- Nov 2, 2009
unbelievable.. a new star is born.. my 473nm is irreplaceable!!
I thought, "Did I pay $500 last week for what is a $50 diode today?"
Yeah. I'm a big boy. I'm over it (mostly )You're not the only one Dave.. LOTS of people bought those diodes. It was an unbelievably fast price drop, but one that was inevitable. Some of us have been waiting for laser-based display technology to become mainstream for some time.. It's the future of the laser hobby I think.
An understatement my friend:Its was a most incredible 24hrs for me, I thought I had missed the chance when I saw the GB here and it was on hold.
Then when I went to PL I jumped on the GB there thinking...if I get 50-100mw of blue for my projecter at that price...RESULT!
Now ppl are talking of 1 watt out of a 5.6mm package, thats unreal and I will only need to run my diode at just above threshold current, thats just plain silly
48hrs ago 1 watt of 473 was 2500-3500 bucks. Now its looking virtualy obsolete?
Its a cruel blow for some and many christmases all rolled into one for others.