Laser Distance Measurer: Get Accurate Distances Instantly
Laser technology is gaining a lot of popularity in almost every industry out there, and it’s no different when it comes to commercial measuring tools. Anyone who’s working on a remodeling or construction project, regardless whether they’re an amateur or professional (electrician, mason, carpenter, contractor, interior designer, etc) would find a laser measurer extremely useful.
A laser distance measurer uses a laser beam to measure the distance to a certain point. The most commonly used method laser measurers use to determine the distance is by sending a laser pulse to object, measuring how long the pulse takes to reflect off the object and return to the measurer. This method is known as the optical measurement process and the results can be displayed in various units of measure.
If you have to perform measuring tasks frequently, then you’re best off investing in a laser distance measurer yourself, instead of wasting time using a conventional tape measurer. This tool is bound to make your work much more efficient, and your life much easier. In order to select the right measurer, there a few factors you need to consider.
If you’re working on a home improvement project, then you won’t need more than 50 metres. However, if you’re a professional contractor you should get a laser measurer that has up to 150 metres of range. Or if you’re working on large construction sites like road or industrial construction, surveying large lands, then you should consider getting a measurer with 150+ metres of range. Note that the maximum range listed on the model refers to the range the laser can achieve if used on a reflective target, so things like light, the surface and the cleanness of the are the laser all have an impact on the range.
When it comes to accuracy, you typically get what you pay for. Cheaper models are accurate of about 0.5cm, which is fine for general area calculations, like determining how long a fence needs to be or how much a wall needs to be painted. However, for more demanding construction or landscaping work where accuracy is extremely necessary, it’s a good idea to have a laser measurer with accuracy to 0.15 or even 0.05cm
Again, you typically get what you pay for, and you shouldn’t pay for a device with more functions if you’re never going to use them. For household projects and casual usage, you don’t need too many (if any at all) functions, while for high-end construction work, you’ll most likely use them. Some of the functions laser measurers can have include: length measurement, area measurement, volume measurement, continuous measurement, addition, subtraction, single indirect measurement, double indirect measurement, combined indirect measurement, etc.