- Feb 28, 2016
Here is a WL nano host with an M140 diode built for me by Justin F., a member on here it uses a top notch driver with slow start and supports two 10440 cells for it's full 2w output, one 10440 and one standard AAA battery for a 1w output, or a 10440 with a dummy cell for about 500mW. I like using it with the AAA and 10440 because it still has a nice visible beam, decent burning power, and about 45 sec duty cycle before the host starts getting warm. It'd probably have a mad decent duty cycle with a dummy cell instead of the AAA but I don't have any dummies. With the two 10440 cells, this thing is a monster! Smoke's wood literally instantly! But the host starts getting hot after only 15-20 seconds. Real hot after 30 sec so I figured I could sacrifice having a forest fire starter in my pocket and just a CD case's worst enemy instead since it gives such a noticeably better duty cycle lol. The laser is, for the most part, non focusable. You can unscrew the cap, use an Alan wrench to get the inside cap off, and then focus the lens but I've never bothered to do that. Justin has his own brand of glass lens that is very impressive to me because it makes the dot more round than any 445nm multimode diode I've seen. I can't say that this laser compliments divergence, but at a distance the dot is a large spot instead of a large box/line like I usually get with a multimode. I wanted a stronger, pen shaped laser that was portable, durable, and could impress (with safety in mind of course!) and Justin delivered beyond for me. I'd give this laser ten outta ten! I've put it through the ringer and it's still going as strong as day one (got it around Christmas). Thank you Justin and thank you everyone else for checking this out!