Frequently Asked Questions
How does a laser level work?
Laser levels use a laser, an amplified, focused beam of light emitted from a solid-state device called a diode. These light emitting diodes, also known as LED's are found in many common devices such as digital clocks. Laser levels project a beam of light that can be used as a visual chalk line when a straight and level reference point is needed over a defined area. The laser light beam can either be seen or detected by a receiver.
How often should my laser level be calibrated?
Laser calibration is essential to ensure your laser delivers continuous accuracy. All aLine lasers come complete with a calibration certificate and are checked for accuracy prior to dispatch. aLine recommends that customers get a six-monthly service and calibration check to ensure the instrument is working at optimum accuracy.
Where do I get my laser calibrated?
Return the laser to the dealer for calibration or alternatively, visit a Position Partners' service center.
What is an IP rating?
The IP rating, or Ingress Protection Rating aims to provide customers with a more detailed explanation of the restraints of use for their product than vague marketing terms such as 'waterproof' and 'dust-proof'. The IP code classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion, dust, accidental contact and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. The first digit represents protection against ingress of solid foreign objects into the tool with levels from 0 to 6. The second digit represents protection against ingress of water with nine levels from 0 to 8. Generally, the higher the numbers, the better the IP rating. The highest IP rating a laser can attain is IP68. The IP rating is especially important on a job site where working conditions can be damp or dusty. All aLine lasers have an IP rating of 54.
What is the difference between a green and red beam laser?
Green lasers utilise a green diode that emits a beam that can be seen over a longer distance and therefore in many instances do not require the use of a detector. Green beam lasers are four times more visible to the human eye than red beam which is highly advantageous for interior layout work. As green diodes are more costly to produce, green lasers are generally more expensive than the equivalent red beam.
Are lasers safe?
Lasers are safe when used correctly. The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations impose certain requirements in relation to the safe use of laser equipment at the workplace. The WHS prohibit the use of laser classes 3B, 3R and 4 in construction work. Laser classes that can be used for construction work are classes 1, 2, 3A, and 3B.