The thing finally arrive after many moons. Tried it out. It is fairly bright, but not nearly as bright as I had expected. The safety mode (10% power) was good as was the coded startup feature. I could not measure it, but it definately did not look like 1W. I managed to cut black plastic (very slowly) and burn dark paper (again, very slowly). Overall, I was not super impressed with it, but at least it is working (knock on wood). Thanks for the input folks.