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Wicked Lasers

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Why does WL have such a bad rep? Their products look pretty good, do they break?
 

Chad

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Yep, they do. stories abound of under-spec units, (both power and mode type) complete failures, and all that jazz.
I've personally tested 6 WL's, and only one of them - a P125 - performed in-spec. The others were 2 35mW pens, a Core, 2 Elite 150's (Those were the ones sent to the winner of the Instructables contest - it had to be RMA'd, and the 2nd unit was still defective).

Don't buy from them, kthxbai. :)
 

apex007

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Absurd pricing, high failure/underspec rate. I got lucky, the only thing I ever ordered from them, a Pulsar 100, is still going strong after two years, overspec at about 125mw.

Many better companies to deal with these days. Nova, Lucent, Laserglow, Optotronics, etc.
 

Chad

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Lucent, though, is also infamous for sending out under-spec units. They send out many more up-to-spec units than WL, but you should still avoid them.
 




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