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Carolina Biological Supply laser series, thoughts & review!

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Neat Hap glad your enjoying it. I went searching that site for 532 and came across something that shocked and saddened me. Those poor little guys.
 



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Neat Hap glad your enjoying it. I went searching that site for 532 and came across something that shocked and saddened me. Those poor little guys.
Hello dden4012,

Thanks! Yeah, it's really a neat little pointer to have. Their 532's are waaaaay overpriced though. I wouldn't tell anyone to buy from there at those prices :eek:

-Alex
 

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Hello dden4012,

Thanks! Yeah, it's really a neat little pointer to have. Their 532's are waaaaay overpriced though. I wouldn't tell anyone to buy from there at those prices :eek:

-Alex
From looking at the Carolina site pen pictures they appear to be from here: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/VLP-05-5mW-Violet-Laser-Pen_60394581365.html?spm=a2700.7782932.0.0.187bd15bfn9DNk

Agree $148 just indicates silly high markup reseller that sells a few maybe a year--probably prices left over from times past when such prices were current- 532nm green direct is $50 for one piece either 1mW or 5mW if anyone has interest in one: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/GLP-05-5mW-Green-Laser-Pen_60120165739.html?spm=a2700.7782932.0.0.187bd15btUxNHz
 
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From looking at the Carolina site pen pictures they appear to be from here: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/VLP-05-5mW-Violet-Laser-Pen_60394581365.html?spm=a2700.7782932.0.0.187bd15bfn9DNk

Agree $148 just indicates silly high markup reseller that sells a few maybe a year- 532nm green direct is $50 for one piece either 1mW or 5mW if anyone has interest in one: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/GLP-05-5mW-Green-Laser-Pen_60120165739.html?spm=a2700.7782932.0.0.187bd15btUxNHz
Nice find! I went ahead and checked out the "LightVision Technologies" website and they also have this pointer listed. They seem to sell a couple laser pointers, along with some OEM lasers. :yh:

-Alex
 

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Great review. I'm glad you are enjoying it, Alex. That is all that matters.
 

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Great review. I'm glad you are enjoying it, Alex. That is all that matters.
Thanks paul! I agree. It's a neat little 405 pointer. Even though hard to see during the daytime, I don't need to worry about shinning it across my house or outside. :)

Once I have enough funds in the faaaaaar future, I may pick myself a 589 pointer too. I'm just worried it'd look too similar to my 594, ya know? ;)

-Alex
 

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Yeah, that could be a problem, Alex. I'd try for 577nm as it is a beautiful lemon yellow. Not a trace of orange in it that I could see. I don't know that you could get it in a pointer though.
 

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Yeah, that could be a problem, Alex. I'd try for 577nm as it is a beautiful lemon yellow. Not a trace of orange in it that I could see. I don't know that you could get it in a pointer though.
Dr. Laser got CNI to make a GLP for him, but the price is what scares me. You're looking at the price of a 577 lab unit, like the $2,000+ ballpark.

-Alex
 

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Yeah, that's high. But, not nearly as high as the lab units. Those are astronomical.
 

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From looking at the Carolina site pen pictures they appear to be from here: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/VLP-05-5mW-Violet-Laser-Pen_60394581365.html?spm=a2700.7782932.0.0.187bd15bfn9DNk

Agree $148 just indicates silly high markup reseller that sells a few maybe a year--probably prices left over from times past when such prices were current- 532nm green direct is $50 for one piece either 1mW or 5mW if anyone has interest in one: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/GLP-05-5mW-Green-Laser-Pen_60120165739.html?spm=a2700.7782932.0.0.187bd15btUxNHz
Looking at that seller's website, they have a few similar hosts to laserBTB. Several exotic wavelengths and power levels that aren't listed on Aliexpress are on there. Kinda wonder what the manufacturer direct price would be.

Edit: There are some DL and CNI hosts too. I wonder if it's a supplier or reseller.
 
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Looking at that seller's website, they have a few similar hosts to laserBTB. Several exotic wavelengths and power levels that aren't listed on Aliexpress are on there. Kinda wonder what the manufacturer direct price would be.

Edit: There are some DL and CNI hosts too. I wonder if it's a supplier or reseller.
Maybe email them and ask about prices for one you are interested in. Ask them about their 473nm and 589 nm pointers/pens --would be interesting to see what they charge for them

Had a look also---they seem to have or be able to supply a lot of different products----the company details on Alibaba says: Trading Company and no. of employees: 3-5 --they aren't making all the items they promote with 3 to 5 people --that is for sure see: https://lasercentury.en.alibaba.com/company_profile.html?spm=a2700.8304367.coowfd0405.3.73152c548eWHwI But who knows maytbe the have a manufacturing arm different from the trading co. Is a typical Chinese trading company business selling everyone's everything it seems, however.

I think the high quality host pens are made in Taiwan by the company that Hap mentioned was on the label LightVision Technologies see: Green Laser Pointer, Laser Module, Laser Presenter (APC) -- LightVision Technologies, Corp. In their download section that show several different configurations of the same pen and finishes, see: http://www.lightvision.com.tw/pdf/DM/DM-02.pdf
They have been around since 2000 and established customers early on and those companies still buy and resell them--established products line of them. So they really are laser pens from times past when there were no low cost mass produced pens. Much smaler market today but still made for those who want them.

There are several sellers if you google "laser pen with APC"
There is a guy of ebay selling the 1 mW or 5mW pens from them for $44.99 see: POWERFUL BLACK 532nm APC GREEN LASER POINTER PEN WITH CONSTANT ON/OFF | eBay

ZBolt sells them as Hap mentioned: Buy A Premium Deluxe Laser Pointer from Z-Bolt®

Roithner in Germany sells them too.

They all seem to target a smaller market selling the pens among other higher priced laser products or for professional presentation purposes due to the higher cost from the maker and high resale prices they need to get. Makes good sense --offer a high quality pen also for those who want one.
The largest supplier/reseller of them seems to be lasercentury.cn offering 46 different models of pen from a few different makers vut the majority are the expensive ones from Taiwan--list is here if you scroll down to it here: Alibaba Manufacturer Directory - Suppliers, Manufacturers, Exporters & Importers
 
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