standard and laser eyes have the same function. it uses an infrared LED similar to a remote control and a tv. the remote sends a signal to the receiver in the tv and changes channels. in a paintball marker, one sends and one receives. once the signal is blocked, that info is sent to the board saying the marker is ready to fire. for laser eyes, its the same thing but with a colored LED diode. laser eyes just makes your marker pretty that lights up like a christmas tree. there is NO preformance improvement whatsoever between non-lasered eyes and lasered eyes.
I heard that laser eyes are way more battery efficient compared to the standard eyes, not sure if it’s true though.
The only difference is the laser eyes use a visible wavelength. That's it. Neither is better at picking up paintballs (you're thinking of bouncebeam eyes like old Shockers and Ebladed cockers used which had trouble with dark shelled paint for the reason described) or more battery efficient (at least not noticeably).
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