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Phraug.com <150mw Fusion Green laser review

megahurts

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SenKat said:
Hey - thanks for the offer - but you have gone without your new toy long enough ! :) I need to send you the insurance info, and the delivery conf number - uh, I did not send your 50mw back yet....I have not had time to muck with the lense yet, I was busy with the Fusion :cool: I should get time this weekend for sure !
There's no rush on this just whenever you get to it.
 

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Laser Ben said:
You said you had a blue laser for $300? Would you sell one to me?
Sorry Laser Ben for the confusion. I was teasing my friend SenKat. Just tryin to make him drool. Keep checking back at these forums though. The prices are bound to drop one day. Currently we are just carrying the green ones.
 
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SenKat

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Oh yeah - you made me drool alright ! I could make a nicely regulated "purple" (blu-ray diode) for under $200 though :cool:
 
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SenKat

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YAY !!! My "Fusion" was shipped yesterday - I should have it soon ! Woooo-hoooooo !!!!

I cannot wait ! :cool:
 
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SenKat

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GOT IT ! WOOOOOOOOOOO_HOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

Oh, yeah - I am gonna be a filming fool tonight ! :)
 

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My "Phraug Phusion Physics Lighting Module" arrived Monday, and of course I was at work, so I picked it up yesterday. Here's my take:

It's a little bigger than a Mini-Maglite, and the fit and finish is as nice as I have seen on any "flashlight"type device. The plastic power button does have some extra rattle room but is functional. The eight-sided area at the front of the casing works very well to prevent the laser from rolling when set down - a nice touch.

Beam quality of this unit is good. The laser puts out a TEM00 beam, without artifacts. The beam exits the case at a slight angle which is not noticeable unless you are sighting down the laser body.

Using Pseudonomen's divergence calculator, 2mm beam at aperture and 20mm spot at 11.1 meters, I get a 1.6 mRad divergence figure - way out of spec according to the page at the Phraug.com site.

I tested three different kinds of batteries in it. Duracell NiMHs, Duracell Alkalines, and Energizer E2 Lithiums. Each test was done form a "cold start" - that is, the laser was allowed to reach ambient temperature (80 degrees) before each reading. Beam power was measured with an Andover Holography laser power meter. The results for the tests were nearly identical for initial peak power output in all cases - 102mW, give or take a mW. The power begins to fall seconds after turn-on, and after one minute of "on" time showed a little more variation:

NiMH - 66-68mW
Alkaline - 65-67mW
E2 Lithium - 67-71mW

As far as burning or melting anything, it will melt a hole in a red Solo drinking cup in a few seconds or less at a distance of two inches. It smokes, but does not penetrate, black electrical tape. I've not tried balloons or matches.

I am somewhat disappointed in the failure of many of these lasers to hit the published divergence and output power specs, even at the initial peak, much less continuously. Most CW laser specifications published by industry are at a guaranteed minimum output power level, and the seller should keep this in mind so as not to disappoint buyers. Personally I would rate this particular unit as a 65mW laser.

Despite all that, I still think it is a good deal for the price and a fine product for the amount of power that it is making along with the quality of the beam, and the niceness of the case (your mileage and brightness may vary). Overall, I am quite pleased with it and look forward to using it! :cool:
 
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That is not good, though....I just got mine in today, and am having no issues - it is a little under powered, but working well :(
 

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Just a reminder that the Phraug fusion lasers have a 30 day warranty, so contact the seller right away if things are not up to spec.
 
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Hey Ragnarok!
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Great job man! Clean, to the point, fair, well-written, paint a detailed picture of the laser with your words--I am freaking impressed!

Listen, if you do contact the vendor, keep us filled in OK?

Thanks!

Senkat, don't worry...he's great, but he ain't you.
 
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SenKat said:
Heh - Placebo - Not sure how to take that - but no worries either way ! ::)
I'd have to recommend interveinously with a vodka back, but that's just me.... Besides, you should know that anytime anyone addresses you...here or anywhere, it's a safe bet it was done so respectfully and with only the best of intentions (as we respectfully take your thread to Havana...NO COPS!)




say... are you done with that....no,no, not the vodk...yeah, that right there, thanks!
 
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HA ! Made you post again ! My evil plan is working.....yes, shaken - not stirred....thanks
 

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(OT)

Seeing as it's May 5, make mine a "100% de Blue Agave" that's good enough to sip straight - and I have several of them! ;) :)
 




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