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My 589nm Aurora

laserdreads

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My 589nm Aurora series laser pointer from dragon lasers next to a 650nm Sanwu pocket in low power mode. I don't have a power meter but most of what I've seen from dragon lasers these babies clock in around 10mW and mine seems to be right there with em. At optimal temperature it produces a clearly visible beam in a dim/dark setting. I've went through a good six or seven batteries in the couple months I've had this laser and never once have I felt the host get warm with the constant use it gets. Dragon lasers came in too clutch with having 589nm pointers cheaper than any other site I've seen and with over spec units at that. Paying $500+ for a guaranteed <5mW yellow laser is for an extreme professional setting that requires strict FDA approved guidelines. I however will gladly pay the $279 for an over spec CNI made pointer 👌 thanks for looking!
 



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I'm not entirely sure how much you paid for this one. Looks like it was $279.00 from what I can see. I love yellow lasers. I have a lemon yellow 575nm DPSS laser in a lab host doing better than 36 mW. The 589nm ones are the same wavelength as Na atom lights. A bit on the orange sde of yellow. Thanks for your review. It was informative as well as entertaining.
 

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I'm not entirely sure how much you paid for this one. Looks like it was $279.00 from what I can see. I love yellow lasers. I have a lemon yellow 575nm DPSS laser in a lab host doing better than 36 mW. The 589nm ones are the same wavelength as Na atom lights. A bit on the orange sde of yellow. Thanks for your review. It was informative as well as entertaining.
Yesh that is what I paid 😁 I truly contemplated spending the $399 for the Spartan, but I had a talk with myself & decided that a hundred bucks less with a still visible beam was a smart option haha. Plus I've noticed yellow pointers are starting to pop up in the glp models that take two AAA cells which I prefer less to the models that take the cr2 cells so I wanted to get one in case cni ends up making this glp model obsolete (I'd kill to get my hands on a 405nm glp that does over 100mW). I noticed you mentioning that 575nm labby in a previous post quoted at an amazing price & then seeing Alaskan made one handheld; I'm bout to check your threads out! I've been dabbling with building myself finally & have been totally jumping in the water without testing it first 😆 I've been having much success though so maybe I have a knack for this 👌
 

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All the 405nm lasers for sale use the blueray diodes which are all single mode laser diodes. None of these are expensive, so you might want to consider building your own. You can get anywhere from 600 mW up to 900 mW depending on the diode used and the current you set the driver to. I would not try for a 1 watt one, though. They never seem to last very long. You could go with a 405nm multi mode diode, but I like the much tighter beams personally.
 

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Always nice to see pics of any of the beautiful yellow wavelengths, never tire of seeing them, thanks for sharing! :)
I agree, I think those glp hosts with the gold front piece provide a good looking home for these yellow beams; I've got a 593.5nm in that same host.
 
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Always nice to see pics of any of the beautiful yellow wavelengths, never tire of seeing them, thanks for sharing! :)
I agree, I think those glp hosts with the gold front piece provide a good looking home for these yellow beams; I've got a 593.5nm in that same host.
Thank you my friend! Yeah I bought a 6mW 405nm glp from Hap on here a while back (love it!) and while the sleekness of those AAA cell hosts is nice, I would 110% rather have a host a tad bit bigger for a yellow wavelength to give the pump diode as much heat protection as possible. Even though the size difference between the two hosts isn't that much, I've personally experienced noticeably better heat dissipation from a same laser module swapped out to a slightly bigger host. Of course that sounds obvious; I just didn't expect how much it actually improved the duty cycle. I've yet to feel my 589nm get even just slightly warm during use though so in all honesty I'm sure they do just fine in the smaller glp's 😆 Ahh I've never seen 593.5nm in person but pictures look sweet! It's crazy how different it is side by side a 589nm (in pictures at least). I'd op for one if the price wasn't the same/more than a 589nm, especially since it seems from my research that 589s are usually over spec unless specified from a reputable company (cough laserglow cough) & the 593.5s top out around 3mW. That's no disrespect to your glp though! I know it's a top of the line laser with A1 components & build quality! I think those are quickly switching to the smaller glp's too so make sure you cherish that laser!!!
 




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