Parallax Technology, Inc.

***** A word about Low Cost Imported co2 Laser Tubes *****

Our Chinese friends have told us this page is mis-representing their product.
But facts are facts and we stand behind these facts.
The photo you see at the bottom, is the actual photo(1) of the laser we purchased
with good intensions.
It died after 9 hours of operation but we keep it as a souvenir.
Fact: Chinese made tubes are inexpensive
Sealed CO2 laser tubes that are made in China are low cost, almost 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 of US made tubes. Why ? Chinese made cars are also inexpensive but you drive any !

Fact: They are Not Refillable
They work for a certain number of hours and they die. In fact, you may go through 10 or more of them during the same life time as a US made tube.

Fact: Some sellers advertise 10,000 hour Warranty some give you none. Is it 10,000 hours Working or 10,000 hours from shipment day ? Are the hours ticking when I am sleep ?
Find Out because if you need warranty, you have to pay UPS $570 for round trip transport (box 40 x 10 x 10 inch). Always ask the seller "who pays for the transportation and what does 10,000 hours mean ?".

However, if they die quickly it is OK.
They are so cheap that you can throw them away and purchase more.

As such they are "disposable" co2 laser tubes. Just like light bulbs.

We do not offer gas refill or
optics replacement for Chinese made laser tubes
because they are manufactured that way.

You can call them "low cost disposable sealed co2 laser tubes".

They are your best solution if you need a CO2 laser tube for a short time


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To produce this photo, we put a bright light behind a semi transparent cloth and put the laser tube in front. Each end is photographed separately and then attached together