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7/23/12: Survival Laser Driver P/N SL-SD-2 added to the "Laser Diode Drivers" page. Available August 2012. The Survival Laser Driver is a custom"buck" type switching power supply current regulated laser diode driver circuit, capable of delivering from less than 400mA to as much as 3A of regulated current at a recommended input voltage of 4.2 to 8.4 volts. The switching regulator IC chip has an efficiency as high as 92%, which means that no driver heat sinking is required for most current outputs. Driver circuit board is 16.8mm in diameter and is designed to fit P/N SL-PBR1 Pill & Brass Ring, which in turn fits the C6, Survival Laser S4 and Survival Laser stainless steel host assemblies. Lead wires are 1-5/8" long 26 AWG silicone insulated for flexibility and durability. Available in 445mA, 530mA, 1A, 1.5A, 1.8A and 2.1A current output options. 

7/23/12: Allen Wrench P/N SL-AW1 added to the "Misc. Parts and Tools" page. Replacement 0.050" x 1-3/4" long Allen wrench for tightening the 3-48 set screw used in the Survival Laser heat sinks.

7/23/12: Set Screw P/N SL-SS1 added to the "Misc. Parts and Tools" page. Replacement 3-48 x 1/8" long alloy steel set screw used in the Survival Laser heat sinks.

7/2/12: 5.6mm Laser Diode Press P/N SL-LDP5.6 added to the “Misc. Parts and Tools” page. Self-centering diode press for 5.6mm laser diodes is made from carbon steel for long lifetime usage. Comes with a brass sleeve that screws onto the threaded portion of AixiZ-style diode modules. The press is drilled with a hole all the way through so that any leads soldered onto the diode won't have to be removed.

6/27/12: S4™ Laser Host Assembly, Unmarked P/N SL-S4LHA added to the “Host Assemblies” page. Our exclusive S4 host assembly (unmarked) is black anodized aluminum and features a tapered strike bezel-style crown/retaining ring, heat sink o-ring, a knurled and grooved heat sink holder, battery holder with cooling fins and groove detail, and an enlarged knurled, grooved and scalloped tail cap with a recessed green GITD "clicky" switch and wrist strap. The design of the tail cap and wrist strap retention method permits the S4 host to tail stand. Also includes the driver pill, brass ring, your choice of heat sink with set screw and a 0.050" Allen wrench. The brass ring is designed to fit 16.8mm diameter round driver circuits. All heat sinks are machined to fit a standard 12mm diameter diode module. Does not come with diode, driver circuit, focusing ring or other laser components. Can be used with our diode & driver modules, or in your own custom build. Designed for use with two rechargeable RCR123A or disposable CR123A batteries, or one 18650 battery depending on diode and driver used. Two 18650 batteries may be used with our battery extension tube accessory. The S4 host is compatible with the battery extension tube, pressure pad switch, the Survival Laser holster and other parts and accessories.

6/27/12: Pill & Brass Ring P/N SL-PBR1 added to the Laser Diode Drivers” page. This is the driver "pill" and brass ring that is included with our DIY laser host assemblies. Fits the C6 and our S4™ and stainless steel hosts. Designed for 16.8mm diameter round driver boards. Note: Driver circuit not included.

6/24/12: DIY 445nm 1.8A Driver & Pill Module P/N SL-DPM2 added to the “Laser Diode Drivers” page. This product is identical to the driver module that is used in the SL-002/002SEPBAR and 002/002SEPB parts bundles. The SL-DPM2 includes a 1.8A +/- 50mA current regulated diode driver that has been soldered to a brass ring and pressed into a C6-style host "pill". Wires are silicone insulated. Each assembly is tested before shipment. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. This driver module is designed to be powered by two 3.7 volt rechargeable RCR123A or 18650 batteries.

6/24/12: DIY 445nm 1.5A Driver & Pill Module P/N SL-DPM1.4 added to the “Laser Diode Drivers” page. This product is identical to the driver module that is used in the SL-1.4PBAR and 1.4PB parts bundles and in the SL-DDM1.4 diode and driver module assembly. The SL-DPM1.4 includes a 1.5A +/- 30mA current regulated diode driver that has been soldered to a brass ring and pressed into a C6-style host "pill". Wires are silicone insulated. Each assembly is tested before shipment. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. This driver module is designed to be powered by two 3.7 volt rechargeable RCR123A or 18650 batteries.

5/14/12: Battery Extension Tube- Stainless Steel P/N SL-BET2 added to the “Laser Accessories” page. The stainless steel battery extension tube allows the use of two "18650" Li-ion batteries with the Survival Laser stainless steel hosts and laser parts bundle host options for higher battery capacity, longer total run times and at full output power. However, DO NOT use this battery extension tube with any laser builds that include a"boost" driver circuit that is limited to a maximum input voltage of 5.5-6V, as you will likely damage or destroy the driver. Also, not for use with the Survival Laser R or RH. Brushed finish stainless steel matches the finish of our stainless steel laser host assemblies.

4/30/12: DIY 405nm Laser Diode P/N SL-VLD1 added to the “Laser Diodes and Modules” page. A 5.6mm diameter 405nm wavelength BDR-S06J 12X laser diode identical to those used in the SL-VPB and PBAR parts bundles. These diodes can produce up to 650mW optical output or more depending on current and lens used and individual diode efficiency. Typical current is 400-500mA, typical voltage is 6.0-6.2 volts. Packaged in an aluminized Mylar conductive plastic bag.

4/30/12: DIY 635nm 300mW Driver & Pill Module P/N SL-DPMRH added to the “Laser Diode Drivers” page. This product is identical to the driver module that is used in the SL-RHPBAR and RHPB parts bundles and in the SL-DDMRH diode and driver module assembly. The SL-DPMRH includes a 750mA +/- 10mA current regulated laser diode driver that has been soldered to a brass ring and pressed into a C6-style host "pill". Wires are silicone insulated. Each assembly is tested before shipment. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. This driver module is designed to be powered by a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery.

4/20/12: Survival Laser RH 635nm Diode & Driver Module P/N SL-DDMRH added to the “Laser Diodes and Modules” page. This is a 635nm Mitsubishi ML520G71 diode pressed into a standard diode module, and soldered to a 750mA current regulated driver circuit that has been installed in a C6-style host "pill". Solder junctions have heat shrink tubing applied, lead wire is silicone insulated. All modules are tested for function and performance, minimum output power is 450 +/- 50mW with a standard AR coated acrylic lens and 1 fully charged 18650 battery. This module is included with the SL-RHPBAR and SL-RHPB parts bundles and can also be used with P/N SL-SLHA1 Survival Laser Host Assembly and the SL-SS2LHA Stainless Steel Host Assembly. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. Note: The beam divergence on these diodes is significantly higher than most other laser diodes due to the specific design and configuration of the diode emitter.

4/20/12: Stainless Steel Laser Host Assembly, Extended Heat Sink, Unmarked P/N SL-SS1LHA added to the “Host Assemblies” page.This is an unmarked, brushed finish stainless steel host assembly for a handheld laser that includes the laser body (retaining ring, heat sink holder, battery holder and tail cap with "clicky" switch and wrist strap), driver pill, brass ring, an extended copper heat sink with set screw and a 0.050" Allen wrench. The heat sink is machined to fit a standard 12mm diameter diode module. Does not come with diode, driver circuit or other laser components. Can be used with P/N SL-DDM1 diode & driver module, for an SL-I host upgrade, or in your own custom build. We recommend that the driver wires be approximately 1" long for the diode module to fit properly. Not recommended for use with the other SL diode and driver modules because the driver wires are too long and can get trapped between the heat sink and pill unless extreme care is used during assembly. Does not work with the SL-CFA1 Conical Focus Adapter, but an extended length focusing ring is recommended because the heat sink is recessed within the host. Designed for use with two rechargeable RCR123A or disposable CR123A batteries, or a single 18650 battery depending on diode and driver used.    

4/17/12: Conical Focus Adapter P/N SL-CFA1 added to the “Laser Accessories” page. The conical focus adapter is based on an original design made famous by LPF member "FlaminPyro". Our version of FP's conical adapter is precision-machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is intended for use with our stainless steel laser host assembly with the extended and tapered copper heat sink (SL-SS2LHA), and the stainless steel host option for the laser parts bundles. The focus adapter is designed specifically to work with a 405-G-1 lens, but may also be used with a standard 3-element lens by recessing the diode module within the heat sink. There is approximately a 1/32" gap between the focus adapter and the host body when using a G-1 lens focused to infinity and the diode module is flush with the end of the heat sink. This gap may be reduced by slightly recessing the diode module within the heat sink. Clear anodizing coordinates well with the brushed stainless steel finish of the host.

3/25/12: Extended Length Focusing Ring, Clear Anodized P/N SL-EFRC added to the "Laser Accessories" page. The extended length focusing ring is precision-machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to fit standard 9mm diameter laser lens assemblies. It is nearly 1/2" long with a knurled outer surface and allows easier focusing without burning your fingers. The outside diameter is sized to fit commonly-used protective lens caps. A taper is machined into the output end of the ring which gives it a "rocket nozzle" appearance. Clear anodizing coordinates well with our stainless steel laser host assembly.

3/14/12: Extended and Tapered Copper Heat Sink P/N SL-CHS3 added to the "Heat Sink Assemblies" page. This is the extended and tapered copper heat sink that is included with the Survival Laser 1.4, II, and IISE parts bundles using the stainless steel host assembly option, and the unmarked stainless steel host assembly (P/N SL-SS2LHA). Overall length is 1.24", weight is 58 grams. The SL-CHS3 is sized to fit a 12mm diameter standard diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts.

3/14/12: Extended Copper Heat Sink P/N SL-CHS2 added to the "Heat Sink Assemblies" page. This is the extended copper heat sink that is included with the Survival Laser II and IISE parts bundles using the black anodized aluminum host assembly. The SL-CHS2 is sized to fit a 12mm diameter standard diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts.

2/29/12: Stainless Steel Laser Host Assembly, Extended Heat Sink, Unmarked P/N SL-SS2LHA added to the "Host Assemblies" page. This is an unmarked, brushed finish stainless steel host assembly for a handheld laser that includes the laser body (retaining ring, heat sink holder, battery holder and tail cap with "clicky" switch and wrist strap), driver pill, brass ring, a new extended and tapered copper heat sink with set screw and a 0.050" Allen wrench. The heat sink is machined to fit a standard 12mm diameter diode module. Does not come with diode, driver circuit or other laser components. Can be used with P/N SL-DDM1.4 or SL-DDMV diode & driver modules, or in your own custom build. We recommend that the driver wires be approximately 1.25" long for the diode module to fit properly. Will not work with the SL-DDM1 diode and driver module because the driver wires are too short. Designed for use with two rechargeable RCR123A or disposable CR123A batteries, or a single 18650 battery depending on diode and driver used.

2/28/12: Survival Laser Stainless Steel 1000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight w/Accessory Bundle- 5 Mode P/N SL-SSTF1KAB-5 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen 5-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter in a beautiful brushed stainless steel host, bundled with two Ultrafire 2,400mAh 18650 batteries, an 18650 battery charger and a holster. Modes are high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time in high mode is 1 hour. A wrist strap and glow-in-the-dark (GITD) tailcap switch cover and bezel o-ring are included. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly smaller than 1" in diameter and may fit some 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

2/28/12: Survival Laser Stainless Steel 1000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight- 5 Mode P/N SL-SSTF1K-5 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen 5-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter, in a beautiful brushed stainless steel host. Modes are high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates on high mode). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time in high mode is 1 hour. A wrist strap and glow-in-the-dark (GITD) tailcap switch cover and bezel o-ring are included. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly smaller than 1" in diameter and may fit some 1" flashlight weapon mounts. Fits the Survival Laser holster, P/N SL-LH1.

2/14/12: Black Anodized Aluminum Heat Sink P/N SL-AHS5 added to the "Heat Sink Assemblies" page. 
This is a black anodized aluminum heat sink that is dimensionally equivalent to those included with the Survival Laser parts bundles. The SL-AHS5 is sized to fit the 12mm diameter AixiZ diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts.

2/7/12: DIY C6 Laser Host Assembly P/N SL-C6LHA added to the "Host Assemblies" page. A do-it-yourself (DIY) aluminum C6 laser host assembly for handheld lasers that includes the retaining ring, heat sink holder, battery holder and tailcap switch, pill and brass ring. Does not include a heat sink, laser diode, diode driver, diode module, lens or other laser components. Accepts 2 X RCR123A, CR123A or 1 X 18650 batteries depending on diode used. The C6 host assembly is black anodized with no logos or other markings. 

2/1/12: Extended Length Focusing Ring- Black Anodized P/N SL-EFRBK added to the "Laser Accessories" page. The extended length focusing ring is precision-machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to fit standard 9mm diameter laser lens assemblies. It is nearly 1/2" long with a knurled outer surface and allows easier focusing without burning your fingers. The outside diameter is sized to fit commonly used protective lens caps. A taper is machined into the output end of the ring, which gives it a "rocket nozzle" appearance. Black anodizing matches our black anodized heat sink.

1/6/12: Survival Laser 1,000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight w/Accessory Bundle- 5 Mode P/N SL-TF1KAB-5 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen 5-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter, bundled with two Ultrafire 2,400mAh 18650 batteries, an 18650 battery charger and a holster. Modes are high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time in high mode is 1 hour. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly larger than 1" in diameter and will fit most 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

1/6/12: Survival Laser 1,000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight w/Accessory Bundle- 3 Mode P/N SL-TF1KAB-3 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen 3-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter, bundled with two Ultrafire 2,400mAh 18650 batteries, an 18650 battery charger and a holster. Modes are high, medium and flashing. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time in high mode is 1 hour. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly larger than 1" in diameter and will fit most 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

1/6/12: Survival Laser 1,000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight w/Accessory Bundle- Single Mode P/N SL-TF1KAB-1 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen single-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter, bundled with two Ultrafire 2,400mAh 18650 batteries, an 18650 battery charger and a holster. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time is 1 hour. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly larger than 1" in diameter and will fit most 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

1/5/12: Survival Laser 1,000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight- 5 Mode P/N SL-TF1K-5 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen 5-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter. Modes are high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time in high mode is 1 hour. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly larger than 1" in diameter and will fit most 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

1/5/12: Survival Laser 1,000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight- 3 Mode P/N SL-TF1K-3 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen 3-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter. Modes are high, medium and flashing. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time in high mode is 1 hour. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly larger than 1" in diameter and will fit most 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

1/5/12: Survival Laser 1,000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight- Single Mode P/N SL-TF1K-1 added to the "Tactical Flashlights" page. Survival Laser 1,000 lumen single-mode tactical flashlight using the high-performance Cree XM-L T6 emitter. Emitter is rated at 1,200 lumens; flashlight rating is 900-1,050 lumens (manufacturer estimates). Uses a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery (only). Estimated total run time is 1 hour. The forward end of the flashlight host is slightly larger than 1" in diameter and will fit most 1" flashlight weapon mounts.

1/3/12: Pressure Pad Switch P/N SL-PPS1 added to the "Laser Accessories" page. Pressure pad switch for remote activation of the Survival Laser and Survival Laser-branded tactical flashlights. Includes a coiled cord with a flat-sided pad for easy mounting. Use a small piece of self-adhesive Velcro (supplied) on the switch and mounting surface for removable applications. Multiple switches on the pressure pad allow for both continuous and momentary "on" modes.

12/21/11: DIY 635nm 300mW Laser Diode P/N SL-RLD2 added to the "Laser Diodes and Modules" page. A 5.6mm diameter 635nm wavelength laser diode identical to those used in the upcoming SL-RHPB and PBAR parts bundles. These diodes can produce up to 500mW optical output depending on current and lens used and individual diode efficiency. Typical current is 800-1000mA, typical voltage is 2.5-2.6 volts. The beam from this diode appears significantly brighter to the eye than that from the typical 660nm red laser diodes. Packaged in an aluminized Mylar conductive plastic bag.

12/20/11: Eagle Pair® 190-400nm & 580-760nm Laser Safety Goggles P/N SL-RLG11 added to the "Laser Safety" page. Eagle Pair® brand protective laser safety goggles for combined 190-400nm & 580-760nm wavelengths. These goggles have 30% visible light transmission, protect to a level of OD 4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-400nm and 580-760nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. They are suitable for use with 190-400nm ultraviolet and 580-760nm red lasers, including those using the recently introduced 635nm high power red diodes. These Eagle Pair goggles may be worn when looking at the spot created by a 10-watt or lower power laser of the protected wavelength on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into any laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair laser safety goggles come with a cleaning cloth and protective case (case appearance may be different than that shown). Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA.

12/6/11: Survival Laser II Special Edition 445nm Parts Bundle - Laser Components Only P/N SL-002SEPB added to the "Laser Parts Bundle" page. The "laser components only", "Special Edition" (SE) version of our flagship product. Quite possibly the most powerful handheld laser technology available today, the Survival Laser II SE specs out at 2.2W (2,200mW) +/- 100mW peak optical output power at 445nm wavelength with the included high-efficiency 405-G-1 lens. The SL-002SEPB laser parts bundle consists of the SL II SE laser components (including an extended solid copper heat sink, solid copper diode module, 1.8A diode driver circuit with silicone insulated leads, 405-G-1 lens assembly, laser warning label, silicone lens cap and a blue anodized extended focusing ring), a syringe of Arctic Silver™ Céramique 2 high-performance thermal compound and complete assembly, operation and safety instructions. The Survival Laser II SE incorporates the same modular, "no soldering required" basic design as the other Survival Laser parts bundles.

12/5/11: Survival Laser II Special Edition 445nm Parts Bundle w/Accessories and Rechargeable Batteries P/N SL-002SEPBAR added to the "Laser Parts Bundle" page. The "Special Edition" (SE) version of our flagship product. Quite possibly the most powerful handheld laser technology available today, the Survival Laser II SE specs out at 2.2W (2,200mW) +/- 100mW peak optical output power at 445nm wavelength with the included high-efficiency 405-G-1 lens. The SL-002SEPBAR laser parts bundle consists of the SL II SE laser components (including an extended solid copper heat sink, solid copper diode module, 1.8A diode driver circuit with silicone insulated leads, 405-G-1 lens assembly, laser warning label, silicone lens cap and a blue anodized extended focusing ring), a syringe of Arctic Silver™ Céramique 2 high-performance thermal compound, 2 rechargeable RCR123A batteries, a dual RCR123A battery charger, a laser holster, a set of Eagle Pair OD4+ 190-540nm goggles (your choice of standard or slip over styles), an 18650 battery extension tube and complete assembly, operation and safety instructions. The Survival Laser II SE incorporates the same modular, "no soldering required" basic design as the other Survival Laser parts bundles.

10/27/11: Survival Laser 1.4 445nm Parts Bundle - Laser Components Only P/N SL-001.4PB added to the "Laser Parts Bundle" page. The Survival Laser 1.4 P/N SL-001.4PB parts bundle includes the Survival Laser host assembly with copper heat sink, 445nm AR coated glass lens, blue anodized extended lens focusing ring, external lens spring, lens cap and laser warning label, a 1.4W 445nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDM1.4) and complete illustrated assembly and operation instructions and recommended safety precautions. Optical power output is 1,400mW +/- 100mW with the standard included lens. See detailed Survival Laser 1.4 specifications on the “About” page.

10/27/11: Survival Laser 1.4 445nm Parts Bundle w/Accessories and Rechargeable Batteries P/N SL-001.4PBAR added to the "Laser Parts Bundle" page. The Survival Laser 1.4 P/N SL-001.4PBAR parts bundle includes the Survival Laser host assembly with copper heat sink, 445nm AR coated glass lens, blue anodized extended lens focusing ring, external lens spring, lens cap and laser warning label, a pair of rechargeable RCR123A batteries (P/N SL-123BR), a battery charger (P/N SL-BC1), a set of Eagle Pair OD4+ 190-540nm laser safety goggles (choice of standard P/N SL-BLG2 or slip over style P/N SL-BLG3), a laser holster (P/N SL-LH1), a 1.4W 445nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDM1.4) and complete illustrated assembly and operation instructions and recommended safety precautions. Optical power output is 1,400mW +/- 100mW with the standard included lens. See detailed Survival Laser 1.4 specifications on the “About” page.

10/27/11: Survival Laser 1.4 445nm Diode & Driver Module P/N SL-DDM1.4 added to the “Laser Diodes and Modules” page. This is a 445nm diode pressed into a standard diode module and soldered to a 1.5A current regulated driver that has been installed in the host "pill". Wire is silicone insulated and solder junctions have heat shrink tubing applied. All modules are tested for function and performance, minimum optical output power is 1,400 +/- 100mW with a standard AR coated glass lens and 2 fully charged RCR123A batteries. This module is included with the SL-001.4PB and PBAR parts bundles and can be used with P/N SL-SLHA1 Survival Laser Host Assembly with the copper heat sink option. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. Note: Use of a copper heat sink is strongly recommended with this module.

10/20/11: DIY 445nm Laser Diode P/N SL-BLD1 added to the “Laser Diodes” page. A 5.6mm 445nm wavelength laser diode identical to those used in the SL-001PB and PBAR parts bundles. These diodes can produce from less than 1,000mW, to 1,700mW or more optical output depending on current and lens used and individual diode efficiency. Typical current is 1.2-1.8A, typical voltage is 4.4-4.6 volts. Can be used with P/N SL-LHA1 DIY laser host assembly and SL-DMFR1 or SL-CDM1 diode module to produce 1-1.3W power output. Packaged in an aluminized Mylar conductive plastic bag.

10/18/11: Eagle Pair® 190-540nm & 800-2000nm Laser Safety Goggles P/N SL-GLG1 added to the "Laser Safety" page. Eagle Pair® brand protective laser safety goggles for combined 190-540nm & 800-2000nm wavelengths. These goggles have 20% visible light transmission, protect to a level of OD 4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-540nm and 800-2000nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. They are suitable for use with 405nm violet, 445nm blue, and 532nm DPSS green lasers that may also produce significant amounts of unfiltered 808nm and 1064nm infrared light. These Eagle Pair goggles may be used when looking at the spot created by an up to 10 watt output power laser on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into any laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair laser safety goggles come with a cleaning cloth and protective case (case appearance may be different than that shown). Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA.

8/12/11: Universal Laser Warning Label P/N SL-ULWL added to the "Laser Safety" page. A universal self-adhesive laser warning label that can be used with lasers of virtually any wavelength and output power. Dimensions approximately 30x24mm.

8/12/11: Silicone Lens Cap P/N SL-SLC added to the "Laser Accessories" page. A glow-in-the-dark (GITD) green silicone rubber lens cap identical to the lens caps shipped with the Survival Laser parts bundles. May also be used to replace the black tailcap switch cover.

8/12/11: DIY 405nm Driver and Pill Module P/N SL-DPMV added to the "Laser Diode Drivers" page.  This product is identical to the driver module that is used in the SL-VPBAR and VPB parts bundles and in the SL-DDMV diode and driver module assembly. The SL-DPMV includes a 445mA +/- 10mA current regulated diode driver that has been soldered to a brass ring and pressed into the host "pill". Wires are silicone insulated. Each assembly is tested before shipment. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. This driver module is designed to be powered by a two 3.7 volt rechargeable RCR123A or 18650 batteries or two disposable EL 123 batteries.

8/12/11: DIY 660nm Driver and Pill Module P/N SL-DPMR added to the "Laser Diode Drivers" page. This product is identical to the driver module that is used in the SL-RPBAR and RPB parts bundles and in the SL-DDMR diode and driver module assembly. The SL-DPMR includes a 530mA +/- 10mA current regulated diode driver that has been soldered to a brass ring and pressed into the host "pill". Wires are silicone insulated. Each assembly is tested before shipment. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag. This driver module is designed to be powered by a single 3.7 volt 18650 battery.

8/11/11: Major reorganization of products and addition of new product categories.

8/10/11: Survival Laser V 405nm Diode & Driver Module P/N SL-DDMV added to the "Laser Diodes and Modules" page. This is a 405nm BDR-S06J 12X diode pressed into a standard diode module and soldered to a 445mA current regulated driver circuit that has been installed in the host "pill". Solder junctions have heat shrink tubing applied, lead wire is silicone insulated. All modules are tested for function and performance, minimum output power is 500 +/- 50mW with a standard 3-element AR coated glass lens (650mW +/- 50mW with a G-1 lens) and 2 fully charged RCR123A batteries. This module is included with the SL-VPBAR and SL-VPB parts bundles and can also be used with P/N SL-SLHA1 Survival Laser Host Assembly. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag.

8/10/11: Survival Laser R 660nm Diode & Driver Module P/N SL-DDMR added to the "Laser Diodes and Modules" page. This is a 660nm LPC-826 diode pressed into a standard diode module and soldered to a 520mA current regulated driver circuit that has been installed in the host "pill". Solder junctions have heat shrink tubing applied, lead wire is silicone insulated. All modules are tested for function and performance, minimum output power is 300 +/- 25mW with a standard AR coated acrylic lens and 1 fully charged 18650 battery. This module is included with the SL-RPBAR and SL-RPB parts bundles and can also be used with P/N SL-SLHA1 Survival Laser Host Assembly. Module is packaged in an anti-static bubble bag.

8/10/11: DIY 405nm Diode, Module and Focusing ring P/N SL-DMFRV added to the "Laser Diodes and Modules" page. This is a 405nm BDR-S06J 12X diode pressed into a standard diode module and includes a standard focusing ring (extended focusing ring optional). Typical output power is 500 +/- 50mW with a standard AR coated glass lens and 445mA driver current (650mW +/- 50mW with a G-1 lens). This diode is used in the SL-VPBAR and SL-VPB parts bundles. Diode module is packaged in an anti-static bag.

8/10/11: DIY 660nm Diode, Module and Focusing ring P/N SL-DMFRR added to the "Laser Diodes and Modules" page. This is a 660nm LPC-826 diode pressed into a standard diode module and includes a standard focusing ring (extended focusing ring optional). Typical output power is 300 +/- 25mW with a standard AR coated acrylic lens and 530mA driver current. This diode is used in the SL-RPBAR and SL-RPB parts bundles. Diode module is packaged in an anti-static bag.

8/8/11: 635-685nm AR Coated Acrylic Lens Assembly for Red Lasers P/N SL-SLA2 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This 9mm diameter 635-685nm AR coated acrylic lens assembly fits standard 12mm diode modules and is identical to the lens included with the Survival Laser 'R' parts bundles. This fully-threaded lens will provide an increase in laser light output over other uncoated acrylic lenses. Note: This lens is NOT the same as those found in standard AixiZ diode module assemblies.

8/3/11: Survival Laser II 445nm Parts Bundle - Laser Components Only P/N SL-002PB added to the "Laser Parts Bundles" page.


7/29/11: Survival Laser II 445nm Parts Bundle with Accessories and Rechargeable Batteries P/N SL-002PBAR added to the "Laser Parts Bundles" page.

7/19/11: Copper Diode Module P/N SL-CDM1 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This is a solid copper 12mm diameter laser diode module, machined to the same dimensions as "standard" nickel-plated brass modules, including our P/N SL-DMFR1. Fits 5.6mm diameter laser diodes and 9mm lens assemblies. The copper alloy used in this module has a thermal conductivity of 355 W/m-k which is over 3 times that of brass, and will allow longer duty cycles without overheating the laser diode. This copper diode module is included in the Survival Laser II 1.8-2.0 watt laser parts bundle. 


7/18/11: Survival Laser II page added to webstore menu bar.

7/16/11: Extended Length Focusing Ring - Violet Anodized P/N SL-EFRV added to the "Laser Accessories" page. The extended length focusing ring is precision-machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to fit standard 9mm diameter laser lens assemblies. It is nearly 1/2" long with a knurled outer surface and allows easier focusing without burning your fingers. The outside diameter is sized to fit commonly-used protective lens caps. A taper is machined into the output end of the ring which gives it a "rocket nozzle" appearance. Violet anodizing matches our violet anodized heat sink.

7/16/11: Extended Length Focusing Ring - Red Anodized P/N SL-EFRR added to the "Laser Accessories" page. The extended length focusing ring is precision-machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to fit standard 9mm diameter laser lens assemblies. It is nearly 1/2" long with a knurled outer surface and allows easier focusing without burning your fingers. The outside diameter is sized to fit commonly-used protective lens caps. A taper is machined into the output end of the ring which gives it a "rocket nozzle" appearance. Red anodizing matches our red anodized heat sink.

7/13/11: Added "Action Gun and Archery" in Melbourne, FL to the "Dealers" page.

7/7/11: Red Anodized Aluminum Heat Sink P/N SL-AHS4 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page.  This product is a replacement for the red anodized aluminum heat sink that is included with the Survival Laser R parts bundles. The SL-AHS4 is sized to fit the 12mm diameter AixiZ diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts.

7/7/11: Violet Anodized Aluminum Heat Sink P/N SL-AHS3 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This product is a replacement for the violet anodized aluminum heat sink that is included with the Survival Laser V parts bundles. The SL-AHS3 is sized to fit the 12mm diameter AixiZ diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts.

7/6/11: G-1 Lens Assembly P/N SL-G1L moved from the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page to the "Laser Accessories" page.

6/26/11: Survival Laser R 660nm Parts Bundle - Laser Components Only P/N SL-RPB added to the "Laser Parts Bundles" page. The Survival Laser SL-RPB 660nm parts bundle includes the Survival Laser 660nm host assembly with red anodized aluminum heat sink, AR coated acrylic lens, lens focusing ring, lens cap and laser warning label (P/N SL-SLHAR), a 660nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDMR), and complete illustrated construction and operation guides for the different subassemblies and recommended safety precautions. The completed laser uses 1 rechargeable 18650 battery. Optical power output is 300mW +/- 20mW.

6/26/11:  Survival Laser R 660nm Parts Bundle w/Accessories and Rechargeable Batteries P/N SL-RPBAR added to the "Laser Parts Bundles" page. 
The Survival Laser SL-RPBAR 660nm parts bundle includes a Survival Laser 660nm host assembly with red anodized aluminum heat sink, AR coated acrylic lens, lens focusing ring, lens cap and laser warning label (P/N SL-SLHAR), a rechargeable 18650 battery (P/N SL-18650BR), an 18650 battery charger (P/N SL-BC2), a set of Eagle Pair OD4+ 190-470nm & 610-760nm laser safety goggles (P/N SL-RLG13), a holster (P/N SL-LH1), a 660nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDMR) and complete illustrated construction and operation guides for the different subassemblies and recommended safety precautions. Optical power output is 300mW +/- 20mW. 


6/20/11: Extended Length Focusing Ring - Blue Anodized P/N SL-EFRB added to the "Laser Accessories" page. The extended length focusing ring is precision-machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to fit standard 9mm diameter laser lens assemblies. It is nearly 1/2" long with a knurled outer surface and allows easier focusing without burning your fingers. The outside diameter is sized to fit commonly-used protective lens caps. A taper is machined into the output end of the ring which gives it a "rocket nozzle" appearance.  
Blue anodizing matches our blue anodized heat sink.
 


6/20/11:   
Survival Laser V 405nm Parts Bundle - Laser Components Only P/N SL-VPB added to the "Laser Parts Bundles" page. 
 
The Survival Laser SL-VPB 405nm parts bundle includes the Survival Laser 405nm host assembly with purple anodized aluminum heat sink, AR coated glass lens, lens focusing ring, external lens spring, lens cap and laser warning label (P/N SL-SLHAV), a 405nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDMV), and complete illustrated construction and operation guides for the different subassemblies and recommended safety precautions. The completed laser uses 2 disposable CR123A or rechargeable RCR123A batteries. Optical power output is 500mW +/- 50mW with the standard lens, 650mW +/- 50mW with the G-1 lens. The 405nm wavelength will produce fluorescence in many natural and manmade objects.
6/18/11:  
Survival Laser V 405nm Parts Bundle w/Accessories and Rechargeable Batteries P/N SL-VPBAR added to the "Laser Parts Bundles" page.  
The Survival Laser SL-VPBAR 405nm parts bundle includes a Survival Laser 405nm host assembly with purple anodized aluminum heat sink, AR coated glass lens, lens focusing ring, external lens spring, lens cap and laser warning label (P/N SL-SLHAV), a pair of rechargeable RCR123A batteries (P/N SL-123BR), a battery charger (P/N SL-BC1), a set of Eagle Pair OD4+ laser safety goggles (choice of standard P/N SL-BLG2 or slip over style P/N SL-BLG3), a holster (P/N SL-LH1), a 405nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDMV) and complete illustrated construction and operation guides for the different subassemblies and recommended safety precautions. Optical power output is 500mW +/- 50mW with the standard lens, 650mW +/- 50mW with the G-1 lens. The 405nm wavelength will produce fluorescence in many natural and manmade objects.
 


6/5/11: Ultrafire® brand 18650 Rechargeable Batteries P/N SL-18650BR added to the "Laser Accessories" page. Two Ultrafire® brand 18650 rechargeable batteries for powering the Survival Laser I or II. Use two of these batteries with the battery extension tube accessory (P/N SL-BET1) for maximum output power. One fully charged 18650 battery may also be used without the extension tube, but laser output will be reduced to 150-300mW. Note: These batteries are expected to be in stock on or before 6/13/11.

6/3/11: 18650 Battery Charger P/N SL-BC2 added to the "Laser Accessories" page. Dual battery charger for rechargeable 3.7V 18650 batteries, with convenient flip-out wall plug built-in. Charger appearance may be slightly different than that shown. Caution: Do not recharge disposable batteries in this charger.

5/30/11: Survival Laser Gildan "Ultra Cotton" brand 100% cotton preshrunk t-shirts in Military Green (P/N SL-TSMG) and Cardinal Red (SL-TSCR) colors added to a new "Laser Clothing" page. Survival Laser T-shirts have the distinctive Survival Laser logo silkscreened in full color on front and back. Available in M, L, XL, XXL & XXXL sizes.

5/26/11: Laser Clamp Mount & Tripod P/N SL-LCMT added to the "Laser Accessories" page. Universal clamp mount and tripod for holding the Survival Laser or any other object less than 1.5" (3.8cm) in diameter. Holds laser approximately 6-7" above surface. Tripod legs are flexible and can be bent to virtually any position. Universal clamp mount can be removed and attached to larger tripods, tripod base can also hold small digital cameras and telescopes. Metal and plastic construction. Laser not included.

5/25/11: Eagle Pair® 190-470nm & 610-760nm Laser Safety Goggles P/N SL-RLG13 added to the "Laser Accessories" page. Eagle Pair® brand protective laser safety goggles for combined 190-470nm & 610-760nm wavelengths. These goggles have 40% visible light transmission, protect to a level of OD 4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-470nm and 610-760nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. They are suitable for use with both 445nm blue, and 610-760nm orange-red lasers. These Eagle Pair goggles may be used when looking at the spot created by an up to 10 watt output power laser on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into any laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair laser safety goggles come with a cleaning cloth and protective case (case appearance may be different than that shown). Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA.

5/25/11: Eagle Pair® 190-540nm & 900-1700nm Laser Safety Goggles P/N SL-GLG1A added to the "Laser Accessories" page. Eagle Pair® brand protective laser safety goggles for combined 190-540nm & 900-1700nm wavelengths. These goggles have 30% visible light transmission, protect to a level of OD 4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-540nm and 900-1700nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. They are suitable for use with both 445nm direct blue, and 532nm DPSS green lasers that may also produce significant amounts of unfiltered 1064nm infrared light. These Eagle Pair goggles may be used when looking at the spot created by an up to 10 watt output power laser on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into any laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair laser safety goggles come with a cleaning cloth and protective case (case appearance may be different than that shown). Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA.

5/13/11:  
Céramique 2 
 
thermal compound P/N SL-C2TC in 2.7 gram syringes added to the "Laser Accessories" page.  Céramique 2 is a high-density, ceramic-based thermal compound specifically designed for modern high-power CPUs and high-performance heatsinks. This compound may be applied between the laser diode module and heat sink, and between the heat sink and the laser host body for improved heat transfer during operation and potentially longer duty cycles.
 


4/26/11: Survival Laser Special Edition Parts Bundle P/N SL-001SE added to the "Laser Parts Bundles"  page. We hand picked our best and most efficient diodes for the Survival Laser SL-001SE Special Edition parts bundle! This bundle includes a tested 1.4-1.5 watt (1,400-1,500mW) 445nm diode and driver module (P/N SL-DDMSE), a Survival Laser host assembly with 445nm AR coated glass lens, a copper heat sink, an extended lens focusing ring, external lens spring, lens cap and laser warning label, a pair of rechargeable RCR123A batteries (P/N SL-123BR), a battery charger (P/N SL-BC1), a set of Eagle Pair OD4+ laser safety goggles (P/N SL-BLG2), a holster (P/N SL-LH1) and complete illustrated construction and operation guides for the different subassemblies and recommended safety precautions. Note: Appearance of batteries and charger may be different than that shown. The goggles supplied with this bundle are adequate for use when looking at the spot created by the laser on a non-reflective surface. However, NEVER look directly into any laser beam or its reflection even when wearing these goggles. Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA. Eagle Pair goggles shipped with the parts bundles do not include the case or cleaning cloth. The Survival Laser Special Edition is of very limited availability and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

4/25/11: Blue anodized aluminum heat sink P/N SL-AHS2 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This product is a replacement for the blue anodized aluminum heat sink that is included with the Survival Laser parts bundles. The SL-AHS2 is sized to fit the 12mm diameter AixiZ diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts. 


4/18/11: 445nm AR Coated Standard Glass Lens Assembly P/N SL-SLA1 added to the "L 
aser Parts & Assemblies" page.  
This 9mm diameter 445nm AR coated glass lens assembly fits standard 12mm diode modules and is identical to the lens included with the Survival Laser parts bundles. This lens is coated specifically for the 445nm wavelength and will provide a slight increase in laser light output over lenses that are coated for a wavelength range of 405-445nm.
 


4/18/11: 12mm Diode Module & Focusing Ring P/N SL-DMFR1 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This is a standard 12mm diameter laser diode module and lens focusing ring. Fits 5.6mm diameter laser diodes and 9mm lens assemblies. Nickel-plated brass construction. 


4/15/11: Eagle Pair® OD4+ slip over laser safety goggles P/N SL-BLG3 added to the "Laser Accessories"page.  Eagle Pair® brand protective laser safety goggles for 190-540nm wavelength, in a "slip over" frame style for individuals who wear corrective glasses. These goggles have exceptional visible light transmission (rated at 50%) and yet protect to a level of OD 4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-540nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. These Eagle Pair goggles should be used instead of SL-BLG1 goggles when looking at the spot created by a 1.2 watt or greater power laser on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into a laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair laser safety goggles come with a cleaning cloth and protective case. Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA. 

3/24/11: "G-1" high-performance lens assembly P/N SL-G1L added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This is the legendary "G-1" lens you may have heard about. These handmade single-element AR coated glass lens assemblies are significantly more efficient at light transmission than traditional 3-element laser lenses, and can boost the output of your 445nm laser by 10-15% or more! Best for when you want the absolute maximum power and brightness for burning and close-up work. Note: The G-1 lens provides somewhat higher beam divergence due to the single-element design, and the laser "spot" will not be as "clean" as with the standard 3-element lens. In addition, this lens will not work with the SL-LS1 external lens spring because the lens must be threaded nearly all the way into the diode module for proper focus. Use teflon tape to adjust the fit in the module instead.

3/3/11: Eagle Pair® OD4+ laser safety goggles P/N SL-BLG2 now included standard with the Survival Laser parts bundles (with accessories). 
 
These goggles have exceptional visible light transmission (rated at 50%) and yet protect to a level of OD4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-540nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. These Eagle Pair goggles can be used when looking at the spot created by a 445nm laser of up to 10 watts output power on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into any laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair goggles shipped with the parts bundles do not include the case or cleaning cloth. Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA.

3/2/11: Battery extension tube P/N SL-BET1 added to the "Laser Accessories" page. The battery extension tube allows the use of two "18650" Li-ion batteries with the Survival Laser for higher battery capacity, longer total run times and at full output power. This tube can also be used in other Aurora C6-style laser builds that normally use two CR123A or RCR123A batteries. However, DO NOT use this battery extension tube with laser builds that include a "boost" driver circuit that is limited to a maximum input voltage of 5.5-6V, as you will likely damage or destroy the driver. Black anodized aluminum with bare threads for good electrical conductivity. Note: Laser and batteries not included.

3/1/11: Performance analysis of the Survival Laser diode driver available. A detailed performance analysis of the Survival Laser diode driver circuit can be viewed in PDF format by clicking the "Survival Laser Diode Driver Performance Analysis" link under the "Documents" heading on the Survival Laser website home page.

2/28/11: Revised laser parts bundle instructions posted on the "Home" page.

2/28/11:  
Lens spring P/N SL-LS1 now included standard with the Survival Laser Parts bundles and the Survival Laser host assembly.

2/1/11: Eagle Pair® OD4+ laser safety goggles P/N SL-BLG2 added to the "Laser Accessories"page. 
 Eagle Pair® brand protective laser safety goggles for 190-540nm wavelength. These goggles have exceptional visible light transmission (rated at 50%) and yet protect to a level of OD 4+ (reduce the intensity of 190-540nm laser light by a factor of 10,000 or more), and are CE certified. These Eagle Pair goggles should be used instead of SL-BLG1 goggles when looking at the spot created by a 1.2 watt or greater power laser on a non-reflective surface. However, you should NEVER look directly into a laser beam or its direct reflection even when wearing laser safety goggles. Eagle Pair laser safety goggles come with a cleaning cloth and protective case. Note: These goggles are for personal use only, not for any commercial use that is regulated by OSHA. 

1/18/11: Lens spring P/N SL-LS1 added to the "Laser Accessories" page. This must-have accessory is a stainless steel spring that goes around the outside of the lens housing and keeps the lens under tension against the diode module for more precise focusing. Easy to adjust and holds the lens position better than Teflon tape, which needs to be replaced periodically. This spring is sized so that there is still a bit of room to compress when the lens is focused to infinity. The ends of the spring are ground for smoother turning. 

1/14/11: Copper heat sink upgrade P/N SL-CHSU1 added to a new "Laser Upgrades" page. This product is a substitute for the aluminum heat sinks that are included with the Survival Laser and DIY Laser Host Assemblies. The copper alloy used in this heat sink has a thermal conductivity of 355 W/m-k which is over 2.1 times that of aluminum, and will allow longer duty cycles without overheating the laser diode. Note: The upgrade price is ONLY valid when also purchasing one of the parts bundles or host assemblies in the "Laser Parts Bundles" or "Laser Parts & Accessories" categories at the same time. 

1/13/11: Copper heat sink P/N SL-CHS1 added to the "Laser Parts & Assemblies" page. This product is a higher-performance substitute for the aluminum heat sinks that are included with the Survival Laser and DIY Laser Host Assemblies. The copper alloy used in this heat sink has a thermal conductivity of 355 W/m-k which is over 2.1 times that of aluminum, and will allow longer duty cycles without overheating the laser diode. The SL-CHS1 is sized to fit the 12mm diameter AixiZ diode module and includes a 3-48 set screw (installed) and a 0.050" Allen wrench. Also fits other Aurora C6 18650 hosts.
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