Got the samples in today; unfortunately all but one were build to incorrect specifications. I was able to jury rig a powersupply to test the lasers.
I did a side by side comparison against what is considered a "normal" green dot and a special custom made dot:
Top - Special, bottom = normal
The pictures are taken with the same camera at the same lighting. The reason the door appears darker on the larger dot is because it's causing the camera to darking the white to respond to the much brighter/bigger dot.
This dot is about 3x-4x bigger than a standard green. Why would we do this? My thought was it would make more of the dots brighter for a better light show. Here's a simple test with a "star dot" pattern head I have:
Top - Big Dot, Bottom = normal
As you can see the stars are much brighter than the "normal" dot; but they are more "blurry".
These green dots are not compatible with my GI dimmer due to the vendor building to incorrect specs. At the moment; I can't test in my machine but will try to do so in the coming days.
My Blue laser was built to spec... and it's scary bright due to the power. I'm not sure I'm going to use the higher power because it shows that it can burn black electrical tape pretty easily (and I can feel it on my skin easily). Too much liability with a product like that. For giggles; I do intend to try it in my machine just to see how much better the higher power is.
Blue- a mini sun