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WTB 532nm Illuminator.

Corruptt

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Hey guys,

I know I'm new here and just came across the forum today. I'm in the USA down in TX, and looking to replace or upgrade my current illuminator. I believe you would call it an illuminator, some call it a designator. Basically its just a laser that has roughly a 20-25 foot beam diameter at any distance beyond say 50 yards, with the use of focusing lenses, so that you can see hogs at night while hunting. I have found couple but they are from rather shady sites, I will link them below. The distance that the one I currently have will do 100 yards decently but beyond that its brightness drops off rather quickly. I would like to be able to reach out to 1000 yards and clearly see when its pitch black. It would be mounted to a rifle that has enough magnification in the scope to see at that range. Using 18650 batteries would be so much better then CR123's. I'm not sure if 500mw would be a huge increase in visible distance capabilities or if the power would need to be higher then that.

Would anyone know where I could buy something like this or have it made?

If this is the wrong place for this post i do apologize.

Thanks in advanced.




One I currently have at 5mw.

Found the following.


The following two you can tell are real winners.
I mean who is really going to trust a website selling a 30000mw handheld laser.
 



paul1598419

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Don't buy from laser pointer pro. They are all far under their stated power. Sounds like you are using your laser sight as a flashlight. In order to get more distance you will need a lot more power. That gets very expensive at 532nm. I would try for a 520nm direct diode of at least a full watt. The diode used for this is the NDG7475. These also produce a lot of waste heat, dso that might be a problem as well.
 

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Do you feel that 1w would be enough at 520nm? I'm flexible on color if it will get better results with illuminating and area that size as a given distance up to 1k yards.
 

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Don't buy from laser pointer pro. They are all far under their stated power. Sounds like you are using your laser sight as a flashlight. In order to get more distance you will need a lot more power. That gets very expensive at 532nm. I would try for a 520nm direct diode of at least a full watt. The diode used for this is the NDG7475. These also produce a lot of waste heat, dso that might be a problem as well.
This site Candlepowerforums has a few threads on LEP flashlights. A LEP might meet your need. Here are two threads.

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?453594-REVIEW-ACEBEAM-W10-LEP-Light<
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That was going to be my suggestion as well. You aren't going to get a laser that will illuminate the near field as well as 1000 yards out too. Your best bet is an actual flashlight.
 

Corruptt

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Steve001 that light is really nice! Is it basically just an LED light with an extreme beam density (cd)?
?Oh i understand it wont light up both near and far. I'm perfectly fine with adjusting beam size depending on distance. Close up wider beam vs farther being a narrow beam angle.
 
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Arctos

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Check out the Acebeam W10. Laser pumped remote phosphor torch and it's very compact... I'm considering one for pest control.
 




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