About 5 years ago I had a 445nm laser that had the m140 diode with a Mohgasm 1.8A Button driver.
That diode died and turned into an LED.
Looking at getting back into the hobby and am wondering in those 5 years something would have changed. What is the best button driver and diode for the 445nm...
At the above 2 posts, I don't really know much about all that stuff.. and I don't have any of the equipments.
I think I should just replace the driver since they're not THAT expensive. And if the diode is still they way it is, I can assume the diode is broken.
What do you think?
My laser diode screwed up and it turned into an 'LED'. Do you think it would be wise to get a new driver for it as well just incase?
Here is the emission test photos;
Laser - Imgur
Here is what the laser consists of;
Laser. - Imgur
The driver is a 1.8A Mohgasm Driver.
The Diode is a M140...
So, my diode has been diagnosed by experienced members on here as broken. I'm looking to get a new one, but I'm looking at the same type 445NM M-140. I was wondering what does the G-2 Lens improve, and when I put my diode into the hot am i suppose to leave the silver backing thing...