The battle of Red Laser Vs Green Laser rages on, clearly Green is easier to see with the human eye than Red but there are other factors that need to be considered, mainly cost and runtime. Good news is the cost on green lasers has come down dramatically so it is easier to build lasers such as the Bosch GLL 100 G ($229), the other good news is that Red Line Lasers continue to fall as well with some cheaper options even below $40 like the Bosch GLL 2. This certainly doesn’t make the decisions easier but good news is pretty much anyone can afford a laser level. Runtime is the other important consideration while Bosch does not give their specs, PLS does provide estimates of 35+ hours with PLS180 RED ($282) but only 2-6 hours with PLS180 GREEN ($479) which is probably very similar ratios across other brands.
We recently got a first look at Bosch’s new Green Line Laser at the STAFDA trade show, this will have 3x 360 green line lasers which will use their 12V platform which makes a lot of sense. Bosch is in a unique place where they are very strong at laser technology and they’ve got a good compact battery platform so battery run-time is far less of an issue.
There are a lot of different types of laser Levels and applications where those lasers will perform better. If you have any questions give the experts at Ohio Power Tool a call 800-242-4424 and they will be happy to help you find the laser or answer any questions you might have.