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200mw 660nm review (glowtorch model)

aaron_inc

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i just got my 200mw red laser yesterday i ordered it from here

http://ledbulbs.co.nz/product_info.php/products_id/73?osCsid=915ee9221d6024fe8e9b84e85cfa622d

Appearance-
it has a very solid feel and is made from aluminium (I think) with a nice gloss black finish it has a click on click off button on the end cap which is very useful (no messing about with rubber bands\clamps to hold the button)

Power-
it is quite powerful (i cant measure the output but im sure it is around 200mw) un focused it isn’t that powerful but can still pop a balloon, if its focused with an external lens it can light matches almost instantly, CUT not melt a hole in black foam and melt plastic very fast.

Beam-
the beam is 5mm at the aperture which isn’t very good for burning but has very good divergence at 0.46mrad! the beam is slightly visible at night but only around as visible as 5-10mw of 532nm it is visible on low clouds as well as a very small dot (good divergence)

Optics-
it has an AR coated glass lens and adjustable focus but I haven’t played around with the focus yet.

Power supply-
the laser runs on 2 cr123a batteries which cost about $12 each here :'( i'll need to find some rechargeable batteries soon.

Summary-
I think this laser is great for the price ($230 AU including postage) and i would recomend it to others (you probably wont be impressed if you are looking for a solid bright red beam)

Pictures-
the laser itself.
 

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SenKat

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Those are excellent pictures - I LOVE the beam comparison shot between the viper, and the red !
 
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Nice review - your comments agree very well with my what I've noticed about the laser. :)

Nice beam shots :)
 

ixfd64

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What's the initial beam diameter?

edit: never mind, read that the beam diameter was 5 mm.
 

Benm

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I'm a bit surprised with the bad divergence of the green too, especially the shot at 15 meters. I complained about the bad divergence of a kaidomain laser in its review, but looking at this, it probably is still better then this one.

The divergence of this red is quite impressive though, especially the 140 meter shot. Of course the big initial diameter of the beam does help this a lot, you can get similar results with the aixiz modules if you manage to get the focus setting just right.
 
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you can get battereis for real cheap at batterystation.com that's where i get mine and there only $1.50 each for a cr123 and they work great.

Nice review too those glowtorches look awesome ;)
 




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