Old 12-24-2014, 05:35 PM #1
WyoLights's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
WyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to behold
WyoLights WyoLights is offline
Junior Member
WyoLights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
WyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to beholdWyoLights is a splendid one to behold
Default Leica Disto Mod good idea?

New to the forum, so apologies if I've broken protocol with this post, somehow. I've searched for similar posts and read alll newbie rules, but might have missed something. Feel free to chastise as needed. Or to help.

We use Leica Disto lasers in my job for measuring buildings. We don't use them as much as I'd like because it is often faster to use a 100' tape measure.

Pros:
Fast for inside measurements, wall to wall.
Fast for driveways- stand at the end and shoot to the wall, is much faster than running tape.
Great for measuring story height.
Short distances are quick and easy.

Cons:
Red dot is hard to see, especially bright days, hard to find the target if you have a partner. (Partner holds up a small target board at the end of the wall.)

The con is a killer. If you can't see the dot easily, you can't focus in on the other end to get an accurate measurement and the tape measurer is faster. For long buildings, even a 100' tape measure can be a PITA, especially if there are obstacles. I'd much rather shoot a laser.

I've searched and can find no green laser distance meter. My thought is that green would be much better and might be easy to spot, making it the choice over a tape measure. So, I'm hoping to tap into the knowledge base here. I have no green lasers. Are they very easy to see in the sunlight over a distance of 100' or so? Could the laser diode in a Leica Disto be switched out from red to green and the tool still function? In general, is it a reasonable idea to think that switching out the diode to green would solve the problem?

Thanks, in advance, for any advice.


__________________
Grasshopper
WyoLights is offline   Reply With Quote


















Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

























Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:52 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC