- May 3, 2014
This is one of the new 445 diodes, not a 405. And since it hasn't been LPM'ed the 6W is probably a very optimistic estimate. But I am still suitably impressed. Before taking a several year break from the hobby (got married and had 4 kids), this kind of power from a diode was unthinkable. Heck, I am blown away by the 2.5W 445 that I just built getting back into the hobby. And it only cost around $150 ! Is anybody else excited by what we can do these days for so little? What will we be seeing in the next 10 years?Wow im amazed still that you are using 405nm at 6w!!!