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Found your forum through dragon lasers website, pretty neat stuff!

Well, im just getting into this high power laser stuff (ive always found lasers fascinating) and im stuck, so i need your help!

This will be my first green laser purchase and im torn as to what mw rating to get, at first i was thinking about a 95mw then maybe a 75mw. I want something that bright and can be seen far away, i dont care too much for burning power etc. Will i notice much of a difference (visually) between a 75 and 95mw green laser?

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i would pick the highest mw that is within your price range. if you purchase the lesser mw it has been my experience that remorse is inversely related to mw's.
 
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NICE, Randall ! ;D

He is, absolutely correct - this is a VERY addicting hobby...I am quitting smoking so I can afford more lasers ! LOL

Get the most bang for your buck - what is your budget ?
 

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N00B said:
I want something that bright and can be seen far away, i dont care too much for burning power etc. Will i notice much of a difference (visually) between a 75 and 95mw green laser?
Welcome to the forum!

There won't be a great deal of difference in brightness between 75 and 95mW. If you want reach and are not concerned with burning ability, keep an eye out for a laser with a comparatively larger beam diameter combined with the lowest divergence (shown in milliradians or mrad) specification you can find. Such a beam will spread least with distance.

For example, if you have a choice between a laser with a 2mm beam and one with a 1mm beam, and they both have a divergence of 1mrad, choose the laser with the larger beam diameter.
 

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Thanks guys, i went with the 75mw Viper because it had the best value (about $2.26/mw), im sure itll be just fine, i know ill want more sometime though :eek:


Thanks again!
 
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N00B - welcome to the club of addicted laser enthusiasts ! I don't think you could beat he price of the Viper75 anywhere for the same quality and size.....when you get ready to move up into the "less portable" market - take a GOOD look at the Laserglow Aries or Hercules series. Yeah - THAT is serious food for this addiction ! LOL
 

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Damn, i got lucky, seems as though dragon lasers has raised the price on the viper 75 and 95, lucky i got mine at the 169 price point!
 
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N00B said:
Damn, i got lucky, seems as though dragon lasers has raised the price on the viper 75 and 95, lucky i got mine at the 169 price point!
I had a similar thing happen to me when i brought my Viper 125mw it was on promotion for $269.99 and 2 weeks later it went up to $329.99. Most of all 'it does what it sez on the tin' and easily kicks out 130mw and will sometimes peak at 135mw :cool:
 

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I got my DL95 a few months ago and it works SUPER. They quickly respond to questions and mine shipped within 1 hour... Can't beat that. Got it 4 days later :) :)

Have fun and be safe with it.

Mike
 

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Being blind would not be cool :'(


Safety is my # 1 concern, after reading on how these can cause retina damage, even when looked at for a fraction of a second.
 

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sooo, i got my lazor today :)

Are there any "tests" i can do to see if its putting out near of what its marked as?

The only reason i say that is because the beam doesn't seem as bright as other 75mw green lasers ive looked at.
 

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Noob -

First test -- Hold a red balloon at arms length - POP.

What cells are you using ?? I use e2 Lithium in my DL95. You gotta put the poop in to get the poop out :eek:

Mike
 

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Im using the same, energizer e2. Now all i need is a red balloon!

I also noticed that when i first press the button, the beam dims then gets brighter, it fluctuates a tiny bit also, does that indicate a problem of any sort?


Thanks!
 

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Use any color balloon.  Put a black "sharpie" dot on it.  Black marker.
Variance on start-up is temperature related.  Is it cold there ?  I keep mine in my shirt pocket.

I have fog here tonight. My neighbors are seeing star wars battles in the sky !!

Mike
 

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Im getting really worried that its underpowered. It doesnt sting when i point it at my skin from even 3 inches away and i cant see the beam hardly at all during the daytime indoors. Whats the average battery time you guys have seen? after about 5 minutes of total use, i can already tell its getting dimmer. If i sent it back, would they even do anything?
 




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