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Old 05-21-2002, 01:48 AM
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Which Laser Jammer is the best

Anyone have info on this. I was thinking about getting a laser jammer- but I have no idea which one works the best. How about the Blinder ones...they work?
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Old 05-21-2002, 09:44 AM
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I've read info about just such devices, and haven't read a good thing about them.

The problem is intensity. You're trying to overcome a beam that is highly focused with one that is not. C&D tried a few years ago to buy/make one, and was unsuccessful. Physics were against them. The only thing that seemed to work at all was HUGE (like 12") driving lights with IR-let filters. But even with that, the LIDAR was able to get a lock.

They found the best defense is a stealthy car, with little frontal area and hidden headlamps. Your E500 is NOT in that category.

Also, many jurisdictions are passing laws against LIDAR jamming (equipment designed to do so...) and the LIDAR unit clearly shows when it is jammed.

I've been driving for the last 10 years with no detector, and no tickets. Pick your "speed zones" carefully, and timing is everything. And no, I don't drive slowly.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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Old 05-21-2002, 11:51 AM
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Your explanantion makes perfect sense as light intensity falls off with the inverse of the square of the distance.

Unless these things had amazing targeting and retargeting ie tracking. capability.

Since it uses the doppler effect could it be possible that they use a high intesity strobe opperating at teh same wavelength?

Do the tests show these thigns to be worthless and if so isn't that false advertising- a opening for lawsuits?
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:26 PM
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Automobile Magazine tested them some years back as well. Similiar results as Car & Driver. Don't waste your $$.

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