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Default 650nm & 635nm enough difference in color?

Hello folks,

Today I am asking if I should spend an additional $200-$350 to get myself a 635nm PL-E Pro in the near future when I have a 650nm coming in soon. I've owned both a 635 & 650 in the past but can't remember what they look like quite well. I took a look over some threads and got a good color difference but thought asking some members might help even more!

Thing is, would you say there is enough of a color difference for me to warrant spending $300 more for a laser only 15nm shorter in wavelength?

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Well mine are just low power pens but I see quite a big difference. The 635nm is more orange red and is much brighter. I am not sure I would spend that much on one, only you can decide if it's worth it.

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Well mine are just low power pens but I see quite a big difference. The 635nm is more orange red and is much brighter. I am not sure I would spend that much on one, only you can decide if it's worth it.

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Thanks Alan!

Yeah, I did remember having my 635nm appear much brighter. It is listed on JetLaser's website that their 150mW 635nm units use a single mode diode, which is quite nice.

I shall see

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635 is much brighter. It's more of a crimson red color compared to ruby red 660nm. The a noticeable difference I see is that you can actually see the beam of a >100mw 635nm in the sky quite easily. This is a one watt 635, but it gives you an idea.


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Default Re: 650nm & 635nm enough difference in color?

Thanks Razako!

I think I might get a 635nm after all. It seemed to work fine when I had a 5mW rainbow going

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I like 635. As you may remember when my 650 died I never felt much need to replace it an I still never have. A 30mW 635 is still loads bright and it's a nicer, more fiery colour than 650. I haven't pulled my lasers out for a while but I think it also has a very good beam spec, probably being a single mode diode.
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To me its like the difference between 532 and 520. If you have seen the other color recently it pretty much looks the same. but that's me.
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If you look at each by themselves, they both just look red. If you see them together, there is a tremendously noticable difference in the two.
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If you look at each by themselves, they both just look red. If you see them together, there is a tremendously noticable difference in the two.
Kind of like 520 vs 532

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650nm to me looks more red than the 638nm. 638nm has a bit of orange tint to it. I've gotten used to the color difference and don't need a side by side anymore. I look for that slight orange and the dot will look too bright.
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Does anyone know if there are any cheap pens with 635nm ? would like to test one and compare to 650nm and perhaps in future invest in one from jetlasers maybe..
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I find 635nm slightly better looking, but the difference is small. Far less than 520nm to 532nm or 462nm to 445nm.
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Default Re: 650nm & 635nm enough difference in color?

I saw 635nm once. It is not actually quite "orange" but it is must brighter that the regular red laser.
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Default Re: 650nm & 635nm enough difference in color?

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I saw 635nm once. It is not actually quite "orange" but it is must brighter that the regular red laser.
635nm is NOT orange, yes. From wikipedia, orange has a range of 620nm-590nm so the real only "orange" lasers one could own would be a 593.5nm.

I am currently only trying to get the basic of the rainbow colors, not trying to fill any gaps in. I think I may just jump straight to 589nm

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