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With recent advances in lasers, many have fantasized about creating "real life lightsabers". Many military commanders have fantasized about creating portable blasters along the lines of those portrayed in fictional workers like Star Trek and Star Wars. The Spyder III Pro Arctic laser from WickedLasers can be seen perhaps as the culmination of those efforts and perhaps the first consumer laser weapon.
The laser is built with a diode from Casio's new mercury-free Green Slim projectors which ironically have a somewhat blue tint. The laser is rated at 1 watt of power and retails for a mere $200 USD. [...]
Originally posted by DavidOBE
reply to post by ANNED
Thanks for sharing. I never thought of an application like that.
What are the power of these laser used as beacons? Are they less dangerous than a 1W laser?
Originally posted by ANNED
I know of ocean fisherman, hikers, and military pilots that are buying the high power red lasers from Wickedlasers for emergency beacons
One of the high power red lasers aimed strait up at night can be seen by a rescue pilot for over 30 miles.
If there is high cloud cover they can sometimes can be seen for over 80 miles at night with night-vision goggles.
Originally posted by TheComedian
Thanks for the tip.
I just bought one!
Originally posted by Ausar
you guys dont live in the country. where i live if i take a "good" walk and navigate swamps theres all types of life that is not always friendly; a laser is more apt at communication between wilderness than any other method i am aware of. it would be great if it can be waterproof and be used at different temperatures.it would be an all purpose swiss army knife. anyone who does not see the proper use of something so awesome is immature.