The ability to light matches begins to manifest at around 50mw. A 150mw laser should burn matches at several feet - this one does not ?wallboy said:If your looking to pop balloons, the 150mW will do the job.
If you looking to light matches then your looking at serious money.
Im currently selling some 50mW lasers at trade price at just [ch8356]31/$61 as they have no laser warning sticker on them. They do not burn but are still very bright and the beam is very visible.