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    An *Almost* Complete List of Lower-Powered Lasers!

    Cutyall, Thanks for all the effort. Have you read good things about rayfoss.com ? I can't find much on them
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    Lasers and proximity to an airport.

    I'm within 25 miles of a major airport and about 10 miles from a smaller regional airport. I'm currently using an app on my ipad called FlightRadar that shows planes in the sky relative to my position. I have checked it several times and sure enough I look up in the sky and see the blinking...
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    Violet 405 vs Green 532 a newb's perspective

    I have read alot here in the great LPF community and took advice of many before jumping in. I was really impressed with the Optotronics 36mw 532 green I bought for my first laser. After more study my second laser was a Laserbtb 500mw 405nm Violet. I know I read everywhere, and I think I even...
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    New LaserBTB

    Thanks Pi
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    New LaserBTB

    Excited to get my first Violet laser today and reading up on it I realized I'm not sure on the batteries. It calls for 2x 16340 so is that 2x CR123 @ 3v each or 2x RCR123 @ 3.7v each? Thanks for the help Bob
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    IR Protection Question

    Thanks Alan for the education. It seems DPSS is more complex but seems to be the most popular green. I got more reading to do! Take care
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    IR Protection Question

    I have been reading alot here on the forum and still a bit confused on the more dangerous IR that can't be seen by the human eye I understand the protection from the higher wavelength IR can come in two forms. An IR filter on the laser itself or glasses that protect from the IR wavelengths. So...
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    Bestbuyet Goggles Review

    Nice review thanks, as I shop for a pair myself. Is there a way to test how well they block the dangerous unseen IR stuff ?
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    A few noob saftey and legal questions.

    I'm not real educated on this stuff but 1w inside a house sounds kind of scary
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    Looking for cheap ebay over spec 532

    Anyone have repeated good experiences with ebay sellers on cheap Green 532 lasers? I think I understand why everything is advertised at 5mw but my reading here on LPF says most are putting out quite a bit more mw. Obviously I would like to get the higher outputs but I'm sure it's hit or miss...
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    Hello from Central Florida

    Reading alot and learning alot here in this great community. I've been a flashaholic for years and now moving over to some lasers. I've owned a couple in my lifetime and the first one many years back when the red was really expensive in a business presentation pen style. I had no idea about...
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    Newby query

    Conair, I would consider also the mounting on a firearm. Recoil can be hard on electronics but others will have to weigh in on what works and what doesn't on firearms.
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    Do you need to wear eye protection at all times

    You're flirting with disaster Jim. Technically yes you could look at the beam without causing permanent damage but four mirrors in a room creates ALOT of chances for reflection (BAD).