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norbyx

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Hi,
I am new to the laser comunity. I have alwasy wanted to have a high power laser and now I just got my entry level laser. Probably a joke of a laser for most of you but it is for sure a nice way to start for me.
I just got a chinese Ultrafire green laser power well I really don't know but it was sold for a 500mw ( so probably 50:cryyy:) anyhow I tested it out the window to see how far away i could spot the light and I have to say that I was pretty impressed with the result. I had a slight reflection of the light beam at about 3.7 Km.

Now I am hooked and will be purchasing a high power laser from some forum member soon.
Since I don't care particularely to burn things up, and my main object is to have the strongest visible beam, I asume ( from what I have read so far ) that the green laser should be the best option.
Now the question, what is a good power for a green laser? I know that blue lasers can go from 2W to 3W easy... but greens?
 

Shakenawake

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Welcome. This site is kinda like the NRA of laser owners. consider yourself a representative of the laser community, you are a responsible individual who would never point a laser at a plane, another living thing, especially its eyes, and never burn things without proper eye protection for all, right? of course you are. this forum has a plethora of information, try to find out something yourself before starting a thread.

Now about those greens. Greens are some of the most expensive lasers. a handheld of good quality with at least 500mW will cost quite a bit. I just sold my 700mW PL-E mechanical for $500, which was a very good price for the buyer, new it costs a few hundred more
 

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Welcome to the forums norbyx!

Make sure you get yourself some safety goggles if you haven't already.
 

lasersbee

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Hi,
I am new to the laser comunity. I have alwasy wanted to have a high power laser and now I just got my entry level laser. Probably a joke of a laser for most of you but it is for sure a nice way to start for me.
I just got a chinese Ultrafire green laser power well I really don't know but it was sold for a 500mw ( so probably 50:cryyy:) anyhow I tested it out the window to see how far away i could spot the light and I have to say that I was pretty impressed with the result. I had a slight reflection of the light beam at about 3.7 Km.

Now I am hooked and will be purchasing a high power laser from some forum member soon.
Since I don't care particularely to burn things up, and my main object is to have the strongest visible beam, I asume ( from what I have read so far ) that the green laser should be the best option.
Now the question, what is a good power for a green laser? I know that blue lasers can go from 2W to 3W easy... but greens?
First... No Laser is a joke if it lasses. Even a $1 Store Laser is
a Laser..:yh:

Second... It is not a good idea to shine a Laser out a Window.
You stand a good chance to have the Laser beam reflect back
into your eyes..

That being said....

to the Forum....
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and the Forum Rules..
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If you plan on buying anything on the Forum....
PLEASE read this first...

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and PLEASE don't forget to read to this....

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If you do get a Laser or already have one be sure
to get appropriate Laser Safety Goggles/Glasses...

Get Some Safety Goggles Now!

Don't forget to put your location in your Profile if you
haven't yet done so. This way we know where you
are from.

Enjoy your stay...


Jerry
 

norbyx

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Thanks for all the advise. I am still trying to understand how everything works.
It looks like building a laser isn't the most difficult thing in the world. Well I will have to read some more to understand what it's needed and how to do it in order to be able to make my first build ( I would really love that).
Anyhow just for general information, I live in Costa Rica, central america, and I am almost 38 years old.
I always liked lasers from the first time I saw one in 6th grade, I have never got a chance to own a really powerfull one, but hope to in the next few months.


I could also appreciate if someone can indicate me a DIY laser thread for dummies, what you need, why you need it and where to buy it sort of thread.

Thanks for all the info. I will be making my own research in the meantime.
 




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