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Lifetime17 635nm Build

paul1598419

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This is a review of a laser sent to me by Rich, Lifetime17 as a gesture of kindness. It is an ML501P73 Mitsubishi diode in a copper heat sink with a G-2 lens inside a copper focus knob. He sent it with an Efest 700 mAh 14500 battery. It has a nano drive inside a camo finished Cree Ultafire mini-flashlight host.



This is a photo of the laser host and battery.



The laser in my Smallrig clamp and my Ultra-Pod II tripod.

Now I took several power readings of this laser because I was told it is over 1 watt in optical power. Each time I did a power graph of this laser, it was with a freshly charged battery and I also checked to make sure the battery's voltage was at 4.2 volts and all connections were good.


As you can see it measures 687 mW of optical power.



Here is a beam shot with this laser. Not bad at all. I am very pleased with this little beauty. It is easily the smallest Class IV 635nm laser I have and like all of Rich's work is very well constructed and the copper is clean and polished.


:thanks: For having a look.
 
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BobMc

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Nice looking beam shot. Yes Rich does some great work. Enjoy that pocket sized light saber. :)
 

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Thank you, Dan and Bob. I really do love this little beauty. It is something to be so small, but yet such a nice beam producer. :D
 

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Hi Paul,
Thank you for such a great review nice work your part as always . beam shots are sweet in the photos, glad you like the camo pattern they are different from the straight black EDC's i also make .Here is one with a beam expander adapter i make for the 3X Sanwu and i make them for other hosts and Beam expanders to. Again thank you paul for the write up buddy.

Rich:)
 

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No, Rich. Thank you for the very nice laser you sent to me at no cost to me. That was very kind, indeed.
 

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Hot damn Lifetime that Cree looks amazing with the 3X Sanwu. How much would one of those cost to get made? Also what size battery probably 1 16340 right?
 
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Actually, Billy, it takes a 14500 which is the size of a AA battery. It isn't the same voltage, though. It is a Li-ion battery, so it is 4.2 volts fully charged. The battery in the first photo is 700 mAh.
 

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Just realized that the one Lifetime posted was the same host just different heatsink and color. Thanks Paul.
 

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Hi,
Glad you like it Paul enjoy buddy Going to be making some SM builds in them soon to.
@ BBB,
If you like the BE adapters check this out and thank you for the kind words pal

Rich:)
 

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Richie89

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Very nice :) I can't wait to order a custom heat sink from lifetime for my next build.
 

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Hi Richie,
Let me know when your ready

Rich:)
 

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nice job lifetime. when I get some money I definitely going to have to get one.
 

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Hi V,
Have many to choose from buddy
 

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Hi, Jeff. Yes, Rich does some nice work as can be seen here. I recommend him to anyone looking for a unique host or heat sink.
 




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