlava drlava is offline
Class 3R Laser
drlava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Quote:
Originally Posted by danielbriggs
OK, that's getting there, but still doesn't answer them all.

1.) Can I pay via PayPal, and what fees will this incur?
2.) Where did it say about having a focus or not - which one is better and which one would you recommend?
Yes, see PM for paypal instructions.

I was able to disassemble and focus the 'non-focusable' laser, but I imagine that the focusable one would be easier. As it was, the one that came to me the focus wasn't too bad, but not laser show quality. So it's up to you and how down and dirty you're willing to get with the optics.
__________________
My Laser Components Site
drlava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:38 PM #89
danielbriggs's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 380
Rep Power: 12
danielbriggs is on a distinguished road
danielbriggs danielbriggs is offline
Class 2 Laser
danielbriggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 380
Rep Power: 12
danielbriggs is on a distinguished road
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

OK, thanks, providing I can get the cash, I'm leaning towards the focusable one, purely for sake of simplicity. I take it then you would be able to collimate it or focus like a pin dot, (sort of like an Aixiz module design but better)
danielbriggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:42 PM #90
joenobody's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 14
joenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to joenobody
joenobody joenobody is offline
Class 2 Laser
joenobody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 14
joenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to joenobody
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

So what is the conclusion?

Are these worth anything or not?

It appears to be cheaper than thought, so it comes down to performance, which doesn't seem bad for the price, so it then comes down to, will it live for any amount of time? If it will, it still looks good.

If you think it only has 10 minutes use a day for several months before it dies, then I don't see it to be a very good deal.

So we need input!!!

If needed, who their could/would replace the diode and what would be the cost to re-build this unit correctly?

What can this be built for, minus the barrel?

Please let us know!

Thanks! *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]
__________________
Bravery and Stupidity are one in the same,
It's only the outcome that dictates which!
joenobody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:43 PM #91
drlava's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
drlava drlava is offline
Class 3R Laser
drlava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Quote:
Originally Posted by danielbriggs
OK, thanks, providing I can get the cash, I'm leaning towards the focusable one, purely for sake of simplicity. I take it then you would be able to collimate it or focus like a pin dot, (sort of like an Aixiz module design but better)
Once collimated, the beam is about 1.8mm dia. not a pin dot, but certainly not thick. If you want, you can focus it to near a pin dot.. but it won't be collimated.
__________________
My Laser Components Site
drlava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 06:54 PM #92
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
Rep Power: 10
Archane is on a distinguished road
Archane Archane is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
Rep Power: 10
Archane is on a distinguished road
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Well Joe, if you taking into consideration that building a green laser in the first place is a horrible pain plus the parts are not easy to come by or work with. I'd say this is a hell of a value.

This is comming from someone that really wants to build one from scratch and has done his research and moved toward building a green from scratch.

I still might do it, but not till I get some very specific parts. in the mean time this thing looks mean.
Archane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 07:01 PM #93
Hemlock_Mike's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 6,184
Rep Power: 3654
Hemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Hemlock_Mike Hemlock_Mike is online now
Class 4 Laser
Hemlock_Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 6,184
Rep Power: 3654
Hemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

DrL --

Originally, this was advertised as a PG-200. Now it's listed as a PL-200 --Difference or typo ?? As for the big through hole components, higher current is usually better handeled by larger components.

Mike
__________________
It's a dog's life
Hemlock_Mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 07:09 PM #94
drlava's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
drlava drlava is offline
Class 3R Laser
drlava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Oops, typo. thanks!
__________________
My Laser Components Site
drlava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 07:21 PM #95
joenobody's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 14
joenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to joenobody
joenobody joenobody is offline
Class 2 Laser
joenobody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 14
joenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the roughjoenobody is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to joenobody
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

Hello Archane,

Thanks for the input. Yes, I found that trying to build seems to be very part specific and those specific parts just don't seem to be around, or at any good price that is.
So I Totally Understand there.

So what is Final Conclusion on the Life this thing may have? I know nothing is wrote in stone, but other than that one Post stating it would not last 4-5 Months I think it was, is there any other Negatives in that area? Or do you think it will Most Likely Live Just Fine?

That is my ONLY hang-up for the moment. If it not Really being Overdriven, then I would imagine that it will live just fine and that post was an upset person at this laser for no particular reason?

Let me know someone please as soon as you can!

Thanks! Joe
__________________
Bravery and Stupidity are one in the same,
It's only the outcome that dictates which!
joenobody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 07:31 PM #96
drlava's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
drlava drlava is offline
Class 3R Laser
drlava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,152
Rep Power: 71
drlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond reputedrlava has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drlava
Default Re: **** True >200mW 532nm 'Aries' like handheld l

With it not being overdirven, it will live just fine for general use. With the portable design, it's not reccommended for continuous use.
__________________
My Laser Components Site
drlava is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





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 01:32 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