Many people in the construction industry will use laser levels. Even those who are doing improvement projects on a home or adding something to a home may use a laser level. However, in the sunlight laser levels don’t work the greatest because you cannot see the laser. We are here to help you understand first what a laser level is and secondly, how to use it in the sunlight.
What is a Laser Level?
A laser level is known as a control tool. It has a laser beam that projects the level onto a surface. This level can be fixed to a tripod. The tool itself is leveled according to the project. These are great tools for those who need to have something perfectly level, however, even some of the best laser level don’t work well in the sunlight.
1. Use a Laser Level Sensor/Detector/Receiver
Many laser levels have the ability to have a laser sensor on them. This is the best thing you can do to use your level in the bright sun. Even if you cannot see this laser, the sensor will pick it up. This is the most reliable way to use your laser level in the daylight without making mistakes. For you to find if a laser sensor is compatible you must look at the documents that came with the laser.
2. Use Laser Card
This is referred to as the poor man’s laser detector. It is a small piece of plastic that will allow you to identify where your beam of the laser is. Generally, this piece has a hole in it so you can hang in on a screw, however, if you don’t want to use a screw, you can use tape.
3. Laser Recognition Glasses
These special glasses are glasses with colored plastic lenses. You wear them while you are using your laser level so you can see the beam of light from the level. This may not be enough to help you on super bright days but it is generally helpful overall. You may need to use this method and another method if you still cannot see your laser beam.
4. Power Up
If you cannot see your laser beam in the daylight, you may have too weak of a laser. If you are running into issues a lot, you may want to get a laser level with more power. The more powerful the beam is, the more it will show up. Yes, it will even show up on bright days if there is enough power. However, if you are not usually running into trouble, try replacing the battery.
1. Manage Daylight
You don’t want to hear this but it is very helpful. No matter what you do, your laser will be less effective during the bright hours of the day. The sun is your enemy when you are working with a laser level. You should try to avoid using your laser level in the direct sunlight. Try to figure out when the sun is not at its brightest.