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REVIEW Laserbee 2.5W USB LPM

weidmark

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Hey guys, so I got my new LPM today and here is a little review on it. I was gonna do pictures but changed my mind and did a video instead. :undecided:
I bought it on Monday and got the shipping info not even an hour later. It was shipped on tuesday and got it this morning. This meter costs $119.99CAD + shipping

Here is the review:



Package



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What is on the disc. (I transfered it onto a flash drive to put it on my laptop)

REST OF REVIEW IN VIDEO :)



If you are thinking of selling lasers a LPM is a must IMO and this one is a great option.
 
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ZapU

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Good review! :thanks:

Glad to see another inexpensive LPM on the market.
 

Krogith

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I don't see how much it cost where do you see that?
 

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I wonder what the continuing "slow climb" in output is being caused by.

I understand the initial "ramp up" to full output being measured.

However, the output was still climbing (more slowly) when you shut it down.

I understand that you do not have another LPM to compare.

@ Jerry -- Have you seen this before?

I don't see how much it cost where do you see that?
http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/j-bauer-electronics-laserbee-2-5-watt-usb-only-data-logging-119-99-stock-now-61644.html

Peace,
dave
 
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@daguin *from the link you gave me...""To be able to offer a calibrated 2.5Watt LPM at this low price compromises had to be
made. We noticed that that the slow response time of another LPM offered on LPF
did not seem to bother the buyers. We use a similar off the shelf sensor to keep costs
down (a direct saving of $55.00 in parts) and therefore the response time is similar
due to the large mass of the sensor.
We still needed to use the large stable Thermopile Heat Sink we use in our other
LaserBee products.""

So that awnsers your question :na:
 

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@daguin *from the link you gave me...""To be able to offer a calibrated 2.5Watt LPM at this low price compromises had to be
made. We noticed that that the slow response time of another LPM offered on LPF
did not seem to bother the buyers. We use a similar off the shelf sensor to keep costs
down (a direct saving of $55.00 in parts) and therefore the response time is similar
due to the large mass of the sensor.
We still needed to use the large stable Thermopile Heat Sink we use in our other
LaserBee products.""

So that awnsers your question :na:
That explains the "ramp-up" at the beginning. Once the response time has been overcome, it should level out (unless it was still "ramping up" at the end of the test ;) )

Peace,
dave
 

lasersbee

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I wonder what the continuing "slow climb" in output is being caused by.

I understand the initial "ramp up" to full output being measured.

However, the output was still climbing (more slowly) when you shut it down.

I understand that you do not have another LPM to compare.

@ Jerry -- Have you seen this before?



http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/j-bauer-electronics-laserbee-2-5-watt-usb-only-data-logging-119-99-stock-now-61644.html

Peace,
dave
Hey Dave....

yes... I am totally aware of this....;)

As I stated in the Sales thread... the Response time is slow due to
the large thermal mass of the 15mm X 15mm sensor...
And the only reason we are selling such a slow response LPM is
because we saw that the slow response time of the Alpha LPM did
not seem to phase the buyers... due to the price...

We had originally designed a Laser Power Meter almost 3 years ago
with a similar large surface and slow response sensor but decided
against it at that time.

The large thermal mass of the sensor will reach equilibrium... but it
takes a bit of time as you saw in the video...

We could use one of our manufactured Sensor but it would increase
the cost of the LaserBee 2.5Watt USB.

When the test was shut down and even if the reading would go up by
another 1 or 3mW... that would only be a difference of ~0.4% on the
741mW reading.

I would assume if a buyer needed a more accurate and faster response
time LPM they would go for one of our higher end LaserBee products..
or even a Lab quality LPM if even higher precision is required.

BTW... thanks to everyone that stepped in for me...:beer:


Jerry
 
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lasersbee

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Hey guys, so I got my new LPM today and here is a little review on it. I was gonna do pictures but changed my mind and did a video instead. :undecided:
I bought it on Monday and got the shipping info not even an hour later. It was shipped on tuesday and got it this morning. This meter costs $119.99CAD + shipping

Here is the review:



Package



Open



Contents



What is on the disc. (I transfered it onto a flash drive to put it on my laptop)

REST OF REVIEW IN VIDEO :)



If you are thinking of selling lasers a LPM is a must IMO and this one is a great option.
Sorry for the double post....

Hey weidmark...

Excellent review......:gj:
I'm happy if you are happy....:yh:

BTW... I noticed that you DID read the
User Instructions....;)



Jerry
 
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Trevor

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Have you considered modifying the code to correct the slow response time to a laser? You might be able to significantly increase performance with just a bit of algebra. :)

But that is in the past....:beer:
All of the things BobH always went on about were in the past too. :whistle:

-Trevor
 

danefex

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Nice job.... As a recent Laserbee II owner myself I'm slightly past due a review of my own, although I know what I've recently acquired isn't new to this forum overall. Thank you for covering this information on the LB2.5 :beer: +1
 




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