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Hybridkitty

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Hey. I'm currently in possession of the lasers in my signature.

I am really happy with what I have so far. A greenie that is nice and portable. Not too bright. 50mW. I have a Red 200mW for burning. Blue/violet for prosperity 5mW. I need to complete my collection until I get a 1W laser in January.

I'm looking for a good green laser that shows the best beam in the night sky. I don't really want to pay much more than $200 or £140. Can anyone help me out with this. I've been over the forum for 2 nights and I can't find anything at the price I want that does what I need it to do.

With the green, I couldn't care less about burning strength, I'm only interested in the beam.

Remember, the cheaper the better. Those prices above I really wouldn't be too comfortable parting with unless the laser was some insane monster. I'm open to lasers being constructed/sold by members of LPF as long as they're good quality and they're okay with using a middleman.

~~ Kieran :thanks:

p.s. http://rayfoss.com/productn.asp?ArticleID=34 anyone able to tell me if this one really is 200mW. I think that a 200mW one would really do the job where beams are concerned. 400mW is like, the most I'll ever want in a green laser. for $40 more though. I can't really justify getting this one over the 400mw o-like...
 
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udanis

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Hey. I'm currently in possession of the lasers in my signature.

I am really happy with what I have so far. A greenie that is nice and portable. Not too bright. 50mW. I have a Red 200mW for burning. Blue/violet for prosperity 5mW. I need to complete my collection until I get a 1W laser in January.

I'm looking for a good green laser that shows the best beam in the night sky. I don't really want to pay much more than $200 or £140. Can anyone help me out with this. I've been over the forum for 2 nights and I can't find anything at the price I want that does what I need it to do.

With the green, I couldn't care less about burning strength, I'm only interested in the beam.

Remember, the cheaper the better. Those prices above I really wouldn't be too comfortable parting with unless the laser was some insane monster. I'm open to lasers being constructed/sold by members of LPF as long as they're good quality and they're okay with using a middleman.

~~ Kieran :thanks:
That really isn't the case. I ordered from a cheap chinese drop shipper a 250mw laser, turned out to be 2mw.

I recommend o-like, I have a few of their lasers. Check out the cute 200 or this guy
400mW green laser torch /focusable/waterproof [OL-532-350] - $196.99 : Welcome to O-Like.com, Your source for laser products
400mw of 532nm for under $200!
 

Hybridkitty

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400mw of 532nm for under $200!
That sounds very, very tasty... I may wait until January and get that one instead of the 1W I was planning on getting. I can imagine the beam on that being some schmexy stuff. What do you think the beam will look like on that?

edit: £120 for that 400mW... wow. If it really is outputting at 400mW. This is the one for me. I'll never need anything else...

edit 2: Is there a review on this laser anywhere? With power test. :D
 
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That sounds very, very tasty... I may wait until January and get that one instead of the 1W I was planning on getting. I can imagine the beam on that being some schmexy stuff. What do you think the beam will look like on that?
I have that Jet laser PL-C that outputs over 300mw and the beam is amazing, a little more power couldn't hurt. The best is when I fire my PL-C and 445 up at the same time awesome beams at night!
 

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hmmm, my ledshoppe 50mw has been modded to be about 90mw. and it is insane. if you know how to adjust drivers i would reccomend pot modding. what you already have.

micahel.
 

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hmmm, my ledshoppe 50mw has been modded to be about 90mw. and it is insane. if you know how to adjust drivers i would reccomend pot modding. what you already have.

micahel.
I have no idea what to do there.

As long as it doesn't require soldering then I will do just that. But I don't want to risk breaking it. I'd rather just pay my £120 for a good 400mW and know that it's good quality and it won't break. I've seen the beams on 500mW greenies and they are absolutely crazy.
 

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i don't have personal experience with beam expanders. i assume you can rig any one to fit any laser. the key word is "rig".
 

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i don't have personal experience with beam expanders. i assume you can rig any one to fit any laser. the key word is "rig".
I'll get it when I've recovered from the 400mW o-like. That purchase just hit my bank account harder than I really wanted it to haha. Could you send a link of the best place to get one? You seem like you know what you're talking about and last time I searched for stuff it took me 30 mins to find what I was looking for within all the crap. :scowl:
 

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i think anything above 200mW of green is a waste, sure it's a nice to have...

Just remember alot of that beam is IR.

O-like Modules and Lasers seems to be on par , on spec or overspec.


Close range Green is Super Super bright. i won't go higher than 200mW (even True 50mW / 100mW is super Bright and quite strong)
 




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