Old 10-07-2011, 01:50 PM #1
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I was driving through Myrtle Beach and on every one of those beach store type strip mall shops there was a sign advertising 'green lasers'. Now I haven't been up that way in a long time but I have heard about a lot of problems around beach areas with people being harassed by green lasers. So I decided to pick up a random sample of what was available through these type shops. I just picked a random store and bought the only type of green pen they were selling there (from my experience at these places, there may be 100 stores in the area but they all carry the same goods).

I paid $20.00 for it, which felt like a rip-off but I felt it was worth it for the sake of curiosity. I was surprised by the meter reading on this unit because it isn't really that bright, leading me to believe that much of the output is IR. IMO I think that these things are pretty dangerous at this output especially because of where they are sold and who they are sold to. Watch your eyes out there on the strip!
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Default Re: $20 Myrtle beach green pen

I couldn't clearly read the Label on the Laser...
What is the Max Power Output indicated...
Have you tried an IR blocking Filter..???


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The sticker says "max output power <50mW", which is surprisingly true. I don't have an IR filter other than the one inside another green I have, but I'm going to order one for cases just like these.
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What a shocker. I wonder why they sell 30-40mW units at the BEACH!? Sounds a bit absurd these days...
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That sounds like my thread "attention retards"

Some of the pens that all the little jackasses on the beach had were over 5mW cause there were beams coming at my face
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That's exactly like the cheapie pens I got from greece, paid 15€/ea
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