Review: WickedLasers Photonic Disruptor


Were a WickedLasers family. We enjoy shooting them at napkins to make them burn and zapping friends legs while they’re sitting at our picnic table. Obviously these things are as dangerous as all get out, but a little innocent fun is always in the offing and we always play it safe with glasses and appropriate safety measures.

The Photonic Disruptor is a different animal altogether, however. You’re supposed to shoot this one in peoples eyes, something I didn’t quite want to try on others. Sez the website:

The Photonic Disruptor™ is an extremely effective, non-lethal, waterproof high powered green laser built specifically for rugged, harsh environments. This laser is classified as TALI™ (Threat Assessment Laser Illuminator).

This product has been featured on Discovery Channels Future Weapons. This tactical laser is equipped with versatile focus-adjustable collimating lenses to compensate for range and power intensity. Laze a non-lethal focused or unfocused beam towards potential threats at a distance. Used properly, the Photonic Disruptor™ will temporarily overwhelm a threats visual senses without causing permanent eye damage.

So its like a laser Taser with a 100mW power output and a 532nm wavelength. Its not a real burner but you can pop balloons and light matches without much trouble. You’re also supposed to aim it at peoples faces, something I wasn’t prepared to do. I did try it on myself and I saw a few trails for a bit and was then OK. I survived, but do not try it at home.

Bottom Line
So for $599 you get a high-powered green laser in a waterproof case – even the super-expensive Spyder isn’t waterproof, so this is a big plus – and a handsome box. They ship these things quite quickly and lasers are great so you’re guaranteed a good time no matter what you’re trying to do. As for the photonic disrupting qualities I’m not so sure. Attempt at your own risk.