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If a 445nm laser will light a cig at 12 inches (30 cm) any idea (guesses)
how many watts it probably is?



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Nope. Even a 1W could light a cigarette.
I can even light cigarettes with 250mW 650nm

Speaking of which, I have not had a cigarette in 10 days. Chantix is pretty awesome medicine.

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It is the optics that helps even a 200 mw laser.
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You can light a cigarette with a 1W blue with no optics at all.
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So it's probably at least 1W.
Good luck with the quitting cigs. Get rid of your 1W blues.

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All my lasers are under driven. That's why they still work
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Default Re: Lighting a Cigarette

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If a 445nm laser will light a cig at 12 inches (30 cm) any idea (guesses)
how many watts it probably is?
Probably 750mW+
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