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Red/Green color blind: which laser

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by alexanderg23, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. alexanderg23

    alexanderg23

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    So I'm kind of red green color blind, which laser red/green would work best.

    But really where's my blue laser?
     
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    So being color blind, you see certain colors as being a different color, correct? Which one is brighter? :supergrin:

    Blue lasers are generally pretty expensive and I have not seen one made for firearm use yet.
     

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Yep, which one is brighter to you. I find red to be brighter to me.


    Best is when people ask me, "What's it look like to be color blind? How do you see? What color does Yellow look like?" and other inane questions as if I contracted this during adulthood. :upeyes:
     
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    Lotiki All that is man

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    Green lasers are about 10 times brighter then red. Blue lasers are about 1/3rd the brightness of red and are ungodly expensive.

    I would suggest a pulsing laser as the human eye tends to "zone in" on pulsing lights faster then steady ones.
     
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  5. alexanderg23

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    you see them being the same kind of red some times green, they are bright and all just have trouble telling them apart but sometimes trouble actually seeing the laser, on red, i just have like less cones that pick up red/green.

    I think grenn might be better
     
  6. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    THIS.

    ALL the green LaserMaxes I've seen were FAR brighter than the red ones.
     
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    green is the brightest by far
     
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    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

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    Go for a green laser. From my experience they're much brighter than red. Green is alot closer to the visual spectrum.
     
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    oh also have a surefire on it on the right side w/ pressure switch going to the front pistol grip
     
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    I am red/green color blind too and have a CT on my S&W 442 and I can see it well. That is the only one of my guns that has a laser though.
     
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    My favorite is when someone finds out that I am red/green color blind they immediately point to something red or green and ask me what color it is.

    Sometimes just to mess with them I will pretend that the object is completely invisible to me. Kind of like: "What color is this apple to you?" and I'll say "what apple?"
     
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    lanternlad Mythmatician

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    marv Millennium Member

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    After my cataract surgery/lens implant I can see blue, yellow, black and white with my right eye. My left still sees shades of grey.
    WIERD.
     
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    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    You win!!!!!!!! :rofl:


    Red :cool:
     
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    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    If I touch you I won't catch it, will I?
     
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    Depends on the wavelength. Those 405 nm ones are more of a violet color, and aren't bright at all, unless you shine them on a white surface, in which case, the dot looks more like a 473 nm blue laser. Then again, the 405 nm laser pointers are pretty cheap these days.

    The 473 nm blue lasers are about as bright as the 635 nm red lasers (quite visible). These are expensive, though.

    There are also yellow laser pointers that emit light at 593 nm. These give a bright, urine-yellow dot that's about 1/2 as bright as a green laser of equivalent power. These, though, are even more expensive than the above blue units.