Solaris srx Laser

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warbucks
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Solaris srx Laser

Post by warbucks » 16 Aug 2018, 11:59

Hi Lads.

Anyone tried the Solaris srx laser sold by "The torch factory", on his review page its got 9 reviews all giving it 5 star rating --------my only little concern would be the flood of it ie at 100m it 5 m, not sure this would fill the full field of view on some n/v's ?

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by weejohn » 16 Aug 2018, 20:55

Have you seen the video comparison done by Jon Bailey on youtube comparing the dragonfly , Solaris srx, pbir-L and DFK ?

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by thesmi » 19 Aug 2018, 17:25

Not seen one in person but pal said was a dirty grainy pic on his wdv using one, subsequently went back to dragonfly I believe

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by warbucks » 19 Aug 2018, 17:59

Yes i sent Robert 2933 a pm on the bbs, he said it was a dirty beam and to save my money.

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by jackal1 » 19 Aug 2018, 22:21

DFK is the way forward, with the added bonus of not having to deal with starlight. :thumbup:

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by blueroll » 20 Aug 2018, 06:42

jackal1 wrote:
19 Aug 2018, 22:21
DFK is the way forward, with the added bonus of not having to deal with starlight. :thumbup:
What is the DFK ?

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by camo304 » 20 Aug 2018, 07:12

blueroll wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 06:42
jackal1 wrote:
19 Aug 2018, 22:21
DFK is the way forward, with the added bonus of not having to deal with starlight. :thumbup:
What is the DFK ?
Made by Lee Poland he is on FB, my m8 as two of them.

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by blueroll » 20 Aug 2018, 08:03

camo304 wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 07:12
blueroll wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 06:42
jackal1 wrote:
19 Aug 2018, 22:21
DFK is the way forward, with the added bonus of not having to deal with starlight. :thumbup:
What is the DFK ?
Made by Lee Poland he is on FB, my m8 as two of them.
Thanks but can`t see anything on N8vision, just says new products coming soon.

jackal1
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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by jackal1 » 20 Aug 2018, 09:26

blueroll wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 08:03
camo304 wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 07:12
blueroll wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 06:42

What is the DFK ?
Made by Lee Poland he is on FB, my m8 as two of them.
Thanks but can`t see anything on N8vision, just says new products coming soon.

He told us to order the basic n/v kit from his website but then put a note on saying DFK instead.

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Re: Solaris srx Laser

Post by cliveward » 21 Aug 2018, 11:18

Hi All,

It does indeed look like the silly high power laser IR idea has come around full circle again. :wtf:

The new laser diodes available are great for making a very small sensibly powered illuminator, or a very long range very high power collimated illuminator where exposure to the beam can be controlled, i.e. on the top of a CCTV camera pole where people can't get close enough to the source to be harmed.

However when you put one of these in very high power behind a tightly collimating lens system and fit it to a hand held or rifle mounted system you end up with a completely different set of circumstances.

I ran the numbers through our simulation software using one manufacturers standard specs of one of these new wonder lasers, and that resulted in eye safety at 20m+, but at 30cm the exposure was over 4000 times the safe level. This was using conservative numbers, and interestingly I had the opportunity to put the actual laser IR in question over our power meter here when a customer brought one in and it was emitting considerably more power than the stated 500mW. Making it Class 4 and even more dangerous. :(

And this particular one was not the most collimated or power dense of these new 'inventions'. :shock:


Cheers





Clive

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