How long does the Laser tube last?

Quick Answer:
Rate at 2000 hours, but experiencing more than 2000 hours so far.

Complete Answer:
The manufacturer states that the life of the laser tube is between 1200 and 2000 hours. The 2000 hours can be related to using the laser for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, and 50 weeks per year. We have experienced that our customers do not use the laser machine this much. The actual expected use of the laser is 2 to 6 hours per day and lasts more than 2 years .. at this rate. The life of the laser tube greatly depends on what percentage of the full power that the laser tube is being used at. I try to use the laser at less than 85 percent of the rated power. The laser does not run so hot and I believe it will prolong the usability of my investment. One great thing about the Chinese laser machines is the inexpensive price for replacing the laser tube. A 40 watt laser tube can be replaced for as low as $300. Try getting a replacement laser tube for a US made laser machine and you will find a MUCH higher price.

FAQ item was submitted:
10/16/2009 By: Raymond L. Scott

Raymond L. Scott  ... Owner Engineer
601 North Verity Parkway
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 217-5707

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