While buying a best laser level, you should know that whether you are going to buy a Red laser level or Green laser level. Both type of laser levels are differ by light color. You can choose any of them depending on your budget, project type and requirement.
Both types of laser levels are good at their work. Here I am going to differentiate Green vs Red Laser Level briefly.
Working type of Laser Level:
Depending on working of both laser levels, following works can be done by them.
Green laser level can be used for following type of works.
While red laser level can be used for following type of works.
Green laser level has a long range of 45 to 60 feet (for indoor work) while that of red laser level is ranging from 20 to 30 feet. Green laser level is used for outdoor and large scale projects as its range is two times more than red laser level. While red laser level can only be used for indoor works.
Green laser level is more than 20 to 25% expensive than red laser level. You can buy both red laser level and laser receiver instead of green laser level only. Because combined cost of red laser level and laser receiver is still less than a green laser level.
Not only this, we should also include battery cost in this. As you have to change batteries more often. The batteries used in green laser level are not rechargeable.
Due to higher power consumption, green laser level requires more battery power and ends up more quickly. That’s why green laser level is powerful enough to harm your eyes. Before using green laser level, you should be ready to change batteries more often. I personally recommend you to use ‘lithium battery’ with green laser level. As lithium battery can survive more than any other and has good battery timing.
Green laser level is brighter than red laser level. Brightness of green light may also depend on battery power, as a laser level emits bright light when it is connected to a new battery. Red laser level is less bright and can’t be observed at day time. That’s why it is either used for indoor projects or late night works.
Red laser level has low light frequency that’s why its visibility is also low (sometime invisible). Green laser level belongs to class 3A or 3R having wattage of 5mW. While red laser level has class 2 operating below 1mW. A laser level with class 3A or 3R is harmful for human eyes. It may cause eye weakness, short sightedness and blindness.
Green laser level is four times more visible as compared to red laser level. We can observe light peak at about 555nm. Green laser level emits light at frequency of 530nm which is closer to 555nm as compared to red laser level (635nm).
Visibility also depends on type of surface. If a surface is poor reflector, beam of light won’t be visible there. Being more visible, green laser level is a perfect choice for outdoor projects. However red laser level is mostly used in indoor works like hanging picture on wall and ground leveling.
Red laser level is easily accessible as it is cheap and can be used for small projects. Green laser level on the other hand is difficult to find in market and is used for large scale projects.
Just like green laser level, its helping materials are not easily available in market. But don’t worry, you can order it online. Pros and cons of green laser level and red laser level are listed below.
Green Laser Level:
Red Laser Level:
In short, red laser level is a good choice for indoor, small scale and late night projects. It is cheap and don’t use much battery power. And green laser level is a perfect choice for all type of construction and surveying works. It depends on your budget. If you can afford green laser level and battery power then go ahead.
Green laser level can be used for indoor as well as outdoor projects. Red laser level is also a good choice for construction works (especially indoor works). You can also use red laser level for outdoor but small scale projects.
I hope this article has clarified the difference between Green vs Red Laser Level . I personally recommend you to buy a green laser level (if affordable for you). If you have any query, feel free to contact us. We are here to satisfy you.