Q: Expected vs actual life of your laser?

I recently purchased an Atomstack A5 PRO 40W laser which claims 10…20K hours of cutting life.

So, while this is new and don’t know if anyone has had one of these to long enough (?? or have you ??) to reach this level … the question is:

What kind of laser life (especially actual vs ‘claimed’ life) have you experienced with your laser? More? Less? (what brand/type? how long vs expected? estimated is good :slight_smile: )

I know diode lasers are much newer, but even for those with other types … did the hype live up to reality for you?