- May 31, 2009
@morgan, pontiac made the thread and had a few pics and videos of the diode array burning things like a screwdriver! It was epic!
Thanks bobhaha, I seem to remember seeing that and couldn't attach what I know of Pontiac to these videos, (Not least that I'm pretty certain he doesn't live near the Danube!)@morgan, pontiac made the thread and had a few pics and videos of the diode array burning things like a screwdriver! It was epic!
I'm sorry, but having a, 'think about', it is not enough. Seeing a huge dot on a building gives not facts about output, divergence or potential damage. This behaviour, without the figures and proof, in my opinion, is indefensible.think about it... we know these diodes are divergent.. and if you look at the dot hitting buildings, it's HUGE by the time it gets there.
LOLIt'd take a lot more divergence than is shown there to make 20W eye safe within a few miles.
That's true. But that's a danger to themselves, not the public. And 10 watts of blue light is next to nothing over that much area. At 2-5kms that light would hardly even be visible.Dude that first video is 100% stupid! Pause it at around 1 min and 1 second, you can clearly see it reflect off something and shoot off right next to their heads and THEIR NOT WEARING SAFETY GLASSES!! Also sorry to burst your bubble, but at that power the divergence is not going to save your eyes, for another 2-5km's. I estimate that at around 10W maybe more...