Does "DTR" sell the LPC840? I like how i can get my orders within 3 days. And I don't mind giving him my money.There are plenty of red diodes to choose from. Depending on if you want a single mode, look into the LPC840 which can do 400 mW, or a multi-mode with terrible divergence like the Mitsubishi ML501P73 at 653nm. You can get just over a watt out of it, but the long line it produces instead of a dot might disappoint.