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Question does anyone own a 20mw green laser?

I'm thinking about getting a wicked laser classic 20mw green laser, but I just wonder how powerful that is. I don't expect it to burn or anything (just hoping lol) but how bight will the beam be? thanks.


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I've made pin holes through thin plastic with only 17-18mW, so don't get a false sense of safety with a 20mW laser. While it woon't light matches, it still has enough energy to burn through thin plastics and cause damage to you eyes if shined in them. 20mW is a good output for pointing at stars though and you will still see a beam in even slightly lit conditions, sych as in a room lit by a 60watt lamp..etc.
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Get the Wicked Laser BURNING CAP ASSEMBLY. It slips right over the end of the laser & acts like a tiny magnifying glass. You'll be able to pop balloon s & light black matches.....rob
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on the other hand you wont harm your eyesight so as you could with laser powers>20mw!!
You could still seriously damage your eyesight with it. Be very careful you don't point it at anything reflective.
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Make sure you use proper eye protection also !!!!!!!!!! You only have two EYES.......rob
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I own one, a DealExtreme one.

And most of the time the output is underspec. And they are way cheaper. Mine is really bright, and sturdy.
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I own one, a DealExtreme one.

And most of the time the output is underspec. And they are way cheaper. Mine is really bright, and sturdy.
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why dont you read my whole question before replying.
He did, he meant that it's a waste of money to spend $100 on a 20mW when you can have a prefectly fine one for under $20
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