What To Look For in a Laser Level
Laser levels should be able to shoot grids on walls or mark out plumb dots, although not all have a plumb dot mode. You can choose between red and green laser levels. Red lasers are more common and budget-friendly, but the better laser levels are the green ones . Green laser levels have a longer working range than red lasers and are brighter and easier to use outside. However, they are that much more expensive.
The laser level working range is specified (in metres) both with and without a receiver, so bear this in mind when comparing values. Horizontal laser levelling line accuracy is an important feature – this is specified in mm/m, with lower numbers more favourable. The best laser levels are accurate to within +/-0.2 mm/m.
Laser levels are battery-powered – look out for their maximum operating time – the best laser levels can go for up to 20 hours. Some come with a rechargeable battery too. Finally, dust and splash protection is an important feature for laser levels – make sure yours is IP54 certified. Whether you’re going for a green or red laser, I’ve researched the best ones available right now. Here’s what I found out…