What are the Different Types of Laser Levels?

Construction gearA laser level is an innovative and efficient tool used by keen gardeners and professional contractors alike. It is used to ensure that after the ground has been leveled out, you are working with straight horizontal or vertical lines for your landscaping project.

The price and efficiency of a laser level will depend on which type you purchase.

Here are the different types of laser level available on the market:

Point Generator

Probably the most commonly used type of laser level, because it is so simple to use. It works very much like a spirit level which then emits a laser light, providing a sharp dot indicating the level. Some versions of the tool do include a little gadget that enables you to convert the beam into a line rather than a dot.

Dot Laser

A dot laser projects a square, level line or dot depending on your needs. The prices of these laser levels varies considerably depending on what you need it for. The majority of cheap dot lasers are suitable for use inside the home where you’re trying to correctly line up a shelf or a picture. The more expensive versions are great for outdoor use although you should be able to get advice on this from the company you’re purchasing from – http://laserlevelshop.co.uk/ are a good company to purchase from if in the UK and if elsewhere do research.

Line Laser

This creates a line which is point-to-point directed both horizontally and vertically. The majority of traditional models are designed to be used inside. However recent developments in technology have meant that more complex and efficient models are able to be used outside. Pulse light and light detection means the line laser can work well as an outdoor laser level.

Rotary Laser Level

This tool creates a 360 degree line which is then detected by a different tool when it is being applied to work involving large scale pieces of land. These types of laser level have been designed specifically for outdoor use and are commonly used within the industrial sector. They are extremely efficient and are often used for extremely important jobs like marking gradients for land where roads and pipes will be laid after the foundations have been created. Some come in a manual format where you can adjust the device to ‘self-level’ and other more upmarket versions can be operated using a remote control.

Laser level technology has truly come into its own within the last ten years and they are now being used more and more, both commercially and domestically. They are now much more refined, efficient, handy and easy to use and the increase in products on the market has meant there is a much bigger choice in price and model for consumers.

The accuracy and speed of using a laser level means that time and money is saved on large scale jobs with a big reduction in the need for manpower. The technology continues to advance and recent developments have meant that the results provided by the laser can be automatically transmitted to a handheld device via Bluetooth.