Well it would really depend on the capabilities of the laser. Looking for a laser that can do the most things at the cheapest cost.What's your budget?
Would a Blue laser pop a balloon better at 8ft as compared to a green laser of similar capabilities?Hmm, well, from those four, the hardest thing to do would be to start a fire from dry kindle, and to pop a balloon from 8 feet.
Overall, I'd say a 1W+ 445nm laser would work best for you.
A green laser would also work well, except for balloon pop from 8 feet, and obviously fire starting.
Would this be your first laser?
Do you have a link to the GROUP BUY? I may be all over that. I'd rather go over specked as I typically have higher expectations for things. So this way I wont be disappointed.There is a group buy going on right now and you can get a quality and likely over spec 300mw green for under $150, a bit over after shipping.
Best bang for buck though would probably be the 150mw green pen in the group buy.
It depends on the qualities of the green laser. To pop a balloon at a distance, either a 1W+ 445nm laser would work, or a 400mW+ 405nm laser.Would a Blue laser pop a balloon better at 8ft as compared to a green laser of similar capabilities?
It's not technically my first laser but I want to get a bit more into the hobby. So for all intensive purposes I'm a total noob. I have several cheapie fleamarket gold lasers with all sorts of various fittings and a couple pen lasers that I use for customer presentations.