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I was wondering where can you buy the LPM? to measure laser output up to at least 5w. Any recommendations?


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I was wondering where can you buy the LPM? to measure laser output up to at least 5w. Any recommendations?
How much are you wanting to spend?
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Im just checking them out right now, wont be buying for a while. Just curious prices and brands
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Im just checking them out right now, wont be buying for a while. Just curious prices and brands

This is pretty much the only cheap option that I know of that goes up to 5W, unless you want to DIY.

https://www.laserbeelpm.com/laserbee-ax3.html

These are a reasonable price but I don't know if they're still for sale or not: Radiant X4: A LPM for the masses at Illumination Supply!

You could try eBay, sometimes a good deal comes up there. Need to take into account usual eBay risks.

Then of course there's the likes of Thorlabs, Coherent etc - true lab grade equipment vendors - you'll be paying good money for those though, likely >$1000.
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Check out the Hyperion, sounds right up your alley. It's a hobbyists LPM, you can get one of two options. Ones a 6W version and ones a 2W version. Both versions have the same hardware/software except the 2W has an encrypted lock on which can be upgraded to a 6W for more $.

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Check out the Hyperion, sounds right up your alley.
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Had a feeling I was forgetting one of the cheaper/entry level LPMs! Thanks for adding that!
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Had a feeling I was forgetting one of the cheaper/entry level LPMs! Thanks for adding that!
It's really not known of it seems like. IMO it's not being advertised like it should be or how I would but for the price it really is a great LPM. I got the first unit and there were some calibration issues but I believe he figured it out and all is good now.
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Agreed, I'd seen mention of it but nowhere near as much as the LaserBee or Radiant LPM - it looks like a decent LPM so hopefully it gets some more attention. Always good to have a few options.
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I would go for the Hyperion Argentum (6W) from Astralist, I have one and I have been very happy with it so far. I seriously cannot find anything wrong with it at an entry level aspect, the only thing is you have to wait about 3 seconds to see a "Full Power" reading maybe even less. It works though, you get a little bit of lag with TEC based sensors vs a thermopile sensor like the expensive Ophir 20C or a laserbee.
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Hi, Jim Nospin has a few 5W LPM's for 350.00 this is with a ophir head. i have one in moth balls since i bought a 7W Laserbee. Contact him Jim is a great guy
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