This is #2 in my line of dual builds and I went straight back to the 3.8mm package 411nm diodes, as a matter of fact 2 of them. Let me state that the camera does not show how awesome the color is on this unit it really looks a creamy violet to me almost white
Straight to beam shots
Great pic of those sugar sweet Newports .05" mounts
Pretty straight forward I used 2 Groove 2 drivers as I mounted them on some copper pads. I chose the Groove driver, well just because I had so much already going on that I did not want to chance any malice to those honey suckle diodes.
The secret here are the mounts This was way easy to align... NO... way fun to align I must have had to do it 20X on this build and it literally took only 2 to 3 minutes each time to get the beamz matched up.
As I finished the build I wrapped it up in an acrylic sleeve with a "end cap" this way it becomes compartmental, this aids in being able to adjust and break down the unit as needed.
The diodes are being driven 1 @550mA the other @556mA and both diodes output was over 850mW for power. Everyone love GITD decals