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POLL: What's your favorite laser wavelength?

Amongst laser wavelengths currently available in portable form, what's your favorite?

  • 808nm DDI (Barely visible IR)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • 671nm DPSS (Deep Red)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • 658nm DDI (Standard Red)

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • 635nm DDI (Red-Orange)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • 593.5nm DPSS (Yellow-Orange / Amber)

    Votes: 4 5.9%
  • 589nm DPSS (Yellow / Golden)

    Votes: 8 11.8%
  • 532nm DPSS (Green)

    Votes: 17 25.0%
  • 473nm DPSS (Sky Blue)

    Votes: 15 22.1%
  • 447nm DDI (Blue-Violet, "Tru-Blu")

    Votes: 12 17.6%
  • 405nm DDI (Violet / UV, "Blu-Ray")

    Votes: 7 10.3%

  • Total voters
    68

Moptsp

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I have to say 532nm, it's most visible, and just over all satisfies my eyes the most. Or just the color green in general.

I find it a bit funny that the poll icon on this thread looks a bit like different color beams lol. :D

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Not in the poll, but I think a 488nm beam is incredible.
Well then as soon as you can show me a link to the purchase page of a 488nm Portable, I will immediately start a new poll thread with 488nm as one of the options ;)

-Chris
 

Trevor

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Well then as soon as you can show me a link to the purchase page of a 488nm Portable, I will immediately start a new poll thread with 488nm as one of the options ;)

-Chris
Perhaps you should take 808nm off and add "Other, please specify."

And holding it in your hand does not a laser make.

-Trevor
 

RA_pierce

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473nm is my favorite today. If I could, I would vote for 532nm as well.
IMO, its more than just power and color. Beam specs are a contributing factor for me.

Don't get me wrong... I love the colors attainable from diodes, too (445nm, 635nm, 808nm is an awesome cherry red!)...
Maybe it's just me, but a clean, sharp beam of a DPSS laser is so much more appealing.

My girlfriend likes the 445nm better than 473nm, but her favorite is yellow, and she's trying to get me to buy a 589nm now. :D
 
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488 is the most legit as fuck as it comes! :bowdown: love my 445 tho :D
Though green is my favorite color. So I like 532 by default :p
 
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I really want a 488nm portable... maybe another breakthrough in projectors soon will bring it to us? :crackup:
 

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I really like bluray :)
Else I don't like violet much but when it comes to lasers... you gotta love it:
beautiful color, best burner, fluorescence
 

Trevor

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I really want a 488nm portable... maybe another breakthrough in projectors soon will bring it to us? :crackup:
Unless it's diodes, I doubt we'll see 488nm portables. Argon takes too much power and solid state is too unstable. :(

-Trevor
 




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