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WickedLasers Unveils Lightsaber Powerful Enough to Set People on Fire

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:50 AM
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I have a few wicked lasers' lasers


But have not yet heard of this new one.. Ill take a peek at it on their site in awhile... Man, 1 watt output power in a pointer style?
That would easily ignite things from a distance... The most powerful one I have is 65 milliwatt and it is very bright in a dark room, the dot on the wall even hurts the eyes in a well lighted room from it.
I use mine to shine around in the sky, but never point them at anything with people...
I carry it for self defense at night since the light beam will surprise and blind an assailant momentarily, long enough to take care of the problem..

But It is only as a last resort, just like a gun should be.. Just a momentary exposure to the eyes does permanent damage.

I can only imagine the visual devastation that 1 watt of power would do to someone's eye...

I will definitely be buying one of these new ones, the light beam would be visually stunning to shine accross the sky at night... which is all I use them for..
I don't think they should be illegal though, they just need to be treated with respect... There are plenty of the ones out that are 200-300 mW and those will also ignite fires and burn skin from a distance, but I have NEVER heard of anyone using one in a crazy way against other people...
Just a couple incidents of people shining them at aircraft..


I paid $265.00 for my 65mW one 3 years ago.. glad to see price dropping


YIKES! I just read all the specs from the website about what this new laser does and it scares me lol.... sounds like a horror movie with how this thing can burn...Now I'm buying one first thing on payday


[edit on 14-6-2010 by alienreality]




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:04 AM
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I just ordered mine! Can't wait for it to get here!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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My opinion is there is no point in banning these things they may as well be sold with proper safety instructions and warnings instead of the alternative (people ripping blueray drives apart and making their own).

Of course there will always be some idiot points it a plane or something but that's what laws are for.

Besides lasers are always cool and I want one.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by Teknikal]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:23 AM
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Yeah I hope no one uses something like one of these 1 watters in a bad way... When I get one of these , even with my weaker 65mW green laser, I treat it just like I do any firearm, these things will injure, and the eyes are especially sensitive to the blue spectrum.. With one of these 1 watt lasers even the reflection of refracted light will cause harm if overexposed to skin..for example, you would only want to use this 1 watt laser in a controlled environment or outside while wearing the safety goggles..
Outside at night time this 1 watt laser would distract pilots in planes that are 45 miles away!!! serious stuff.. I have a 3 year old daughter and would keep a laser like this locked up and no batteries in it, just like storing a firearm... The only thing I would want to use it for would be night time optics on clouds, but not in any area where an aircraft might be.. and not anywhere at all if other family people or anyone is around... strictly solo and no one or any vehicles/aircraft around ...

[edit on 14-6-2010 by alienreality]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:08 AM
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Im wearing shades 24/7 from now on.....too many idiots out there with lasers.
And i need my eyes.

Edit to add: Mirrored shades would be funny if the laser reflected back at the idiot holding it.

[edit on 14/6/2010 by SvenTheBerserK]


XL5

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:21 AM
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Also, sunglasses offer very little protection, welders goggles MAY work, but you will be blind to the world around you with them on. What you need is goggles that are meant for that specific colour and then the world will look green or reddish deppending on the most effective tint for blocking UV/blue.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by fixer1967

Originally posted by TheComedian
Thanks for the tip.
I just bought one!


Really, no joke? OK when you get it do some test and let us know just what it can do. Maybe post a video. If this thing will cut sheet metal I may just have to buy one my self. It sure would be the heck out of tin snaps even if I did have to ware a welders shield to use it.

[edit on 6/14/2010 by fixer1967]


Hi Fixer,

Won't be getting enough power from this unit to do steel... plastics and dark coloured stuff is game though for small volumes. Also these lasers are low duty cycle, not designed to go 100% 24/7... short burst only. If you wanna do materials processing check out pulsed YAGs and CO2 lasers on xyz tables... you'll probably want to build your own table and then source a laser, make sure you have someone who is experienced with high powered lasers, especially CO2... they'll blind you and you can't even see the beam, the yag will pop your eyeball in a single, wayward megajoule pulse.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:04 AM
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Exactly what i was thinking...

Maybe you could swat down a ufo and we would finaly have evidence...

The best kind of evidence......Extra Crispy.......



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:57 AM
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Thanks for your post. I hope everyone acts as responsible as you when using this little guy.

If you shoot in the sky, can the astronaut in the ISS see the beam from space?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:00 AM
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Make sure all the folks around you wears protective goggles against the beam or they might not want (or not be able) to go camping with you anymore.



To everyone who bought it:

Who read all the warnings about this laser on the wickedlasers website BEFORE ordering?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by fixer1967

Originally posted by TheComedian
Thanks for the tip.
I just bought one!


Really, no joke? OK when you get it do some test and let us know just what it can do. Maybe post a video. If this thing will cut sheet metal I may just have to buy one my self. It sure would be the heck out of tin snaps even if I did have to ware a welders shield to use it.

[edit on 6/14/2010 by fixer1967]

Yup, no joke. I've bought and built lasers for decades. you can see one of my efforts on YouTube (look up "Real working Star Trek Laser Not Phaser")
As soon as this 1mw laser shows up, I'll YouTube it.
Again, thanks OP for the heads-up on this awesome tech!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by rajaten
Time to shoot down the next chemtrailer that goes over my house.


Ok, that was pretty funny.

And I'd like to add that some further research yielded that these lasers are meant as part of a home projection system, though I'm sure they can still function in a portable fashion. Overall, I think the article may've been sensationalizing a little bit.

[edit on 14/6/10 by Sink the Bismarck!]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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1 Watt! One Measly Tiny Watt?

is that all...???

That's NOT a laser....THIS IS A LASER:

6000 Watt Cutting Laser
www.us.trumpf.com...

or THIS:
(goto about 50 seconds in to see how FAST this sucker can cut!)
www.youtube.com...

and finally

THIS REALLY BIG SUCKER: 20,000 Watt Laser Can destroy incoming
mortar rounds

www.atomicmpc.com.au...

defense-update.com...

AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GO BIG OR GO HOME

then try out this baby of a ONE MILLION WATT LASER:

www.spacedaily.com...

or the TRILLION PLUS WATTS laser at the National
High Energy Ignition Facility used in Nuclear Fusion
experiments:

www.youtube.com...


---


Other Info on High Powered Cutting lasers:

www.trumpf-laser.com...

www.trumpf-laser.com...

en.wikipedia.org...

I hope this helps in detailing that consumer laser wattages
are PUNY compared to industrial systems.

....and a used 1000 watt laser cutter could be had
for 10 to 15 grand on ebay if you really look hard!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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Just had a chat with my son, (a mathematician among other things) and 1 watt is nothing to get excited about, a match head produces five, an adult western males brain produces twenty seven watts, no sign of anyones head bursting into flames, with dust particles, water droplets, from a persons breath, in the air, the beam will be defused enough for someone to realise quickly enough to avert their eyes, as for drunks, I hope someone will have the backbone to take the laser off of the drunk. or stupid child.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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As long as a simple magnifying glass can output thousands of times more energy when used right I don't think we have to worry too much about these "super lasers".

However being able to transmit data over long ranges with these lasers they are something most governments would not like to see end up in consumers hands....

Not to mention the numerous other functionalities that they have.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:15 PM
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Remember those little Derringer pistols from the old west? Hide 'em in your sleeve for the opportune moment...

imagine one of these that way!! *TZZZZaaapp!!!* Oops my bad



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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Government banning them in

3...2...1..

for we are all to dumb to have lasers.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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got one, and there cooolllllll



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by fixer1967
reply to post by GhostR1der
 


You said you operate a 2W RGB laser. Tell me what kind of cutting power would this 1 Watt laser they are talking about have? Cut it cut lets say 10 gauge steal? I am looking for some this could cut things like car body panels and such. A plasma cutter would work for what I want but this sounds cheaper and more portable.



HAHAHA!!!!!

Don't you realize that a lightbulb (incandescent) is 60 watts! Can you cut steel panels with a lightbulb? Sheesh.. people and ignorance never cease to amaze me... absolutely

by the way, the minimum power that the USA military considers effective is 100,000 watts! 100KW

I wish people would search before posting their ignorance


XL5

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Most of the 60 watts from a normal lightbulb is turned into heat and not light. A 60 watt laser can cut metal.

www.youtube.com...




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