The evil geniuses* at Wicked Lasers have weaponized a laser for the consumer market by simply(?) rejiggering an unreasonably-powerful blue laser diode from a home theater projector and placing it in a lightsaber casing.
Meet the Spyder III Pro Arctic Series:
The Artic emits a 445nm cool blue, ultra high power 1W beam which appears up to 4000% brighter than the Sonar’s 405nm violet beam. Less than one year ago, this laser would have cost thousands of dollars to build. …it’s also the most dangerous laser ever created.
Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to the power of 1W of laser power. It will blind permanently and instantly and set fire quickly to skin and other body parts, use with extreme caution and only when using the included eye protection. Customers will be required to completely read and agree to our Class IV Laser Hazard Acknowledgment Form.
But, wait! There’s more! Wicked Lasers is making this skin-igniting fun available for under $200, which puts it well-within the reach of teenagers, rednecks, and other upstanding members of our global community.
I think we can all agree that this is super, super news. (Ta-ta, society! It was nice knowing you!)
Via Gizmodo, who is available for parties, corporate events, and skin-igniting fun.
* Accessories to future felonies.