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  1. cistercian

    10 watt Green laser for $99

    No. Not even 1 watt for the price...much less...like 100mw...or below.
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    What laser has the best beam divergence?

    Solid state lasers do. Yag, ruby, etc. Best divergence. Epic made gas lasers are superior as well. Like solid state, thermally limited. Diode lasers are the worst by far...
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    So mad i could punch a baby

    Sorry OP. I have been there too...so much frustration.
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    Review of the Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer

    Congratulations on the epic new instrument. I cannot think of anyone more deserving! I too, remember the time before blue LED's existed. And visiting the LED museum on dial up. Now I have a cable modem and 2 flashlights over 5000 lumens, A BLF Q8 and a Sofirn Q8. Best wishes from a long time...
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    Review of the Directly-Injected 488nm Greenish-Blue Laser Pen

    This thread is GOLD for those wanting a cyan beam...for not too much money. I was enjoying mine earlier! My favorite color by far...and yes even at 66mw it etched my initials on my dark wood desktop...very faintly! Thanks again LED and happy 4th! I will definitely whip the class 4 lasers...
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    REVIEW JETLASERS 1W 520NM PLE-E MINI

    I just found this thread...epic. I have 3 PLE-Pro lasers from Jet laser. 2 are 1 watt 520nm and 1 465nm 3.8 watts+. Love the pictures! I have a beam expander from them too. I use 26650 cells in the blue laser!
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    Diode With 4+ Watts With Best Divergence?

    I have this laser and mine does 3.8 watts+. I bought the beam expander too for use with my 1 watt 520nm PLE-Pros. Highly recommended! The beam is beautiful. I still do not own a 445! I don't plan on it either. This laser has much worse divergence than the 1 watt 520 ones do. At long range it...
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    Review of the Directly-Injected 505nm Bluish-Green ("Mint Green") Laser Pen

    I have the same ones you have and also the unprotected ones... I have an Efest Luc-4 charger and a skyrc charger, which is fantastic. Either cell will be fine.
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    465nm 3.5W Pl-E Pro 3.5 stars

    I got one on sale for 199. I did not get the adapter, I use 26650 cells. Mine meters over 3.8 watts Via laserbee. The fast axis/slow axis characteristics make long range use ugly...it makes a line. The beam expander helps but the 520 nm 1 watt 520nm green PLE-Pro does much better. I use my...
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    Question about jet lasers ple mini 1 watt 520nm

    I know...weird right?
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    Question about jet lasers ple mini 1 watt 520nm

    I should add I am sorry you are in the hospital. I hope you get well soon. Best wishes fellow photonics enthusiast!
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    Question about jet lasers ple mini 1 watt 520nm

    I have never wanted one of the monster 445nm lasers because they were too scary for me. I went 465nm because it would look brighter than 445nm to my eye. Even so, 3.4 watts is serious power. I imagine that 7 watt monster is even more scary! On the upside, you are the king of burning! Enjoy...
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    Question about jet lasers ple mini 1 watt 520nm

    Epic! How do you like the 520nm? Epic beamage yes? I have a dark wood chair...and I scarred it last night. The huge volume of smoke in about a 1/4 second was hilarious. I have seen the flame too...and it self extinguished...thank God. I have a cover on one of my big ham radios. It has...
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    Question about jet lasers ple mini 1 watt 520nm

    Folgers does not sell metal cans where I live. They are all plastic. The lid is easily defeated! Burning all the way through the red plastic sides is more difficult. My 3.4w beast did it so fast other stuff in the background got drilled too! OOPS!
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    Question about jet lasers ple mini 1 watt 520nm

    With a 1 watt 520nm laser on the way, you need to get the right googles now. I have 2 Jetlaser PLE-Pro 520 nm lasers. One measures 995mw and the other is 1200mw++. They are dangerous to your vision and a fire hazard too. Get proper protection before you energize the laser the first time! I...
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    Review of the Directly-Injected 505nm Bluish-Green ("Mint Green") Laser Pen

    Good cells make a HUGE difference! They are also safer. My big lasers (jetlaser 520nm 1 Watt+ and 465nm 3.8watt +) draw a lot of current. Orbtronic uses Panasonic and Sanyo cells and will tell you which ones. They use Seiko protection chips too. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I know...
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    Laserlands 520nm 5mW, comparison with 532nm?

    I have a 505nm laser that uses the 18350 cell that is the shortest green I own, Side by side comparisons are obvious. The difference is easy to see. Paul sent me a diffraction grating to measure it but between being too busy and having the flu I have not done it yet. I hope to actually...
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    Laserlands 520nm 5mW, comparison with 532nm?

    Easiest way to tell is this...diode lasers have crappy divergence in one axis. A fat, pudgy beam in one axis indicates it is a diode. Most DPSS lasers have excellent beam quality...diode lasers are much worse in comparison. If your laser beam looks much fatter in one dimension then it is a...
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    burning

    Hi Paul 666. I have a wicked lasers 40mw 532nm that pops balloons at 20 feet and will JUST light matches. It has an epic tiny beam though. I find my higher power lasers much more reliable for burning stuff. My PLE-Pro 520nm @ 1200mw+ excellent for burning and my 3800mw+ 465nm PLE-pro even...
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    The right laser for a specific purpose.

    This topic is comical. It would be easier to chuck a roadflare. That being said, buy some black powder. Then point a jetlaser PLE-Pro 465nm at it and enjoy the fire works! My Jetlaser PLE-Pro 465nm laser outputs 3.8 watts plus. It defeats the top of a folger can in less than 2 seconds and...




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