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ProjMan

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I'm looking for a pointer able to shine a spot visible in direct sunlight at a range of 15 feet. Duty cycle will be about 30s on at a time.

Will a cheap red or 405nm pointer from somewhere like DX be good enough for this or will I need to step up to a DPSS green pointer like Laserglow's Lyra or Atlasnova's APC offering?
 

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I'm looking for a pointer able to shine a spot visible in direct sunlight at a range of 15 feet. Duty cycle will be about 30s on at a time.

Will a cheap red or 405nm pointer from somewhere like DX be good enough for this or will I need to step up to a DPSS green pointer like Laserglow's Lyra or Atlasnova's APC offering?
get a led shop 50mW greenie, they are $25!!! mine is awsome
 
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At that range, even a 5mW red laser will have a visible spot in direct sunlight, but I would recommend going with a green pointer with power output round 20-50mW for the best visibility without going overboard.
 

scopeguy20

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5 mW of 405 will not be very noticeable. I used a 7 mW for quite a while and that would not fill the bill here! -Glenn
 
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Your best bet will be buying a 30-50mW green pointer. That way you'll always see it in daylight at that distance. Try one of the romisen hosts from DX.
 

Chicxulub

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My old 45mw Leadlight and 70mw CNI both had NO problems being visible at quite a distance (100ft+) in direct sunlight, if that helps at all.
 

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Just my humble $0.02 worth, stick with a green as advised by most posters above me. It will provide you with the BEST bang & (SPOT) for your investment. 10mW's to 25mW's will be all the power you should need to handle your requirements. As far as manufacturer/cost goes, spend just what you can afford/be happy with........rob
 




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