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Yet another Laser Power Meter Thread

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Right ok, I understand that all these cool looking laser power meters with lots of features and such are good and work perfectly and the fact they cost money to build but I really can't justify spending just over £140 for the laserbee1... Especially as I only have 5 lasers which I will only ever need to test once I just cant see the long term benefit of buying one.

Whats cheaper? Theres got to be something...
 

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lamborgini8 said:
Right ok, I understand that all these cool looking laser power meters with lots of features and such are good and work perfectly and the fact they cost money to build but I really can't justify spending just over £140 for the laserbee1... Especially as I only have 5 lasers which I will only ever need to test once I just cant see the long term benefit of buying one.

Whats cheaper? Theres got to be something...
Hey lamborgini8...
since you mentioned the LaserBee I... I thought I'd respond.... :cool:

There are DIY LPM threads all over the Forum...
There is Nimrod's DIY project.. that has died out because the Coherent heads
now cost too much(~$700.00)

There is Benm's LPM Gauge project... that is still on going... and is not expensive
to build...

There are used LPMs on eBay.... but you need to wait for a bargain..

There are used Kenometer and used LaserBee I's available right here on LPF from
time to time...

You could even design one yourself........ :)

There is even an inexpensive one here....

http://www.bauer-electron.com/eby/ebayhlpm.htm


When it comes right down to it.... If you want to know the Wind Speed...
you can stick a wet finger into the air to let you know if the wind is blowing
and whether it is a strong wind or not.....
OR
You can use an Anemometer and get a correct reading of wind speed....
The choice is yours... ;)

Jerry
 
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in my opinion

u only realy need a power meter if u repair lasers or uses them every day or do lasershows.
Its just a handy but expensive tool when u just own a couple of pointers.

How ever the Laserbee power meter is a very good and affordable choice.
Use the coherent power check my self at the moment
 




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