The LZ30 is super powerful, the battery lasts for ages, yet it is lightweight, compact and costs much less than similar models. So what’s the catch?
No catch. The last 10 years have seen enormous strides in the shrinking of electronics for MP3 players and mobile phones. Not only has electronics shrunk, but it’s become more mobile. This has resulted in much more energy efficient electronics. Battery technology has also improved. Modern Lithium-Ion cells have up to three times the capacity of older Nickel-based technologies. Li-Ion batteries endure hundreds of charge/discharge cycles and don’t have the memory-effect problems that plagued older technologies. Laser diodes have also been steadily advancing, leading to higher powers in smaller packages at a lower price.
In the design of the LZ30, we have taken advantage of all these factors. Every part of the LZ30 has been designed to optimize size, weight, usability, and performance. As an example of our commitment to portability, we engineered our own laser driver circuitry and optical path, so that the entire assembly of four laser diodes with controlling electronics and lenses is only 1″ x 1″ x ½”.
Many others have gone before us and we salute their efforts in developing and credentialing cold laser technology. These pioneers like Erchonia and Microlight invested significant sums and in return gained the advantage of being first to market. Entering the market in 2012 as we did means that we are not first to market, but we do have the advantage of having access to all that knowledge which was hard-won. Since we did not need to invest in significant R&D, we do not need to recoup that in the price of our product.