Ok, here goes...
I try to be a VERY unbiased and "dont pay attention to they hype" type of person. So with all of the bad publicity i (and others) have heard regarding LASERWORLD LASERS lately, i REALLY wanted to get my hands on some of their equipment to prove that the negative publicity of LASERWORLD LASERS was unwarranted and outright wrong. Or, just some freak accidents of a few individuals who didnt know what they were talking about.
I had my chance.
and, no such luck!!!
I had 2 customers (who can chime in here if they so choose ) come to my house with 2 of their recent LASERWORLD LASERS purchases. A 3.5 WATT (model "Show 3500") (guaranteed minimum output 2.2 WATT) RGB "Pro line" White light full color system. and a 2 WATT (guarantted minimum output 1.5 Watt) 532 "Pro line" system.
LASERWORLD LASERS SHOW 3500 RGB LASER SYSTEM
PRICE $5,500.00 USD
#1- BUILD QUALITY. "B" (RGB Projector ONLY! Green system, see below!)
Surprisingly, the units that they brought to me were built with "care" and time was spent to make things look "Professional." The Layout was well thought out. The wiring was neat, cooling was efficient. solder joints were good. terminal strips were easily accesible. Wires were easily traceable. Overall build quality was, in all honesty, quite nice. Lasers used were CNI Lasers which, other than being GROSSLY mis marked as to their power outputs, looked to be of CNI's usual high quality. Scanners look to be a ScanPro "X" K system. I may be wrong though. Perhaps Dave or Aijii could confirm or deny this?? This paragraph, unfortunately will end ANY positives regarding this LASERWORLD LASER.
#2- POWER OUTPUT. "F"
this RGB Laser system is rated as a ~3.5 WATT (Guaranteed balanced minimum output of 2.2 WATTS). This Laser STRUGGLED, and i mean STRUGGLED to hit about 600mW of White output. All lasers on. No modulation. 5 volts DIRECTLY input on each Module head. (NO software even in the loop!!!)
LASERWORLD LASERS rated outputs of Show 3500 Laser System:
RED (635) rated at 1.7 WATTS
GREEN (532) rated at 350 mW
BLUE (473) rated at 200 mW
ACTUAL OUTPUTS of LASERWORLD LASERS SHOW 3500 LASER SYSTEM:
RED (635)- 340mW
GREEN (532)- 150mW
BLUE (473)- 115mW
Combined total of 605mW White at full intensity, all lasers on full power. Again, LASER WORLD LASERS SHOW 3500 LASER SYSTEM Boasted output power from factory is 3.5 WATTS typical output. Balanced white output of ~2.2 WATTS. ACTUAL OUTPUT= 600mW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will take into account that the readings were taken AFTER THE OPTICS. Ok, so lets assume that LASERWORLD LASERS used the WORST possible optics known to mankind with an optical loss of ~20%.
measured outputs would be (with error correction of optics taken into account)
RED (635)- 408mW
GREEN (532)- 180mW
BLUE (473)- 138mW
Lets ALSO assume that the scanners used are the worlds WORST scanners with the worlds WORST mirror coatings on them. so, lets assume about 20% loss on EACH mirror (X and Y mirror) for a TOTAL LOSS of ~40% (which really doesnt even exist, but hey...lets play along). loss of ~290mW
726mW + (optical loss of scanners) 290mW= 1.01 WATTS.
I am STILL VEEEEEERY far away from their output quote of 3.5 WATTS or a minimum of 2.2 WATTS.
OK. Now the GREEN LASERWORLD PRO-2000G LASER SYSTEM:
PRICE- $3,500.00 USD
LASERWORLD LASERS specs this output at 2 WATTS output. Laser class= 3B. really? i thought 2 WATTS was class IV? but hey...im a dummy i guess...anyway....
50k scanning at....ready for this....60 degree angle. LOL LOL
#1- BUILD QUALITY. "D-"
quite simply, a joke. This one was NOT put together nearly as well as the RGB system. It looked as if this system was put together by a pissed off 7th grader who just lost his "guitar hero" tournament.
Here is the worst part...
It was a refurbished unit. LOL. The Laser inside was a no-name laser. i couldnt identify it at all. i am sure someone could, but i couldnt. the face of the laser module was scratched up and it even had the fu*king "service repair" sticker STILL ON THE MODULE!!! This WAS NOT sold to the customer as a "refurbished" unit!!! It was sold to the customer as a 2 WATT NEW LASER WORLD PRO-2000G Laser system.
#2. OUTPUT POWER. "F" BIG FAT FAILURE!!!
I tested this with both Pangolin Laser software AND direct 5 Volt on the input line completely bypassing the software. And I tested it in CW mode with NO modulation AT ALL.
LASERWORLD LASERS PRO-2000G 2 WATT GREEN Laser system factory specified output...
Actual, real world, output power....
LOL....i think i can, i think i can, i think i can......515mW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, again...i measured AFTER the optics. So I will use the same mentality as i did earlier...
20% loss on EACH scanner mirror...
515mW laser ouput+ ~40% (2 scanner mirrors) loss (NEVER in the real world...but ill humor the idiots at LASERWORLD...)
515+205mW=720mW. Here is new math for everyone here...
720mW is equal to 2,000mW LOL. same thing right???
Bottom line is this...
LASERWORLD LASERS is outright liars, thieves, cheats and pathetic individuals who call themselves laserists. I dont give a shit HOW MANY "Satisfied" customers they had in the past. The bottom line is that NOW...the company decided to become cheats and liars. The letters i have seen from the company to pissed off customers (rightfully so) just accude the customers of not knowing what they are talking about.
the companys defense is ALWAYS...point the finger ELSEWHERE. its not "our fault." its..
a bad meter, dirty optics, broken dichro, you dont know what youre talking about, you tested it on a sunday...they only work well on thursdays, the laser was having a bad day, the diode must be misaligned, you must have the wrong voltage, yadda yadda yadda...
STAY AWAY FROM LASERWORLD LASERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERIOD!!! END OF STORY!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!