Spectra Precision LL100N Rotating Laser Level.
If you are looking for a new rotating laser level, then maybe you should consider the Spectra Precision LL100N Rotating Laser Level. I have used Spectra Precision rotating laser levels on several sites and in this review, I will share my experience as well as the specifications of the rotating laser level.
Is the Spectra Precision LL100N any good?
The short answer is yes. It is just as capable as either the Topcon RL-H5B or the Leica Rugby 610 rotating laser levels. The LL100N is the entry level construction site laser level from Spectra Precision. The Spectra Precision LL100N is a fully self-levelling rotating laser level designed to be used outside on construction sites.
I have already reviewed the Spectra Precision LL300N on this website. The LL300N has more features than the LL100N version. If you are interested in reading about the Spectra Precision LL300N then you can do so on the Spectra Precision LL300N laser level review page.
What is the accuracy of the Spectra LL100N Rotating Laser Level?
The quoted accuracy of the Spectra Precision LL100N is +/- 3.0mm at 30m distance. This is one of the least accurate rotating laser levels available from Spectra Precision. Having said that, I find most are more accurate than this, especial at distances greater than 30m. With any of the rotating laser levels available today, the main detriment to the accuracy will be due to the user or poor condition of the E-Grad staff or receiver.
What is the best feature of the Spectra LL100N?
One of the standout features of the Spectra Precision LL100N is its ability to withstand abuse just like the Spectra Precision LL300N. Spectra Precision are confident that the LL100N can be dropped from a height of 1m onto a concrete floor. This is not a claim that other manufacture’s make. Spectra Precision also claim that the LL100N can survive being pushed over on a tripod at a height of 1.5m.
For me, any rotating laser level that sustains a fall from these heights should be carefully checked and preferably calibrated before being used again. An easy guide for checking the accuracy of a rotating laser level can be found on this website.
Is the Spectra Precision LL100N Site Tough?
The Spectra Precision LL100N has an IP67 rating, which means it protected against dust that may harm the instrument and is also protected from full immersion for up to 30 minutes. This means the two main issues, dust and rain, that are encountered on constructions sites are covered. If it does get caught out in the rain, just make sure it is dried off before it is put back in the carry case.
What is the Warranty with the Spectra Precision LL100N?
The Spectra Precision LL100N comes with a standard 5 year warranty. This is comparable with the Topcon RL-H5A. These are the only two manufactures of rotating laser levels that currently offer a 5 year warranty as standard.
Is there a Rechargeable Battery Pack Available for the Spectra LL100N?
There is a rechargeable battery pack available for the Spectra Precision LL100N. But it is a NiMH rechargeable battery pack. This is not a patch on the Li Ion batteries available for most rotating laser levels. But there is the option of fitting alkaline batteries should the rechargeable batteries run out.
What is the operating range of the Spectra Precision LL100N?
The maximum distance that the Spectra Precision LL100N can operate at is 175m from the rotating laser. This gives a maximum diameter of working of 350m. This is less than the similar Leica Rugby 610 or the Topcon RL-H5B.
Can the Spectra Precision LL100N Level Slopes?
The Spectra Precision LL100N Laser Level can be set to match a slope. You cannot set a slope like you can with a grade laser level. Setting slopes is done by using the receiver to tilt the laser head until the desired reading is reached.
What is the best rotating laser level in 2020?
I have compiled a list of the top 5 best rotating laser levels in 2020 and the reasons why I have ranked them in this way. It is available to read on this website at the top 5 best rotating laser levels in 2020.
What do you get in the Spectra Precision LL100N Rotating Laser Level Kit?
What comprises a rotating laser level kit varies between retailers. But, what should you expect to get as part of the Spectra Precision LL100N rotating laser level kit? As a bare minimum you should get the Spectra Precision LL100N rotating laser, the carry case and a laser detector with clamp. I would also expect to have an aluminium tripod and an E-Grad Staff in a rotating laser level kit.
What price should you pay for the Spectra Precision LL100N?
This depends on the retailer, but one of the best ways to know the price you should be paying currently is to check out the Spectra Precision LL100N on the Amazon website. At the time of writing prices are around £400+VAT for a complete kit. This is cheaper than the comparable Leica or Topcon rotating laser levels and this reflects the fact that the working range and accuracy are lower.
Where should you buy the Spectra Precision LL100N?
You should only buy the Spectra Precision LL100N from a source you trust. A google search will show places to buy the Spectra Precision LL100N but I would recommend that you check out the ones on the Amazon website. This link to the Amazon website will take you straight to the Spectra Precision LL100N.
The Spectra Precision is a decent rotating laser level. It is cheaper than the Leica and the Topcon rivals and this is due to the shorter working range and accuracy. But the Spectra Precision LL100N is claimed to be tougher than its rivals. This may be true and if it is something that is important to you then this could well be the rotating laser level for you.
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