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Laserglow 589nm Rigel HV Pro-50 Review

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Review: Rigel HV Pro-50 - Class IIIb compliant 589 nm handheld laser.





Specifications:

*Series Name: Rigel HV Pro
*Dimensions: (mm) 199 x 23
*Battery Type: CR-123A Lithium
*Output Power: 50mW
*Wavelength 589 nm Output Type CW Cooling Method Air Beam Color Bright
*Yellow Transverse Mode TEM00 Beam Diameter <1.5 mm Beam Divergence
*Temperature 10 - 35°C
*Expected Lifetime 5,000 hours Warranty Period 6 month
*Output Power: 0.6-20 mW, varies based on model
*Expected Life: 3000-5000 hours
*Casing: Machined Aluminum
*Package Includes: Portable laser, aluminum carrying case, instructions/warranty.
*Safety Info: Class IIIa/Class IIIb compliant
*Duty Cycle: 30 sec. on/15 sec. off


*Laserglow rated my laser as:

70.8mW average and 95.1mW peak.

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In my long search for a 589nm handheld laser i had a few options.
Those options were CNI (direct) or Laserglow.

I've bin in contact with Laserglow for such a long time about this laser becouse it was out of stock for months!

Here's why they were out of stock for so long (e-mail)

We are working feverishly to get this product in stock yet have run into quality issues that we will not compromise upon. Once these get placed in inventory rest assured they will be the highest quality. We are targeting mid-November.

Thanks for you patience, Scott


November passed by, and still no stock/laser... olmost went for the direct CNI approach.

But then one day i saw that maybe one or two (i dunno) Rigel HV pro-50 were in stock, so i contacted again true mail asking them to keep that one aside for me ^^

Here was there response:

Hello Dennis,
I have set serial ######## aside for one week.
Regards, Scott
N. Scott Browes
Technical Sales Executive, Global
Laserglow Technologies


FINALLY.

Now i bought the Hercules from them before and had some great service and responds from them, that made me wait with ordering from CNI.
So finally i could order the Rigel HV Pro-50 from Laserglow.:thanks: Scott

So here it is.



Shipped/Billed On: 01/25/2012
Delivered On: Monday, 01/30/2012 at 14:55

The box it shipped in.


The box itself


Inside of the box.
Inside is the laser itself and some key's also 2 cut out foam pieces to store two batterys in. (not included)


The endcap (rear)
Just a safety feature (Key can be taken out when opperating the laser)




Here's the LED indicator and power on/off button.
The red led will glow for about 5 sec before the laser turns on.
After the laser is on the led is off.
The button needs to be pushed at all times for it to work (not a clicky)


aperture shutter.
Speaks for itself.


Inside of the tailcap (nice and clean)


Inside the battery compartment.
The spring is hold nice in place so nothing will happen to it.


Laser Porn.




I think this is the nicest wavelenght i have so far, just becouse it's so special.



+Lovely color
+great build
+great service
+Did i say the color is nice ?

-3.5mm jack plug get's kinda in the way when pressing the button.
-why only 1 cr123A battery ?



Cheers sm
 
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Good review ! I love the 589nm laser, very special color !
:thanks: ''Buurman'' neighbour.
Yeah it's just like olmost weird, and your wondering.. is this really a laser ? couse we (or people in general) are so used to green or red.

Cheers sm.
 
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Lase

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:drool:

Must.Not.Spend.More.Money.On.Lasers....Yet

Lase

Took 10 tries to get this message posted :(
 

Sigurthr

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That is one truly beautiful laser. I really do wish I made the kind of money that would allow me to drop $1300 on a laser.
 

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To my eyes that's the most pleasing and beautiful laser color I've seen! Lovely pictures also.
 

offroadfreak8582

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really nice laser :D:D beamshots are awesome :drool: But is it me or do you guys agree when i say that they could have done more with the looks of the host? :thinking:

greetings,,
 

InfinitusEquitas

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really nice laser :D:D beamshots are awesome :drool: But is it me or do you guys agree when i say that they could have done more with the looks of the host? :thinking:
No... not just you. It's one of the uglier hosts out there IMO.

Considering the price, they really should have done better. Still... can't argue with that beam.
 




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