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Hey guys,

Im not planning on getting another labby for awhile, I have some other priorities to put in front first. But on DragonLaser's website, the 635nm & 447nm 100mW 5% stability are both the same price.

I've seen 635nm before but would it be a wise investment when 447nm is the same price? Take into consideration I've never seen 447nm. I remember Pman's advice of getting the main wavelength's done then progressing into filling in the middle.

Thoughts? :)
 

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Hey guys,

Im not planning on getting another labby for awhile, I have some other priorities to put in front first. But on DragonLaser's website, the 635nm & 447nm 100mW 5% stability are both the same price.

I've seen 635nm before but would it be a wise investment when 447nm is the same price? Take into consideration I've never seen 447nm. I remember Pman's advice of getting the main wavelength's done then progressing into filling in the middle.

Thoughts? :)
You already have red so I'd go for blue before you start worrying about different shades! :D That's just me though.
 

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Haha, makes me feel better :D



Will do! 447nm it is then :)

-Alex

Brings you one step closer to RGB if you want to start getting into projection! Or even just combining them all to see what kind of colours you can get. :D
 

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Brings you one step closer to RGB if you want to start getting into projection! Or even just combining them all to see what kind of colours you can get. :D
Indeed, once I get more it should be fun seeing what kind of combinations I could make :)

-Alex
 
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I ordered a cheap 5mw 638nm from O-Like. That will be the first time I see a 638nm. I have a 450nm Osram at 5mw. I love the color. I'd go with the 447nm.
 

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I ordered a cheap 5mw 638nm from O-Like. That will be the first time I see a 638nm. I have a 450nm Osram at 5mw. I love the color. I'd go with the 447nm.
From what I've seen with 635nm you'll only see a difference if you have it shinning next to 650nm. Alone 635nm still looks like a dark red(at least to my eyes) :)

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From what I've seen with 635nm you'll only see a difference if you have it shinning next to 650nm. Alone 635nm still looks like a dark red(at least to my eyes) :)

-Alex
I want to put it up next to my 685nm from 10fenny and see how it appears. I put it in a m&m's minis tube. I'm really interested in buying a 635nm diode like styropyro cooled with liquid helium. I'd like to see if I can have a custom host machined to cool it with dry ice. I know it won't go as low as his but I'd like to see what it does do.
 

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I agree with everyone above, gopher 447nm. It's a lovely colour, and if there isn't a 473 to compare it to them you see it as a nice pure blue, somewhere around a bit lighter than the blue in Trend's sig.
 

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I agree with everyone above, gopher 447nm. It's a lovely colour, and if there isn't a 473 to compare it to them you see it as a nice pure blue, somewhere around a bit lighter than the blue in Trend's sig.
Yay, more colors! :D

-Alex
 




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