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Old 08-17-2010, 02:49 AM #1
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Default how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

how much is the power actually reduced by the little gray lens? It aint really that dark!


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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

it will still output around 200mw

Wear Your Glasses. Unless their WL shades in that case double them up.

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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

It reduces the power by 75-80% if I remember correctly, which is still a dangerous power level (~200mW).

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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

How? it's just got a slight tint to it!
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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

It absorbs and reflects some of the Diode's output. Even the Hi-Power lens reduces power out by aprox 100mw

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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

If I remember correctly, it starts to degrade after a while. I'll have to dig up the thread.

It's probably just tinted glass - but the drop has been measured.

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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

From what i've seen with the "low" powered lense, it might actually put your laser at risk
since it is reflecting a good deal of light back to the laser diode
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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

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From what i've seen with the "low" powered lense, it might actually put your laser at risk
since it is reflecting a good deal of light back to the laser diode
Id have to think it would too. I only used it at first to make sure the laser worked and then removed it and started using the normal lens.

Has anyone mentioned modding the lens and using a better peice of AR coated glass?
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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

Here is the link to my measurements of the Arctic and associated lenses etc. I originally had this in this forum but it was moved to "reviews". Its not a review but whatever. Here is the link

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Default Re: how safe is my arctic with the "low power" lens?

I just took the glass piece out of the training lens by unscrewing the retaining ring that holds it in place. Now i have something that maintains the look of the laser, but doesn't rob power like the standard lens. I would only use the standard lens in a very dusty environment, or where I was concerned about the laser getting splashed with liquid.
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