It's 1W. It's definitely pretty hot. It would be uncomfortable to have on your skin for any real length of time, and after a minute or two it would burn you. But it's not a "light saber" or going to cause people to "burst into flames". It's no more heat than 1W ever is, which, even in the humdrum day-to-day world, isn't all that much heat.
I agree, though: It would put your eye out nicely."These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
I had no idea what size the beam was when I wrote that, and assumed it had a diameter of ~ 5mm. Apparently it has a 3mm diameter at exit. This is smaller than I'd expect, and while still far from lightsaber strength, it is the sort of thing I wouldn't want to be in front of for very long."These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
As for the beam, it's not well-focused but TEM10/20. It'll still blind you with less than a quarter second exposure off a matte surface from 75 years/meters. Great way to light some chick's cigarette from across the street though (as long as you're avoiding caffeine).
OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup
Actually I'm having a hard time coming up with non-stupid ideas for one of these.
Imagine the graffiti/vandalism potential, you could probably melt vinyl siding from across the street.
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