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View Poll Results: Who has the best laser under $100?
Pman 1 2.78%
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wheedy 1 2.78%
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:53 PM #241
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That's about average for a lower power application of them. They can hit 250+ if he wanted to push it.

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I finished a PL450B pen build similar to SP's, but I made a very different choice than most people. Unfortunately I am not getting the power I think I should be getting with 2x AAA batteries, I am hoping the Li-Ion 10440 Batts I have on the way will be effective in allowing the diode to sustain ~175mW, rather than having it fall to ~100mW.
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I am also hoping the 10440's will work out nice for Lasers. Also looking at the 10180's might be nice for small host applications AW 10180 Unprotected Rechargeable Lithium Battery

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10180 Li-Ion's only have a current capacity of 60-90mAh, so you would be looking at a really weak laser if that was your power source.
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I was hoping it would be higher Hmm my tiny RC lipos put out 150ma and 240ma might have to look into those.

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Geese this is such a hard decision! I still don't know who to vote for!! So many fantastic builds.. How long do we have left to vote?
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Yes, at exactly 01:09 AM Australia time

Also guys, if you voted for someone leave a comment here saying who you voted for and why you did so.
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K, voted and part of me hated picking. There's so much nice stuff here that what I ultimately went with was what unit I would most like to have in my collection. Would throw out that I love seeing all the "different" ingenious things to stuff a module into.
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OK! Finally voted! I actually had to get my mrs to choose which one she liked most to support my theory.. She chose well as she picked the exact one i chose too!

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Yes please do share so we all stop assuming the reasoning is shiny host and nice beam shots
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Ok, so it came down to styropyro, bdgreenb and grainde. I love the pl450's so that cut out bdgreenb. I honestly love styropyro's host and the beam looks incredible but that mirror polish on grainde's host just took the cake.. That is how my Mrs explains it. Sort of. Lol
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