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    Default All in one RGB modules - experiences?

    I might be in the market for some 6-9W RGB modules and know about offerings from the following:
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    Goldenstar (own some 4W RGB)
    CN Prolights (look like good beam shape)
    Laserwave (not seen much info)
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    Any others people have experience of that I should look at?
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    Aten Laser would be nice but too spendy for my pocket
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    I took a pair of the Goldenstar 8 watt units to Utila for Caribb-LEM III. If you saw any of the pictures of the outdoor laser shows we did while we were there, it's really hard to tell which lasers were my 8-watt units and which one was Brad's 11 watt.

    They're nice units at a decent price. Only caveat is that they get hot as hell. They absolutely must be mounted on a large, finned heat-sink with *lots* of airflow across the fins. Otherwise they will heat up to between 68 and 70 degrees Celsius and then trip out on thermal overload. (This takes just 15-20 minutes if all you have is a passively-cooled baseplate.)

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    I have one of the new Goldenstar 10 Watt heads here for measurements.
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    Cool, interested to see the tests Steve.
    The 2W 520 module I have from GS is combined with knife edging and prisms and TBH it has a gap I could drive a car through. Would've been infinitely better with cube/WP combo and I might retrofit the pair of modules myself.
    And the pair of 4W RGB I have had an alleged 1W 520, which turned out to be a 700mW cranked to the limit of 900mW. I did feed this back to them but its made me wary.
    Mines on a passive plate and not had cooling issues so far, but it is packing significantly less heat than a bigger module.
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    I thought it fitting, considering the rocky terrain.

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