Pulsar 125mW Red Portable Laser

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Intro


Today, we will be looking at another high powered portable laser. Again, this is no toy by any means. The Pulsar series is a line of high powered red lasers put out by the reputable Wicked Lasers (www.wickedlasers.com). The Pulsar lasers are available in 75mW, 100mW and 125mW. We will be looking at the 125mW Pulsar which emits light at a wavelength of 650nm. We are also going to be looking at the 650nm Red Sport Elite Goggles.

Presentation box

The presentation box is large and filled with soft foam – and quite tightly so. You would want maximum protection for something which can be ruined just by dropping it. The top cover clicks into place thanks to the two hidden magnets on the front. It is recommended you keep your laser in here when not in use.

Pulsar Laser Specifications
Name: Pulsar Series
Size: 150mm x 12mm
Weight: 50g
Wavelength: 650nm
Laser Body: Silver Polished Brass
Transverse Mode: TEM00
Output Power 125mW
Beam Divergence: 0.5mRad
Beam Diameter: -4.5mm @ aperture
Power Consumption 170mA-240mA
Power supply: 2 X AAA 1.5V
Battery Lifetime: 2-3 hours
Switch: Momentary On/Off Button
Expected lifetime: >5,000 hours
Warranty: 3 months

The Pulsar series laser has a very attractive shiny chrome look. It is actually silver polished brass. The construction is solid and everything is nice and tight, no loose components.


 

 

The shiny finish really gives it a professional look and it does not look cheap at all. The weight balance is perfect, it isn’t too light nor is it too heavy.

The laser body is very smooth and there are no rough or gritty surfaces unlike the Evolution series. This is probably so that it reflects the idea of the laser pointer – professional, safe use. The Evo on the other hand is rough, rugged and is designed with destruction in mind. ‘Wicked Lasers’ is also printed on the laser body in a silvery white text. The screw battery cap is on the opposite end of the aperture (where the laser beam shoots out of). The laser uses 2xAAA batteries. The ‘on’ button is located just below the warning sticker; it’s a very flat low profile button so you cannot accidentally turn it on when it is not in use. This is good as you do not want your battery being wasted or even burning something!