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The Lightning Stalker

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So I was at My Nards the other day and they were having a sale on pen lights. It has a nice
anodized aluminum body, perfect as a heatsink. (is a bit thin though) Takes 2xAAA cells,
incandescent lamp

Any ideas on what diode I should put in?

 

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Javalin

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Lightning Stalker,

We seem to be on the same exact wavelength... :crackup:

http://laserpointerforums.com/f72/1930-eveready-penlight-pic-heavy-85359.html
http://laserpointerforums.com/f45/m67-hand-grenade-520nm-85784.html

What's your next idea... I could probably guess :na:

To answer you OP I think a nice reasonable red would look nice in there. Nothing too powerful to keep the duty cycle long (unlimited?) and extend battery life. I tend to drain my batteries in my "Laser of the day" rather quickly.
 

The Lightning Stalker

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Yeah. I've been watching you and handing out ++reps along the way. I agree. A red would look nice -
probably nicer than what I'm actually going to put in it. I have a need for a 405nm though for setting UV
glue and have a 405nm diode out of a GGW drive. That is what's going in failing some large shift in the
energies. Here are some spechts of the build:

  • 6x GGW diode
  • Driver: Illumination Supply Micro Boost
  • Host: Menard's "ToolShop" Penlite as per the above
  • Thermal: Custom burn one turn one (on the lathe) heat sink
  • Optical: Probably the original sled optics as per TunedCavity's "Super Lens" hopefully set into the
    above heatsink

Build thread forthcoming
 

NO4H99

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great choice with the 405, hopefully you can get a good duty cycle.

Will be looking for the build thread - I'm a big fan of pen lasers. :)
 




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