- Oct 28, 2019
Thank you Paul.I've had four LPMs. The first was a Laserbee that could measure to 3.2 watts and the second was the Radiant X4 that measures to 3.7 watts. I have a professional meter and both styles of the Hyperion. The Hyperion, if you can get it, comes with data logging software and is very good for what it can do. I paid $250.00 for the 6 watt and the 20 watt sensors plus the hardware. My thoughts have always been to get what you can when you can. Something else will come along in time.
I am more in the buy once save twice camp. I would much rather buy an LPM device I can grow into vs outgrowing it. I did a lot of looking around before deciding on the Zeus lasers, and thought they were the right balance for my first medium -high power units.
I am also not yet ready to invest a fair amount of money into a LPM, I am Just looking at my options, should I decide to take the plunge.
Data logging is an interesting option alas, the Hyperion is just too bare bones to keep around the house, it will likely end up broken rather quickly. Maybe once I gather more knowledge, and decide to convert my shed into a hobbyist laser lab...