• 1

What is the maximum investment you would like to make in your laser?

Lasers range in price which is effected by power, beam specifications, scanner speeds, unique feature sets, construction and weather proofing.

  • 2

What color output do you want your laser to emit?

Many lasers series are available in different configurations that affect the number of visible colors available. 1-color and full color (thousands of colors) are the most common while some series are available in 2-color, 3-color or 7-color. 

  • 3

How will you use the laser?

You new laser can be used for overhead beam shows and/or projecting graphics and text.

  • 4

What is the farthest distance your laser beams will be projected where they need to remain visible?

Beam divergence is the angle of which the laser beam slowly grows in diameter over distance. In general longer distances require lower divergance ratings and higher precision optics.

  • 5

How much ambient lighting do you have in your space?

When speaking about the laser beam's visibility, a few key factors must be considered. When projecting laser beams the goal is to have a high contrast in brightness between your beams and your background or "ambient" lighting. Otherwise the laser beams will blend in with the ambient lighting conditions. In general lower ambient lighting requires less power.

  • 6

Will you use fog or haze in your space?

The second factor that determines power requirement is the use of fog or haze machines. The use of fog or haze greatly increases visibility and thus reduced the power requirement. Without any fog, haze or smoke of any kind you need considerably more power to achieve visible mid-air beams.

  • 7

Is this an enclosed space or outdoor space?

Enclosed spaces keep in fog and haze while keeping out exterior street and moonlight. Although outdoor spaces can achieve similar results at the same power, wind blowing away your fog combined with moonlight typically raises the requirement to guarantee a visible laser show.  

  • 8

Does the laser need to be weatherproofed in any way?

Weatherizing can ensure your laser components are protected in a variety of outdoor conditions. You may also consider weatherizing when indoor conditions are suseptable to high fluctuations in temperature. Lasers always operate best at a warm dry climate.  

  • 9

How far will your laser be away from the wall or screen?

Beam divergence is the angle of which the laser beam slowly grows in diameter over distance. In general you want your graphics beams to be sharp and crisp which requires lower divergence the farther the wall or screen is from your laser projector. 

  • 10

On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the lightest color white and 1 being black - how light of a color is the wall or surface where the laser will be projecting graphics?

Darker walls will require higher power than lighter color walls. 

  • 11

Will the laser be shipped to a United States address?

All lasers shipped within the U.S. require safety features verified by the FDA. This is known as a "variance" and all lasers shipped within the US must have one by law.