Old 04-18-2008, 01:12 AM #1
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I now have $550 to spend on a greenie. Remember 9 years ago I spent $1100 on a 6-8mw greenie and I was happy. God times have changed. I cant see spending $800 on one. So now the question is 150mw or 175mw. Nova laser of course. Is there a difference that is tangible 150 vs. 175?


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Old 04-18-2008, 01:42 AM #2
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There will be a difference but it won't be very noticeable. The x-175 will burn a bit faster and the beam might be slightly brighter.

You can also toss in $50 more and get an RPL-165 for $579+shipping.
http://www.optotronics.com/r-lithium-ion.php The RPL will be more stable and have better divergence. Additionally with an RPL you will never need to worry about buying batteries for it. Buying lithium AAA's for a Nova X-series will quickly burn through a good amount of cash.
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I just posted a line about Optotronics. What average milliwattage do you think I will get during the first 20 seconds from the PRL165? I'm just wondering now whether to go with the 165 or the 225.
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Go for the 225, you will be much more happy with a 225 in the long run.
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