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Crazlaser

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Hi LPF

Recently I've been looking for a IR 808nm or 980nm laser (preferably 980nm so it's completely invisible but 808nm works too) >400mw for about $60-70 shipped. That might be too low of a price, and I've seen a few 1w ones for about $100 not shipped, but I thought I'd ask here in case anyone is clearing out their collection. Needs to be handheld, so maybe 16340, 18650 or 14500 type battery.

I also just purchased a pair of 190-540/800-2000nm eagle pair goggles from survival laser for $60, so I will be keeping my seeing balls safe.

Anyone willing to sell please PM me.

Last note, I'm a newbie here, so I am willing to pay with paypal friends and family.:yh:
 



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Look into buying a true 150+ mw 532nm DPSS laser pointer with adjustable focus, take out the crystals and move the collimation lens to be able to focus the IR power to infinity and there you go, now you have an IR laser. Any DPSS 532nm laser which will do a true 150 mw of output (after IR filtering) should be close to 400 mw of IR coming out of the pump diode.
 

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Look into buying a true 150+ mw 532nm DPSS laser pointer with adjustable focus, take out the crystals and move the collimation lens to be able to focus the IR power to infinity and there you go, now you have an IR laser. Any DPSS 532nm laser which will do a true 150 mw of output (after IR filtering) should be close to 400 mw of IR coming out of the pump diode.
I don't think I have it in me to ruin a good 532nm laser, since eventually I want a nice one of those as well. I want the laserbtb style and may end up purchasing the $99 one from lazerer.
 

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IR isn't very interesting anyway, that and the added problems due to zero blink response or being unable to know if a strong reflection is occurring makes it far more restrictive than a beam you can see.
 

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I want it for novelty sake and I'm getting the dual eagle pair to be safe. :)
Thanks for the advice.
 
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I have some Ir's i could let go its around 1.1W+
I just touched the balloon for like 1sec and it blow up heheh
 
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Alien is a good guy, Crazlaser; from everything I've seen he has delivered on every one of his promises. If I were you I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him.

Word of warning - unlike visible lasers, it is NEVER okay to use an IR laser without goggles on. So please remember to always use your goggles. :beer:
 

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Alien is a good guy, Crazlaser; from everything I've seen he has delivered on every one of his promises. If I were you I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him.

Word of warning - unlike visible lasers, it is NEVER okay to use an IR laser without goggles on. So please remember to always use your goggles. :beer:
Yeah I pm'd him so if the price is right ;) I will. And I certainly will wear goggles. Of course you can't see the harmful reflections from IR, plus the fact that there is no benefit from not wearing them, cause the laser is nearly invisible.
 
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Sorry for the double post, but just fyi I got what I was looking for. Alien Laser offered me a pretty good deal on his 808nm laser which is 1+ watt. I declined because I couldn't afford what he was asking, (which was very reasonable :crackup:). I also was looking more for a 980nm so it would be completely invisible. So tonight I ordered the Laserbtb 980nm 800mw handheld and I think I'll be happy. I really like all the safety features. It allows me to let curious people look at the laser and stuff, without turning it on, if I have the key.
 

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Sorry for the double post, but just fyi I got what I was looking for. Alien Laser offered me a pretty good deal on his 808nm laser which is 1+ watt. I declined because I couldn't afford what he was asking, (which was very reasonable :crackup:). I also was looking more for a 980nm so it would be completely invisible. So tonight I ordered the Laserbtb 980nm 800mw handheld and I think I'll be happy. I really like all the safety features. It allows me to let curious people look at the laser and stuff, without turning it on, if I have the key.
Ah okay. I was willing to sell you the 808 that I got from that bulk buy the other day. I just wanted to get some new batteries inside and test the strength before I offered it. Good luck and have fun with that 980! :D
 

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I have to say that I'm so glad I went with laserbtb because of the safety features. I was showing some lasers to a friend recently and had the 980 sitting on the table, when someone else came up and wanted to use it. I told the person not to turn it on (they didn't have the key anyways), but they proceeded to press the on button and peer directly into the aperture. I was so grateful that it required a key to operate. I was literally shaking. It's invisible so out of curiosity people want to find why they can't see it. They don't realize that that will be the last thing they find out with their eyes. :tsk::wtf:
 




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