The whole reason why I bought this laser was because it is
waterproof. DX used to sell some lasers that some people claimed
were waterproof, but there were others that said otherwise. The
seller claims that this laser really is waterproof so I decided to
give it a try.
Shipping took about nine days after ordering from China, which is
actually pretty fast. This company does ship to the US unlike DX/KD,
which makes this laser a great alternative to those sites. Shipping
isn't free like a lot of Chinese sites you see, but it is still only
$4. The laser came in a small padded envelope with a white box with
a section for the laser and an included 3.7v rechargeable CR123.
When I emailed Faona asking about a charger for the laser, she
nicely threw in a charge for free! Unfortunately the charger is
meant for the 3 volt rechargeables (the charger outputs 3.7v, 3.7v
rechargeables need a charger that outputs around 4.2v). This means
the charger only can charge the included battery up to 3.7v so there
isn't much battery life in between charges, but I have the right
charger coming in from hightechdealz so it is all good. It's the
thought that counts, right?
I personally love the overall appearance of this laser, the pictures
really don't do it justice! I know some people here don't like
flashlight style lasers, but I like the feel of them in the hand.
The tailcap clicky has a good flimsy grip, it isn't the least bit
flimsy. It is just like your typical LED flashlight switch. It is a
reverse clicky so you can't do momentary on, only momentary off.]
This laser easily disassembles into 3 parts:
As you can see there are O-rings which help keep the water out.
Everything fits together nicely and snug, which is pretty important
if you feel like taking a swim with this.
There is a second lens in the head of the laser meant to keep the
water out. It is recessed below the aperture so water will get stuck
in here and leave water spots. This is a problem you will see with
all waterproof lasers unless the protective lens is flush with the
aperture, but then the lens will get scratched up very easily. At
least you can clean water spots.
The laser module inside looks to be just like your typical Rayfoss/O-like
module, but I really wouldn't expect anything different.
Visibility is what you would expect for a 50mW green laser, very
bright. The beam is visible in a lit room, and this is with only
half charged batteries.
The beam of this laser is very thin, almost as thin as my CNI
GLP-150! This is great for burning tricks, but a trade off for this
is only mediocre divergence. Here is a beam shot trying to capture
how much the beam enlarges over distance, but it was too bright out
so the picture kinda sucks.
This laser does output a lot of artifacts, this picture was taken
before the laser had been underwater. I used my finger to block out
the beam so you could see the scatter.
It really is only noticeable from up close though.
The beam at night is very visible, the more humidity in the air the
better! Sorry for no beam shots, I never got around to taking them.
Just look up my beam shots of my other 50mW green lasers if you want
to see what this one is like...lol.
This laser really isn't a great burner but I wouldn't expect much
out of a 50mW greenie, I can pop balloons and punch holes through
trash bags pretty easily. I can even sting my skin, but that is
because it is darker from the summer sun here
Yes, it really is waterproof! The O-rings work great at keeping the
water out, I haven't tried anything deeper than a couple feet of
When ordering from Rayfoss, don't even bother with their online
checkout system, it is messed up. It is much easier just to email
them your order.
Oh, the instructions were funny...
Overall this is a cool laser and I would recommend it, just don't
put in the batteries backwards!
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