- Jan 1, 2016
Yes, this is pretty much dead on to how it looks in reality. Even though it was supposed to be a 488nm as I ordered it, I went back and forth trying to decide which to get... the 488nm or the 492nm. I just settled on the 488nm because I remember how I drooled over it when folks were musing about it when that diode was just coming out and all the pictures. I really think that Sanwu shipped me a 492nm but that's just fine. I already have blue lasers up the wazoo as it is.. But, however, just last night I shot it outside in the dark and it looked like it could've been an overdriven NUB07E 470nm.. all blue with no hint of greenNice beam shots! Does it look exactly like this greenish color to your eyes? Could be my screen not replicating the correct color or the camera not catching the exact tint.
I build one with a sharp diode and mine has a bluer shade to it but every once in a while it looks exactly like your pictures, I'm not sure if my eyes are playing tricks on me or it does shift in color. I've seen it get close to what a lower wavelength 505 looks like and sometimes it's turquoise in color... I haven't been able to tell if it's due to ambient light, battery charge level, diode temperature, ambient temperature, or just my eyes adjusting from green light to blue light while playing with other lasers