Choosing the brightest laser level. Test of popular models

The brightness of the laser line in a laser level depends on several factors, but primarily on the power of the transmitter.

It may also depend on the color of the laser light and the quality of the laser module as a whole. More specifically, it is the quality of the transmitter and the quality of the milling and mirror coating of the cone prism.

The quality of the laser module at the Huepar DT03CG laser level.

As a rule, for the same transmitter power, a laser level with a green laser will be brighter than a red laser, all other things being equal.

Not always the brightest laser level is a good thing. If you have very sensitive eyes, the bright green beam may not work for you. In this case, it is better to consider buying a laser level with a red laser.

You look for the brightest laser level in the hope that it will be visible outdoors in clear weather, but with the allowed transmitter powers in these devices, it’s not realistic. Therefore, a special laser receiver is used for outdoor work.

Yes, it is theoretically possible to have a high power laser installed in a laser level that will be clearly visible outside even in sunny weather, but this is very dangerous to your eyes and the eyes of those around you. With such a powerful transmitter, corneal burns would be assured.

Results of the laser level brightness test

There is no possible way to determine the brightness level of a laser line by eye for similar laser levels. It is better to use a precision instrument called a luxmeter to measure it. It will give you a clear understanding of who is brighter.

The most popular models of 3D and 4D laser levels with cone prisms took part in the test.

The brightness table will be updated with other models, so we recommend checking the website occasionally for the latest information.

One more very important clarification before looking at the table. In case anyone does not know, laser levels with CONUS prisms do not have the same uniformity of luminescence over the entire circumference. Therefore, the plane has the brightest area and the dimmest area. For better understanding, measurements were taken in four positions:

  • 1st measurement – the brightest side of the plane at 5 meters;
  • 2nd measurement – the dimmest side of the plane at 5 meters;
  • 3rd measurement – the brightest sector of the plane at 10 meters;
  • 4th measurement – the dimmest sector at 10 meters.
Model name5m bright side5m dull side10m bright side10m dull side
HIBIRU OMNITRONIK 436043,7 LUX9,9 LUX22,9 LUX4,0 LUX
HUEPAR P03CG34.6 LUX6.7 LUX15.7 LUX2.9 LUX
FUKUDA MW-94D-4GX34,2 LUX5,1 LUX14,2 LUX1,8 LUX
HUEPAR S04CG30,5 LUX5,3 LUX14,5 LUX1,6 LUX
HUEPAR LS41G28,0 LUX3,2 LUX12,7 LUX0,6 LUX
FIRECORE F304T-XG27,4 LUX2,9 LUX12,7 LUX0,6 LUX
HILDA 4D25,4 LUX5,9 LUX12,3 LUX2,1 LUX
ZOKOUN IE16R24,8 LUX5,0 LUX9,2 LUX1,7 LUX
HUEPAR DT03CG22,0 LUX5,2 LUX10,8 LUX1,7 LUX
FIRECORE F94T-XG21,3 LUX3,6 LUX9,2 LUX0,8 LUX
HUEPAR 603CG19,7 LUX4,1 LUX8,6 LUX1,1 LUX
FUKUDA MW-93T-3GX18,2 LUX4,4 LUX7,1 LUX1,2 LUX
HUEPAR B03CG13,4 LUX2,7 LUX5,1 LUX0,6 LUX
HUEPAR 904DG9,8 LUX2,7 LUX3,8 LUX0,5 LUX
FIRECORE F93T-XR (RED)9,8 LUX4,0 LUX4,3 LUX1,0 LUX
HUEPAR LS04CG29,5 LUX5,3 LUX13,2 LUX1,8 LUX
HUEPAR S04CG-L37,2 LUX5,5 LUX13,2 LUX1,8 LUX
KAIWEETS KT360A27,3 LUX5,1 LUX13,5 LUX2,1 LUX
FIRECORE F504T-XG23,1 LUX4,3 LUX10,9 LUX1,6 LUX
Brightness table

🟩 – The green color indicates the 5 brightest laser levels by column. There may be more than 5 shaded cells in one column because the result values may be repeated. As the table is filled with new models, the top 5 brightest laser levels may change.

Video testing laser levels for brightness

Sergei Mikhailuk

For seven years I was engaged in various interior decoration and construction of country houses. Then I opened a shop selling laser and geodetic instruments. For nine years I have been selling and making alignment of laser levels, so I have accumulated a lot of experience in this area. Now I am writing and shooting detailed reviews of the laser instrument. For more details, see the page about me.

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