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Hello, all! I'm having serious issues deciding between 2 lasers..

The Crown 500mw green laser

The Power Rock 1w blue laser

Both of these are from o--like, and I'm definitely going to buy one of the two. My friend bought a power rock, and it's awesome. However, he said that while it may burn things better, the Crown is gonna be brighter and easier to see in any lighting conditions..even during the day.

What I want is the laser that will have the most visible trail, even in the day, and I want it to be able to quickly burn things. I am stuck and could use some experienced opinions.
 

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the crown will be far brighter than the power rock, and at 500mW should still be able to burn pretty good.
 

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The crown is going to be around 4-5x brighter than the blue because the Dpss process is quite inefficient
The IR pump source is like 2-3 watts but it will still burn just not as fast or it may struggle with some of the more "interesting" feats of burning
 

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I would get the crown myself. Like they said it will be brighter. It depends on you if you want blue or green. Either way make sure you have proper eyewear!!
 
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Hmm.. It seems to be unanimous. Everybody prefers the crown. Does anybody know of a more powerful one around the same price? 275 is what it's listed for.

Oh, I another question. Why is the power rock (blue) 1W and the Crown (green) only 500mw? What difference will it make? And why is the Crown still brighter?

One last question.. Can I day point with the 500mw crown? Will you see the trail during the day?
 

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To be honost i would suggest buying some 1w-1.5w Blue ones from people on this forum.

They will cost you 3x less And you get a great result.

I'f just bought a 1.3w 445nM from Blord and it couldnt have been better.
 
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I have the power rock 1w 445 and the 400mw 532 crown type o-like lasers. The 445 is probably closer to 800mw, but is a nice size laser and a great burner. The 400mw 532 is super bright, but actually a lot larger. IMO, you get more power and a smaller package with the 445 and it burns much better. Even the 500mw crow upgrade will not burn as well as the 445 and I don't think you would be able to tell the difference between the 400mw and 500mw.

The power rock 445 was my first and then I was hooked, so odds are you have both eventually anyway:) it's be about 6 months for me and I am still obsessed!!! Also, as mentioned, you really can't go wrong buying any of the lasers from trusted members on this forum, and will definitly get more for your money in power and quality. Plus it's great to support this group!

No matter what you decide to buy, a good pair of goggles are a must. Both the 1w power rock and the 532 crow are powerful and require goggles for safe use.

Hope this helps.

By the way, I got my 400mw from cajunlasers.com here in the US. Super fast shipping and great customer service. The power rock came directly from O-like. No complaints, but shipping from China is slow. I am happy with both, but tend to be more likely to grab the smaller builds first for a carry a long.

Good luck and be safe!!!
 
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I'm gonna end up buying both, to be honest.. Haha. I'm buying the crown first. Then I'll get the power rock when I get more money to blow. Sound good?
 
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Remember to hot the sell/ trade section on the forum before making a purchase. You might find what you are looking for at a better price from a trusted member.
 
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Hmm. The crown isn't focusable. That sucks. I guess you don't really to focus it for anything but quicker Burns.
 
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the crown one would be better its brighter than another one
it depends on what color do u like
 




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