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Favourite Wavelength!

Favourite Wavelength

  • 405nm (Violet)

    Votes: 12 19.7%
  • 473nm (Blue)

    Votes: 22 36.1%
  • 532nm (Green)

    Votes: 17 27.9%
  • 593.5nm (Yellow)

    Votes: 9 14.8%
  • 635nm (Orange/Red)

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • 660nm (Red)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    61

Meatball

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prove it! lol
 

HIDL

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473nm (Blue)
593.5nm (Yellow)

These are my best ones i like but 500 nm would be cool in a pointer
 

FireMyLaser

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505nm is my fav wavelength, but since I can't have that in a laser I am voting for 473nm.
 

Jaseth

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473nm (Blue)
593.5nm (Yellow)

These are my best ones i like but 500 nm would be cool in a pointer
505nm is my fav wavelength, but since I can't have that in a laser I am voting for 473nm.
Interesting that you guys should mention this... I remember reading something about the eye's wavelength sensitivity changing between dark and light - at day the peak sensitivity is 555nm, and IIRC at night it was around 495nm - making a laser at around 500nm / 505nm very very visible at night! Also, this change means that blue 473nm are great for beams in the dark!

Please correct me if anyone knows what the correct peak sensitivity at night is! I read this a long time ago so the number can be anything from 490nm to 540nm :p

Seb
 

FireMyLaser

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Yes it is 500-505nm peak at night. But I like it because of the colour, it is very cool!
 

Jaseth

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Awesome, thanks :)
Yeah.. I guess it will be a sort of turquoise, right? Must look very nice if it's anything like the colour you get when mixing 405nm and 532nm!
 

FireMyLaser

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It is like a blue-ish green, not very turquoise.
I found this picture on google, it is pretty acute, but it may show up differently on your screen.



I haven't been able to get this colour with 405 plus 532, but close. Mixing colurs to 'make up' a wavelength is cheating anyway :D
 

Elgranto7

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Interesting that you guys should mention this... I remember reading something about the eye's wavelength sensitivity changing between dark and light - at day the peak sensitivity is 555nm, and IIRC at night it was around 495nm - making a laser at around 500nm / 505nm very very visible at night! Also, this change means that blue 473nm are great for beams in the dark!

Please correct me if anyone knows what the correct peak sensitivity at night is! I read this a long time ago so the number can be anything from 490nm to 540nm :p

Seb
Didnt know that, interesting :D
 

Jaseth

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Great! Thank for that man :) That is a nice colour!

I know, but for now it will have to do :p
I'm just a poor student who is still waiting for a date for his job interview :(

Seb
 

Hallucynogenyc

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But say you had a row of all the wavelengths listed and you could see all the beams infront of you on a nice foggy night, which pen would you go and pick up to play with first :p
I couldn't pick up none because I would had already gone crazy.

lots of lasers with lots of colors...

 

Jimmymcjimthejim

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After going through the possibilities I narrowed it down to two.
594nm for dot color, and cyan for beam color (either 473 or 488, but I've never seen 488).
I'll vote in a couple of days when I narrow it down to one ;)
 

GoRdOn_B

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i would have to say....
Yellow


i have never seen one IRL
but the pix i have seen look sweet
 




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