- Nov 8, 2006
Yes, for 100% duty cycle nothing beats a lab laser.$2842 discounted price for 800 mW peak? No, thanks... That is not reasonable even with 100 % duty cycle. The beam specs does not seem to approve that price IMO. Opto or JL seems much better choice to me. However there is a LED showing high temperature warning according to pics - usefull.
Still there might be some DIY external cooling added to prolong the duty cycle. I still consider it for summer nights, where the temperature might be limit for usual laserpainting times (let's say I might need even 20 mins of duty cycle in some cases). It will be my first summer with serious laserpainting art, so let's see.
BTW also I'm not sure what is true on rumors that Laserglow is not good company anymore. Likely because of the price of their products. I have no experience with them, so I cannot say... I just read it here.
Quick story: One of my best customers who uses the RPL & RPLII for geese control has also recently started using our OEM 532nm 2W lab system for this purpose as well. The OEM units don't have cooling, so a big heat sink must be provided by the user as they are for OEM use. He built a large tower on his farm to use the system from and installed a large heatsink ( I imaging it's shaped like a big aluminum rifle, but not sure). He then got another and had me add a cigarette lighter adapter to it as the unit runs on 12V and uses it mounted on a heatsink from his truck. I need him to send me some pictures as for this one I imagine it like a WWII jeep with 50 cal. machine gun the cost of the 2W oem unit is only $100 more than the RPLII ($1600). He's trying to get the geese to change their migration pattern over time to avoid his property and it must be working as many of his neighbor farmers are also ordering the RPLII, but no one else has gone to the extent of tuck and tower mounting the oem system yet