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Hello everyone! My name is Dan, I'm a 19 year old business student from northern Ohio. I dabble in many many different things. I'm into film making, a Semi-Professional photographer, music production, and a bit of an Audiophile. Recently my buddy has shown me a few of his Lasers, a couple 5mw. I loved them, I thought they were really cool and decided I wanted to start getting into them! I went online and did what everyone does and bought one of the cheap "ebay" lasers, the ones that all come in the exact same pen host. It's a "5mw" 532nm. I'm really annoyed with it's performance, and it is very weak. I really like the beams. I don't know to much about building lasers but I am always open to learn! I learn very well from videos and learn incredibly quick. I'll be on quite often as a lot of my work is on the computer, so I'll be open often. Feel free to message me for more, I'm glad I've stumbled on such an awesome helpful forum!
 

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PLEASE read this first...

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39 Reasons NOT to Buy From Wicked Lasers

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Jerry

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Welcome to LPF, I am a NOOB too but just wanted to let you know something I have found out about the Cheap Green pointers from eBay, I always assuemed a laser was a laser unitl I got on here and learned some things, that is not so. The way that Green is made is by using an infrared laser, this is important because if misaligned during shipping your dim green laser may still be putting out too much infrared vs the visible spectrum of light. I bought four of the cheap lasers off eBay to give away to friends because once they saw my 50mw 532nm they just had to have one, once I got the lasers in I tested them using a Laserbee 1 Extreme, the dimmest one was putting out 14mw un filtered, 4 MW IR filtered, the bright one of the four will light matches, it is putting out 68mw unfiltered, 51mw IR filtered, the other two fall inbetween these. I also ordered 4 405nm lasers and they were just as bad on being overspec, but not bad on IR, the only ones I found that were to spec were the 4 red ones I bought, all were at 5mw. so just remember you only have one set of eyes for life, do not trust the cheap chinese lasers to protect you, trust a good set of goggles and an LPM, I am sure if you want your laser checked you can find a member local or within cheap shipping range that can check your laser for you. Again Welcome
 




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