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Trying to find a headlight (or headlamp), an LED light that mounts on the user's forehead with an elastic strap. Want to retro fit a laser in one that would emit a strong beam sis or seven feet and be visible in strong sunlight. Units are
readily available with LED lights, both white and red, but not with laser. Any ideas?


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Old 08-24-2013, 10:29 PM #2
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You would use a similar process to how people modify flashlights to lasers; gut the headlight, remove the flashlight components and have a machinist make a heat sink for you.

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:11 PM #3
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i did this once with a 445nm laser in a chinese headlamp, very dangerous, if you look at anything which is reflective the beam can reflect back to the source which is very close to your eyes.
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Yeah, not the best of ideas, also, someone could call you, you look around and lase them in the eyes
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This would be a perfectly effective way to demonstrate retroflectors!
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This is exactly the kind of laser abuse that is going to destroy the hobby.

Even if there were lasers powerful enough to produce a visible beam 6-7 feet in strong sunlight that would fit in a headlamp, this is just an awful idea that is going to injure somebody, or at least scald your forehead.
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A laser that strong attached to someone's head... Don't think it'll work out too well.
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Bad idea. If its visible on sunlight, we assume you want a high power laser.

Have people forgotten that >500mW (ol' Class IV) pose a fire hazard?

What a 3W 445 would do to a house curtains or table cloths ?

By the way that thread recalled me that..:


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