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Default Wicked Laser beam divergence - false advertising!

I got a 95mW executive green. They're supposed to have a beam divergence of 1mm/meter. Well, this thing widens so fast that I can SEE the beam widen when I shine it into the sky. I reflected the beam off of a mirror and measured the diameter of the beam after having traveled for about 15-20 meters, and it had widened to about 5 1/2cm! That's about 2.5mm/meter! And it wasn't a bad mirror - my new homemade blu-ray has a divergence on the same mirror at the same distance of about 0.25mm/meter! It hardly gets bigger at all even after 15-20 meters!

Did I get a bad unit, or are they all like that?


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Zomg Wicked does it again!

WL has a really bad reputation here. Many of their units are underspec and perform overall poor, but the divergence of yourse seems to be really bad. You must have got a bad unit.

I would recommend you to send it back to them and get a refund, so that you can buy something better, for example from Novalasers. If you send it back requesting a replacement, it's like a gamble. You never know if the replacement is better or even worse.

My message to everyone is to avoid that company at all costs, I''ve had similar problems with them.
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I just remeasured the beam divergence. I used my green laser glasses to get a better reading on the spot size. It wasn't quite as bad as I thought, but it is still about 3.5-3.75cm at 21 meters, or a divergence of about 1.7mm/meter, which is double what it should be (advertised as 0.8-1mm/meter. For comparison, my Alpec 5mW green laser pointer has a divergence of <0.5mm/meter! The spot size at 21 meters is 1 cm!
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My friend's extreme 55mW also has horrible divergence. At 10m, the spot looks about 3cm wide!
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Wicked does ALOT of false advertising! Just even 1 of their pages is loaded with crap!
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anyone seen this site? i laughed when i came across this.

http://laserpointerreview.com/
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lol looks like another site owned by wickedlasers the top 3 are all of wickeds sites
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anyone seen this site? i laughed when i came across this.

http://laserpointerreview.com/
Yep,wickedlasers.com is number 1,thats fishy........
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I'm surprised they didn't give themselves five stars for everything.
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Well, I'm sending it back tomorrow for a replacement. We'll see what I get.

BTW, a 95mw should be able to ignite a match with a pinpoint focused beam, right? I tried lighting a wood match and it wouldn't light. It does pop balloons pretty easily unfocused, though.
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You should get refund! 299$ get a x125/ viper125 i got some problem w/ nova it might takr a while to purchase from them again.

Www.dragonlasers.com has cheap goggles atm.

Www.novalasers.com use the discount code warp5 for 5% off.
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Well, I'm sending it back tomorrow for a replacement. We'll see what I get.

BTW, a 95mw should be able to ignite a match with a pinpoint focused beam, right? I tried lighting a wood match and it wouldn't light. It does pop balloons pretty easily unfocused, though.
95mW focused to a point should easily light matches. I can do that with my True 30 from DX. ;D
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