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Evolution

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I heard that Optotronics is a good place to get lasers, is this true? I'm new to lasers so I wanted to start off with a 5mW laser. After checking a few other sites I saw floating around, I noticed those sites didn't have much to offer when it came to 5mW lasers. I saw the "Premium 4.99 Green Laser" on Optotronics, would this be a good one to start with?

Also if in the future I were to get the 100mW Green Laser with Special Effects from Optotronics (seems like a good laser) should I not use it in places like my backyard where neighbors might see? Of course I wouldn't be flashing there windows, but could them noticing cause problems? I want to get this one also in a few weeks to amaze family and friends.

I'd expect any neighbors that saw to be more like this though.
:wtf: :undecided: - :eek: :worthy:
 

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Laserbtb.com I recomend them 200% :beer::beer:

I have done my order and 2 or 3 weeks later I have laser in my home.

Laserbtb has good quality and good prices ;)

Best Regards
 

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A good 5mW laser can be from Optotronics, or if you have money, from LaserGlow. I would recommend either Opto or Laserbtb for your future 100mW green laser
 

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Thanks, for the help.

hwang21, I cant find any 5mW from LaserGlow, I may just be not seeing them. :(

Right now I'm torn between the alignment 5mW on Laserbtb and Premium 4.99 on Optotronics, any recommendations?
 

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If your just getting started out with lasers forget all the brand names. almost all eBay pens are way overspec and cost 5 dollars i have dozens none have died in years i have had them .Unless you in particular want a 5mW real output laser ie not overspec in a fancy host just get an eBay pen ,save your money for high power ones for later, which brand for a 5mw green (in a non fancy host)is like talking about which brand of box of matches to get they all do the same job and at that price doesn't really matter much .
 

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I'd rather get a brand name first laser that I can turn to for presentations and such and know that its safe to experiment and play with than anything else. It's a great first laser idea.

But just my opinion :beer:
 
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You'll be way better off getting a quality brand name laser at 5mw for your first laser. A green pen laser from LG will only cost you around $40.

The quality is 10 times better than any overspec 'fleabay' pen. The pen lasers from Opto or LG will last you a very long time and it being your first laser you can be confident that it will be eye safe for pointing and presentations.

If your budget goes to $40 for a first laser go with the ones from Opto or LG, they'll be of much higher quality. If it was me personally, I would go with the LG pen over the Opto pen since the LG pens host is much more unique.
 
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I love all these recommendations, but seriously, we are talking 5mW (pointers here) here...

A e-bay pointer will do just fine in this, and you can get 3 collors on e-bay for the price of one brand green one.
Why recommend a high brand (price) for a low (powered) laser.
 
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All of the ones in the first half of the page... https://www.laserglow.com/int-handheld.htm

Opto over laserbtb any day, LG over Opto for pen lasers
Turns out it was Internet Explorer with its own secret agenda not showing the whole page. :eek:


I agree with Blaster and Smeerworst that I probably shouldn't worry about brand to much since it is only a 5mW laser (for now :D), but I'm not as trusting of EBay. My mistakes from inexperience may cost me more when trying to buy from there.

hwang21 and will manners, I think I'll go with the Opto laser since it seems like the middle ground between Laserbtb and LG. Try to save a little bit right now, but when I go looking for higher power lasers I'll definitely check out LG again.

Really appreciate all the help everyone. :bowdown::thanks:
 

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I love all these recommendations, but seriously, we are talking 5mW (pointers here) here...

A e-bay pointer will do just fine in this, and you can get 3 collors on e-bay for the price of one brand green one.
Why recommend a high brand (price) for a low (powered) laser.
Exactly my point
 
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I have a 150mw green laser pointer from Optotronics. I am impressed with it. After a couple months it seems to have faded just a little, but it is a nice green laser. DON'T POINT AT EYES.
 




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