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Laser pointer

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Swe_Nurse, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Swe_Nurse

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    I guess it qualifies as "other illumination device" so I place it here.

    What I'm looking for is a laser pointer (or a few), but I have close to no current knowledge of them.

    What I want:

    Streamlight stylus pro/preon/sharpie form factor.
    AAA or AA batteries. I guess 18650 or CR123 is fine too, if there's good reasons for it.
    I don't need something powerful, in fact I would like a "safe" wattage. My intention is not to burn things.
    Under $100, willing to pay up to that or a little over if there's an advantage in quality or other aspects.
    Not red (I'm thinking green but I'm open to suggestions).

    Uses:
    Pointing at things at a fairly close distance, doing presentations and similar
    Play with dogs/cats
    EDC, because reasons

    I've looked at eBay/amazon etc. and most of them there are no name cheap ones. Which is fine, but I'm willing to pay more for quality.
     
  2. Dingle1911

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    I too want something about the quality of Streamlight, but in a laser pointer. I have not found it yet. On ebay or amazon if you search aaa laser pointer you can find the form factor you want for between $10 and $20, the problem is quality. Sometime they are dead on arrival or just randomly stop working. I am hoping someone will suggest something better.
     
  3. Bwana1

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    Butch loves laser pointers, red only to be exact...me, not so much :)
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  4. Rutha73

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    I have never had one, but I have heard good things about wicked lasers . com they have a few different power levels and colors
     
  5. Dingle1911

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    Does anyone have experience with Wicked Lasers? The net seems to have numerous reviews of dead units and bad customer service.
     
  6. Weko

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    While not in your desired form factor or color, Nextorch has introduced a rechargeable keyfob form red laser/flashlight for $20, not sure when they will be out but it should be soon. I like flashlight/laser combos when doing presentations, that way I have a white light in hand.
     
  7. Dingle1911

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    Sounds cool, I could not find any info on it. Could you please DM me a link. Thanks.
     
  8. 0dBm

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    Look for a Class IIIA Laser product that complies with US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1040.10 with an output of less than 5mW and at a wavelength of 635nM.

    For class presentations, red would be my recommendation. It is probably the brightest as seen by the hunan eye at that power level and yet remains at a far lesser destructive level to the human eyes than the other colors such as blue or purple.

    The color green is seen by the human eye as the brightest. At a wavelength 535nM at 5mW, the a green laser can damage the eyes quicker than the other colors.

    REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR, WAVELENGTH, OR OUTPUT POWER LEVEL, DO NOT DIRECT THE OUTPUT OF A LASER POINTER AT A HUMAN EYE. IT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY.

    Please do not use those green laser products from Wicked Lasers. Their output can sometimes be quite a bit MORE powerful than the advertised value.

    DO NOT use a laser of any wavelength, color, or power around an airport. You will have the FULL resources of the US Federal Government asking you some VERY frank questions.
     
  9. DIlan

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    I would also mention that lasers with AAA or AA batteries are overpowered and can damage yours or someone's sight. I know that colored lasers are fancy but they are often bad... Stick to red ones with button batteries and as someone says less than 5mW.