Welcome to LPF! Do intro yourself at the welcome page to make more friends and take time to read the stickies on the safety/culture here before committing yourself. There is also a safety and legal section with interesting stories about cases that have made the news and caught the attention of the 'powers that be'. Peace :yh:I'm new on this forum and I'm thinking of buying my first burning laser. 1W or 2W. I've still no idea actually What do you do for fun with your burning laser? Tell your great stories
Thanks all!Its kind of one of those things where the only limit to what you can do is your creativity. If you have a more powerful laser like a 1 Watt then you could pull off some neat tricks like lighting a candle from across the room. Or you can buy a lot of small mirrors from a craft store and place them around a room to create cool beam patterns.
Just remember these rules if you do buy a laser of that power:
-Buy some quality laser safety glasses! These usually cost at least 30$ but your eyes are worth it!
-Never shine your laser at airplanes, cars, people, or animals! Not only is it dangerous, but you can go to jail!
-Use good common sense! Lasers can be fun, but a simple lapse in judgement could cause you or others harm.
I know these may seem obvious, but theres a surprising number of people out there who have bought powerful lasers and end up doing stupid things by showing off.
Be safe, have fun, and welcome to the forum!
Good luck getting a handheld 593.5 at anywhere near that power. And I would think a 100mW 593.5 labby would be $X,XXX at leastI mean with a low powered laser you can't even see a nice beam at night. This is why I prefer power. If you got $$$ than high powers (100mW+) in 593.5nm :na: