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I recently purchased a cheapo 50mw greenie from amazon. A lot of buyers were saying that this was a "factory tuned" laser and were very happy with it and for about 11 bucks why not.

I received the item extremely quickly, it came in the standard cheap laser package with the foam insert and 2 craptastic batteries that i didnt use for but a minute.

I must say that after a day with this laser i am very happy with it and recommend it to anyone that wants to impress friends or to point around in the sky and what not.

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this next one is not the best quality but at the end of the beam you can see a bright spot. I believe this is where its hitting the clouds, i may be wrong but thats what it looks like from the naked eye.



and this is basically the same thing with less exposure.

 

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So would this be a good laser to purchase prior to building one myself?
Sure. Seeing as how greens are extremely difficult to build from scratch, this would be a great first laser.
 
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I agree. This thing has enough power to do simple stuff like pop balloons and has a visible beam that you can see clear to the clouds.
 
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I'm not sure. I try not to shine it into empty sky for fear of hitting a plane but it hit the clouds so do the math. Compared to my 1w Spartan the only difference is brightness and color.
 

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I'm not sure. I try not to shine it into empty sky for fear of hitting a plane but it hit the clouds so do the math.
Low clouds are no less than 6,500 feet. So at least a mile.
Mid-range clouds can be from 6,500 to 20,000 feet, but I don't think you would reach mid clouds with a 50mW... You would probably need a +200mW one to reach 20K feet into the atmosphere.


Added: I just ordered one of these, and will test it's output and the %IR on my LPM, and report back in this thread. :beer:
 
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i ordered 3 of those 50mw laser recently for some of my friends, one of them can pop a dark balloon within a few seconds and the 2 others, i gaveup on the others, you can still see the beam and such. i think this is an awesome purchase being so cheap, a bit of a gamble but i think its worth it.
 
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i ordered 3 of those 50mw laser recently for some of my friends, one of them can pop a dark balloon within a few seconds and the 2 others, i gaveup on the others, you can still see the beam and such. i think this is an awesome purchase being so cheap, a bit of a gamble but i think its worth it.
yes, as it is with any of these cheapies. but for 11 bucks, you can beat a visable beam.
 




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