New 1.5-2.5W 445nm Back Ice/Blue Ice/Flash Freeze Lasers
To start off, here are some pictures of the lasers. All the lasers are built the same and function the same. The only variances are output power and the color of the host. I sell Black Ice(black host), Flash Freeze(red host) and Blue Ice(blue host) lasers depending on which color hosts I have in stock. Black Ice is default if no color is specified in the order.
All of these run on a very efficient buck(more efficient than linear and boost) driver set to the optimal current (1.25-2A) for each diode giving maximum output with minimal heat. Drivers set to more than 1.45A are heatsinked with custom made copper heatsinks. Main heatsinks are direct press aluminum. Since there is no module, the heat is more efficient at transferring into the heatsink from the diode giving them longer duty cycles without having to use copper which keeps prices lower. However, copper heatsinks are planned for future builds and I will update this thread when they become available otherwise I do not possess any in stock. Every laser comes with a silicone dust cap as well as a wrist strap.
Approximate Suggested Duty Cycle Times:
1-1.5W = 90 seconds on 30 seconds off
1.4-1.6W = 60 seconds on 30 seconds off
1.7-2W+ = 60 seconds on 45 seconds off
*Keeping runtimes shorter will result in longer life*
Pricing and Availability
Here is the breakdown of the outputs of each laser and their prices including shipping inside the continental US, international shipping is available. These output measurements are with stock 3-element lenses. Add 20% to the stated output for an estimation of the power with a G2 lens(optional). Buyers can pick the desired color at the time of purchase otherwise black is default. I only have the lasers listed directly below in stock but I take custom orders if you do not see something you like.
Lasers In stock:
1.5W - $130 - Sold
1.6W - $140 - Hold
1.7W - $150 - Sold
2.0W - $180 - Sold
Current Host Stock:
Black Ice (black) - In Stock
Blue Ice (blue) - In Stock
Flash Freeze (red) - In Stock
These lasers are powered by two 16340 sized lithium cells. I can include a pair of 16340s and a charger for an additional $10(depending on availability, batteries cannot be shipped internationally). The batteries are oriented with the positive terminal facing inside the host and negative at the tail. These are capable of accepting a single 18650 cell if a lower output is desired(20-30%) but two 16340 cells are essential for full power operation.
I can add a pair of 405-532nm blocking goggles to your order for $15. A safe to handle lasers such as these is to treat them like a firearm. You should also never keep the batteries in the laser when you are not using it to further reduce the chances of accidents. If the laser will be in the same house as anyone under 18 the batteries are best stored separate from the laser and hidden. It's also a good idea to store lasers in locking gun cases for extra safety.
DTR G2 Lens Upgrade
I do stock a more power lens called a G2 that is capable of boosting the output of the laser by about 20%. These lenses are the best lenses for burning because they let the most amount of the light pass. The difference in focus to the included lens is that the beam produced by a G2 doesn't stay as small as the one made by the standard 3-element lens and will expand at roughly 2x the rate. This means at say 75ft the standard lens might make a dot 2 inches across where the G2 will make one about 4 inches across with maximum focus. The G2 is a higher grade optic lens that costs over 4x as much as the standard lens and I can include one for $50. While I am on the topic of lenses, I also want to mention that all of these lasers (standard 3-element or G2) are fully focusable just to clarify for everyone.
Here is the 3-Element lens(left) that my lasers come with stock next to the upgrade G2 lens(right):
Custom Focus Ring Addon
I am now offering an alternate focus ring that glows in the dark. The focus rings are custom made by TheDukeAnumber1. I will be stocking his Aqua GITD rings exclusively because they glow the brightest and longest without being common green. I ask $6 each. His sale thread is located HERE for further information. Here is a picture of what the ring looks like on one of the 445nm lasers. These are for cosmetic purpose only and do not effect operation of the laser.
For payment I am only able to accept PayPal at this time. If you have any questions feel free to ask.