Hi, A while ago I found this website that had high powered lasers which would be able to light matches and burn through dark materials. I recently visited it and now they have lasers which can do almost unbelievable things, such as go further than 100 miles and burn rubbers and plastics. What do you guys think about this? http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/Spyder_II_GX-26-21.html That's the most expensive one (I think) and apparently the beam itself is visible for +100 miles. It can also burn things and light things on fire but I'm most impressed with the distance. I live a little beyond Manhattan and it's 13 miles itself so I'm guessing on a clear, clear night someone would be able to point this from my home to Statin Island? (And apparently be able to see both the beam and the target EASILY, granted that Manhattan is 13 miles and the thing goes +100) Hmm... If I had almost $2,000 to spend I would love to try this out. If it really could go +100 miles one would be able to see it well into the thermosphere. Just some videos for one's enjoyment. http://www.wickedlasers.com/images/chart/cigarette.html Lighting a cigarette http://www.wickedlasers.com/images/chart/meltplastic.html Burning through credit card (notice the man colored it black so it would pick up heat easily) http://www.wickedlasers.com/images/chart/night.html The weakest of the lasers at night. Imagine the most expensive one doing this and being able to see it from a very, very far distance. I would be fascinated by that.