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Default Recently back into lasers!

I've had multiple accounts on here since back in 2008 and have been visiting ever so often to see the new toys and prices. I am not familiar with the new companies so I'd love to get a recommendation on my next purchase.

I want an affordable (less than $50) , reliable, and visible green laser that runs off double or triple A's.
What is my best option? O-like, ray-foss, or something i haven't heard of?!?! I'm thinking at least 30mw


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Welcome back. In case you do not know, having multiple accounts is against the rules and you might be ban
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What country as some do not ship over 5mW to the USA anymore :/
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ehh, no big deal i think i deleted them anyways. if so i can always make a new account

i live in the usa, does olike and rayfoss ship here still?
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Default Re: Recently back into lasers!

To be honest I would just go to eBay and pick up a "laser 301" off a Chinese vendor. They are usually at least 50mw plus IR and will do most of what you want to do. They run off a single 18650(usually).
So you can get the laser a battery and a decent charger for under 50 bucks.
You can usually find them for around 8 bucks. A quality 18650 might cost you around 10. And a nitecore i2 might be around 15 I think? Also you should be able to find a vendor that is shipping from within the US so you can get it fairly fast.

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A quality 18650 might cost you around 10. And a nitecore i2 might be around 15 I think? Also you should be able to find a vendor that is shipping from within the US so you can get it fairly fast.
I would recommend going with Battery Junction. I've bought multiple times from them and have yet to see any cheaper prices anywhere else, plus shipping is normally 2-3 days(they are located on the East Coast) which ain't too bad for $4!

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if 50$ is your budget then you can get a nice pen from laserbtb

532nm pointer 80mW for example for 39$ + shipping i think it will be around 50$ or so and the beam will be very visible at nights. and it runs on 2 AAA batteries.

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Go with what Mortuus says and there's also a 6% off coupon code here somewhere. Everyone of the pens I have from them is over-spec including the 80mW one he mentions. For a couple bucks more you can get a white one for something a bit different. Will run on AAA, AAA lithium and single 10440 with spacer with each increase in voltage resulting in a higher output (do so at your own risk). I believe the duty cycle is 100 seconds on, 30 seconds off. Best AAA based classy looking pen for your $50. There are other options at that same output that may be better quality (or not) but their prices are way out of your $50.
There is another option. You can get a pulsed 532nm pen at 50mW for the same price. The button will select between continuous, pulsed (at 2 cycles per second) and off for a few bucks more than the regular 50mW one with the same white option and be under $50 with shipping.
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