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- Oct 14, 2012
This build is in a host that I've been wanting to build with since I first saw it in Blord's "STEEL" build back in 2012 (thus the name "GREEN STEEL"). I finally ran across some of these S.S. beauties, and had to give them a try.
There's not much heatsinking ability in these due to their size, and being steel, but IMO, any host this small isn't going to offer much anyway.
These hosts are a very high quality unit, nice smooth threads, great finish with no scratches, and a nice metal switch in the tailcap.
This is my first 520nm; I really like this wavelength! To me, 520nm seems so much easier to look at than 532nm, can't really say why, it just seems to cause less eye fatigue.
Below are the components used for this build:
- BTU D9 S.S. Host Kit w/Brass Pill.
- Custom Copper Heatsink.
- Battery Contact Board / Mrcrouse.
- Panasonic 3400mAh 18650 Battery.
- "Survival lasers" Extended, Green Anodized Aluminum Focus Adapter
- Osram PLP520-B1 Diode in Copper Module w/Driver & 405 G-2 Lens, set at 450mA / DTR.
Everybody likes photos, so here are a few for you to view (hey, that rhymes). :crackup:
Copper heatsink almost done, just finishing up on the lathe; Sticky, gummy stuff!
Below is a pic showing the finished H.S. (rear view), with the brass pill.
If you look closely, you can see the steel lock pin that I pressed into the heatsink, along with the matching groove in the pill. This will insure that the H.S. rotates with the pill when being screwed into place, avoiding twisting the wires off!
A couple pics of the pill/heatsink assy.
All assembled for the first time, this photo shows how it looks with the standard focus adapter; not too bad.
You guys will have to let me know which you like better, the original, or S.L.'s green adapter.
The first view of the beautiful 520nm dot just before the box started to burn.
Glowing aperture shot showing the recessed Survival laser Green anodized focus adapter.
A couple of cool pics showing the de-focused beam with a little swirling fog!
A dot comparison shot on a textured garage door at about 35' (10.5m), showing a 532nm on the left, and the 520nm on the right.
A daylight photo with some fog, showing the 520nm beam on the left, and my J/L Ti-B 532nm on the right.
My phone camera doesn't pick up the color difference very well, but the variation in color shows up the most in the upper left of the photo.
The matching s.s. switch in the tailcap; this is a nicely made host. Laser in my hand for a general size comparison.
One last photo showing this baby relaxing on a large rock.
When metered on my LPM, this guy peaks at around 250mW, and will average around 225-230mW.
I hope everyone enjoyed the photos.
:thanks: for looking! :beer::beer::beer: