Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums - discuss green laser pointers, blue laser pointers, and all types of lasers



Laser Pointer Store

Help! I need 405 vs 445 comparison pictures

MojoLA

New member
Joined
Sep 29, 2010
Messages
259
Likes
13
Points
0
I need to decide between a build that will feature either a 500mw 405nm or a 1.2W 445nm.

I don't care about burning as much as beam visibility (I know either one will pop a balloon with impunity).

Yes, I know the 445nm will be brighter, but I'd really like to see comparison pictures of the beams.

So if anyone has both of these lasers with similar power as I've described, I'd really appreciate it if you could post some side by side beam shots in various lighting conditions from various angles.

And no smoke, please! I want to know what they will look like in the real world.

Thanks so much!
 

lasersbee

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
17,455
Likes
1,558
Points
113
I need to decide between a build that will feature either a 500mw 405nm or a 1.2W 445nm.

I don't care about burning as much as beam visibility (I know either one will pop a balloon with impunity).

Yes, I know the 445nm will be brighter, but I'd really like to see comparison pictures of the beams.

So if anyone has both of these lasers with similar power as I've described, I'd really appreciate it if you could post some side by side beam shots in various lighting conditions from various angles.

And no smoke, please! I want to know what they will look like in the real world.

Thanks so much!
You don't really need pictures...
500mW of 405nm is Purple/Violet in color (near ultraviolet)
and is more difficult to see than 500mW of Blue 445nm..

There are a few pics of the beam shots you are looking for
on the Forum that I've seen in the past. You'll need to search
for them.


Jerry

You can contact us at any time on our Website: J.BAUER Electronics
 
Last edited:

gillza

New member
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
598
Likes
25
Points
0
Last edited:

MojoLA

New member
Joined
Sep 29, 2010
Messages
259
Likes
13
Points
0
Thanks for posting these... Yeah I knew 445 would be brighter, I just wanted to see if the 405 would be bright enough, but it looks like it ain't.

Still, it would be a better burner... I saw a really cool vid from a guy who put a 405 into a "laser rifle" and it popped balloons ON CONTACT from 30 feet away. I mean they INSTANTLY blew up. It was really cool.
 




Top