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 > 445nm Lasers



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



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2014, 03:12 AM #17
Photonz's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Photonz Photonz is offline
Class 2M Laser
Photonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 9mm 445nm 2D Maglite Build

Yea, I've already saved the link to those lenses and will order the 3 pack for my other 9mm 445's that aren't reaching desired performance.


__________________
5mW 650nm pen
250mW 650nm handheld

20mW 532nm pen
50mW 532nm pen

50mW 520nm Laserbtb handheld
1W 445nm Lazerer handheld
~150mW Single Mode 450nm C6

>1W 445nm DDL/LM317 Complete Homemade Build
3.1W Mag Machine


Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen
Photonz is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 06-14-2014, 07:49 PM #18
Photonz's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Photonz Photonz is offline
Class 2M Laser
Photonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 9mm 445nm 2D Maglite Build

I received the 2D Maglite Host from Mrcrouse (great service btw. ) and it's bigger than I expected!
Which is great! For this build: the bigger, the better

I purchased the following parts to add/use in the build

Arctic Alumina
3x G-2 type lenses
2.4A X-Drive

I will save the 1.8A Boost adj. for another build (most likely with an M140 diode)

Here are the pictures:


Still in the bubble wrap


Out of the bubble wrap, with Hex Key


The first reveal!


Massive Heatsink


I modified my tube (again) to take 2x 18350 AW batteries


Because I'm using the 18350 batteries, I had to bend the spring so it would make contact with the tiny circumference of the batteries.

Will update the thread when build is completed!
__________________
5mW 650nm pen
250mW 650nm handheld

20mW 532nm pen
50mW 532nm pen

50mW 520nm Laserbtb handheld
1W 445nm Lazerer handheld
~150mW Single Mode 450nm C6

>1W 445nm DDL/LM317 Complete Homemade Build
3.1W Mag Machine


Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen
Photonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 10:41 PM #19
Photonz's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Photonz Photonz is offline
Class 2M Laser
Photonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 9mm 445nm 2D Maglite Build

Completed the Build!!! (Well almost) I'm still waiting on some G-2 lenses I ordered.

So I used arctic alumina to glue the 2.4A x-drive to the heat sink but it was hanging over the edge so I had to rip it off with a lot of effort. At this point I was freaking out that I had damaged the driver even though it still looked completely fine. So, I made a new batch of the adhesive and put it on correctly, this time so the heatsink would be able to slid in.

So after that, I glued on a small copper chuck on the other side of the driver for even more heatsinking.

Then I put it together and it comes in at ~2.5W with a 3 Element Glass Lens!!!

so with a G-2 lens (30% increase) 2448.3mW x 1.3 = 3182.8mW!!

Here are the pics:







__________________
5mW 650nm pen
250mW 650nm handheld

20mW 532nm pen
50mW 532nm pen

50mW 520nm Laserbtb handheld
1W 445nm Lazerer handheld
~150mW Single Mode 450nm C6

>1W 445nm DDL/LM317 Complete Homemade Build
3.1W Mag Machine


Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen
Photonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 07:15 PM #20
Photonz's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Photonz Photonz is offline
Class 2M Laser
Photonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 215
Photonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond reputePhotonz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 9mm 445nm 2D Maglite Build [COMPLETE]

G-2 type lenses came in the mail from techhood... I now get 3.1W of power!!!
__________________
5mW 650nm pen
250mW 650nm handheld

20mW 532nm pen
50mW 532nm pen

50mW 520nm Laserbtb handheld
1W 445nm Lazerer handheld
~150mW Single Mode 450nm C6

>1W 445nm DDL/LM317 Complete Homemade Build
3.1W Mag Machine


Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen

Last edited by Photonz; 06-19-2014 at 06:01 PM.
Photonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 04:26 AM #21
Alaskan's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Currently in Iraq.
Posts: 7,053
Rep Power: 46257
Alaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond repute
Alaskan Alaskan is offline
Class 4 Laser
Alaskan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Currently in Iraq.
Posts: 7,053
Rep Power: 46257
Alaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond reputeAlaskan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 9mm 445nm 2D Maglite Build [COMPLETE]

Nice looking build!

You probably don't need a higher duty cycle or you would have done so but if you could make sure as much air as possible is exposed to as wide an area as possible for your heat sinks you would have more heat transfer to the air. If you could make some kind of ventilation to allow air to escape the battery tube, your driver would run even cooler than having it all trapped in. Regarding that beautiful smooth heat sink for the laser diode which I do admire, just having a mass of heat sink metal will "sink" heat for awhile, but won't do nearly as good a job of transferring that heat to the air and out of the heat sink unless you maximize the surface area of the sink, this means fins and lots of them exposed to the air. You probably know all of this already and didn't need a long duty cycle or to have a longer operating time but mentioning it for others who might not realize that. I see more and more laser pointers being built without heat sink fins lately. Again, if you don't need a long operating period it doesn't matter if you keep it short and let it cool down. A large mass of aluminum, as yours, will also take much longer to heat up than a small one, buying more time before you need to shut down to cool off.

Edit: I should add, regardless of my thoughts on better heat dissipation I'd love to own a beauty like that! Sometimes form is just as important and it sure is a nice build you have there & three watts is awesome! I've never seen this done before with a huge Mag Lite and it looks great.
__________________

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

Laser Safety: http://www.laserpointersafety.com/index.html

Sam's Laser FAQ: Sam's Laser FAQ: Welcome Page

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

To shorten my signature I have moved most of my laser related web links to this forum page, the second post in that thread shows most of my builds... Alaskan's Laser Links: http://laserpointerforums.com/f44/al...ml#post1449395


Sincerely investigate any of these three short quotes as new concepts and you've taken your first step into a larger world:

"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness..." - Max Planck. "Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real" - Neils Bohr. "What we call physical things and events do not exist independently of subjective experience..." - Deepak Chopra.

Each of these three rabbit holes go deep, ending up in the same place.

Useless troll fighting.
.........................
PhotoB****t high jacking you too? Use this link instead:
http://imgbb.com

High resolution of my avatar: https://ibb.co/fWOhXF

Last edited by Alaskan; 06-26-2014 at 01:17 PM.
Alaskan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
9mm 445nm, maglite build





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 01:56 PM.


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