Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums - discuss green laser pointers, blue laser pointers, and all types of lasers



>30mW HL-515nm // 532nm comparison

DJNY

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 2, 2009
Messages
5,992
Points
83
Since the Osram direct-green was announced, I was looking for a new guy for adding to my wavelength collection.
I was not interested in the output power, should as far away from the 532nm wavelength as possible to get the
maximum visual difference between these two.

As there is a 50mW rated 520nm and a 30mW rated 515nm diode existing, I definitely wanted the 515nm.

Pictures below were taken for showing the visual differences between the 532nm and the 515nm.

Thanks to laserbtb and offroadfreak8582 to make this possible :beer:


























 



Lazerbeak

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 19, 2013
Messages
2,575
Points
63
Beautiful pics DJNY. Thanks for sharing. love the light up power button.

~ LB
 

Blord

New member
Joined
Dec 24, 2007
Messages
5,357
Points
0
Lovely pictures. More and more 515nm lasers is becoming available for us.
Your wish for a 515nm finally has finally fullfilled. :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: ped

offroadfreak8582

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 14, 2011
Messages
2,371
Points
83
Awesome photo's man! I could not ever have gotten the difference in colour that clear with my crappy camera's :p

Glad i could help and that you like it :beer:
 

ARG

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 27, 2011
Messages
6,851
Points
113
Great photos! Do you have a 520nm laser you could use to compare the three? :p
 
  • Like
Reactions: ped
Joined
Feb 10, 2013
Messages
2,125
Points
0
Gorgeous beamshot photos! I'm really impressed by them, the lasers, all of it. No specifics, but does the price of that 515 range near the 520?

Well done, sir. +1 for your toys and effort!
 

BowtieGuy

Well-known member
LPF Site Supporter
Joined
Oct 14, 2012
Messages
6,100
Points
113
Greak pics, Beautiful color!
I can see why you would want to get as much separation from 532nm as possible.
Thanks for sharing. :cool:
 
  • Like
Reactions: ped

DJNY

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 2, 2009
Messages
5,992
Points
83
Thanks for the comments guys.


Do you have a 520nm laser you could use to compare the three? :p

No, not yet. But I have a feeling, looking at some 520nm pics, that there is definitely a visible difference.


No specifics, but does the price of that 515 range near the 520?!

They´re cheaper than the 520nm diodes!

They were $270 a few days ago, now you get them for $180 before shipping here
 
Last edited:

ped

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2008
Messages
4,913
Points
113
Insane pics DJ thank you.

Definitely a 515 for me too, admittedly I am a "power" junkie , but the 515 is irresistible.

+2 for sure.
 
Last edited:

offroadfreak8582

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 14, 2011
Messages
2,371
Points
83
They´re cheaper than the 520nm diodes!

They were $270 a few days ago, now you get them for $180 before shipping here

Wow that is fast! I actually think it is crappy they go down that fast. Makes you feel bad if you just bought one.
 
Last edited:

DJNY

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 2, 2009
Messages
5,992
Points
83
Definitely a 515 for me too, admittedly I am a "power" junkie , but the 515 is irresistible.

I like both, low powered indoors, big ones outdoors.


Is there a source for the bare diodes yet?

O-Like has them! It should be 515nm, not 520nm as they listed them.
Osram 3.8mm 30mW 520nm Direct green laser Diode/Single mode [OL-520-30D] - $125.00 : Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce


Wow that is fast! I actually think it is crappy they go down that fast. Makes you feel bad if you just bought one.

A bit yes. But then I think of some of our poor members back in 2010 buying the 445nm diode for $500. A few days later, when the vast majority knew about the source, they went for $55 :can:
 
Last edited:

norbyx

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Messages
1,202
Points
48
Very nice color, you can actually see quite a difference in the pictures so I assume that in real life the difference is even greater.
Now did you LPM the laser to see the actual output?
 

jander6442

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 8, 2009
Messages
3,219
Points
83
Nice pics, thanks for sharing although everyone is gaga for the lower 515nm 520nm.

I still froth at the mouth over rhd's 556nm. Just something about this limey green.

33678d1311050709-new-portable-dpss-wavelength-556nm-20mw-cni-1.jpg
:drool:
 

Blord

New member
Joined
Dec 24, 2007
Messages
5,357
Points
0
One at the time. I don't have a money tree in my garden. :D
 




Top