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okay, so i just bought a green laserpointer thats 230mW. I haven't gotten it yet but i was wondering if it can burn stuff and if its a good laser.
Thanks :D
 

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Welcome to LPF:D

More details would be helpful. Such as where you got the laser.

A 230mW 532nm (Green) laser will burn things. Generally above 100mW-150mW you should be able to light a match.

The reason I'm asking where you bought it, is that depending on the source (cheap chinese gadget site) it's likely the laser is nowhere near 230mW.

Also most inexpensive green pointers produce a lot of IR.

Make sure you have the proper safety goggles for your new laser. You only get 1 pair of eyeballs.
 
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Welcome to LPF:D

More details would be helpful. Such as where you got the laser.

A 230mW 532nm (Green) laser will burn things. Generally above 100mW-150mW you should be able to light a match.

The reason I'm asking where you bought it, is that depending on the source (cheap chinese gadget site) it's likely the laser is nowhere near 230mW.

Also most inexpensive green pointers produce a lot of IR.

Make sure you have the proper safety goggles for your new laser. You only get 1 pair of eyeballs.
i got it from laserpointerpro.com :undecided:
My friend got one from there and it works great. like it burns stuff and what not but i have been reading that they are a bad company? So idk what to expect
 

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It's not a bad company per say. It's just that they really don't have any kind of quality control in place, so you may get lucky and get a good laser, but chances are low.

Most likely you'll get something in the ~50-150mW range depending on your luck. The laser will NOT be IR filtered.

If you are going to be burning with a green laser you need proper goggles: Eagle Pair® 190-540nm & 900-1700nm Laser Safety Goggles
 
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It's not a bad company per say. It's just that they really don't have any kind of quality control in place, so you may get lucky and get a good laser, but chances are low.

Most likely you'll get something in the ~50-150mW range depending on your luck. The laser will NOT be IR filtered.

If you are going to be burning with a green laser you need proper goggles: Eagle Pair® 190-540nm & 900-1700nm Laser Safety Goggles
Thanks. i hope i get a good one:D
Have you ever bought from them? If not what company do you recommend i buy from? Im the the US by the way
 

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I never bought from this company, but from plenty of similar companies.

I on a budget I would recommend o-like.com their lasers are much closer to what they advertise and on spec.

If you want high quality Optotronics Laser Products
 




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