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Which is it gonna be....473nm or 593.5nm?

Which color do you prefer?

  • 473nm

    Votes: 7 33.3%
  • 594nm/593.5nm

    Votes: 14 66.7%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

DJNY

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^ You can get the "pink" by combining 635nm/660nm and 405nm. CNI has quite a few nice options. Also a full RGB for combining into one beam :)
 

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I put 473 simply because I don't have a decent one yet, but a handful of 589-594.

To be honest, I love 473. Been eyeballing one of those 120mW modules
 

IsaacT

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The 100+mW 473 I built is my pride and joy, and I wouldn't give it up for the world....although 700 dollars would tempt me :p

With that said if I could have a 589 of the same power output, I would choose it. The 593 I used to have was very low power, and while I enjoyed its uniqueness, I really need something 50mW or more because I am a beam lover. So....

I guess if all things are equal I would choose 593 out of those....but they aren't so yeah.
 

BowtieGuy

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It was close for me, but I voted for the 593.5nm; although the 473nm is surely one of the most beautiful colors to own.
I currently have a very efficient 589nm, and as Sigurthr stated, it is indeed like having a miniature sun in your hands.
I've got to imagine that the 593.5, with its slightly oranger tint would be every bit as beautiful, maybe more so, especially if we could get them affordably in a higher mW range!
 

Bacon

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I think since yellow is so "rare" and expensive/new; that makes it king hot sh*t...

When I think if blue it would have to be 473, it seems to be the essence of blue when it comes to lasers; sure it could get better by a few nanometers but that just isn't going to happen anytime soon.
 

Dr_Evil

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473. I like my 589 but I still prefer the 473. 445 just doesn't cut it for blue IMO. It's too close to indigo.
 

DashApple

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473nm , But 500 mW Q Switched ...... !
 
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