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    DIY Question Whats the best type of Laser level

    I'm looking to replace the rose and pendant in my house with 6ft led baton (florescent) style fittings, but i want to be sure that they are fitted in line with each other length-ways.
    What would be the best type of laser to purchase to carry out this task?
    Even better would be a recommendation for a specific product sub £100.00

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    Make sure you go for LED over fluorescent when purchasing the new light.

    Don't take this the wrong way, but can't you just use a tape measure? I have a laser measurer I use sometimes for specific jobs, I bought the this from Amazon when it was on a price drop to £15.99, Bosch PLR 15 Digital Laser Measure (Measuring up to 15 m) amazon.co.uk/dp/…KXZ

    2 bits of timber long enough to reach ceiling and rest against walls. Put some string across and mark with a pencil. Cheaper.

    Surely a tape measure and a chalk line would be better?

    Your installing 2 x 6' fittings lengthways and want them in a straight line?

    Length of string and 2 drawing pins...?

    I'm not sure laser level would do that it uses gravity to give a level doesn't it.

    depends on the level, I've got one that works via gravity- pendulum style If you put it on the floor it would self level then shine a beam that would hit the ceiling one foot forward of the device up to about 30ft away.
    Its a Stanely one from screwfix about £60 iirc.

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/stanley-self-levelling-cross-line-90-laser-level/50507

    But to do what the op wants, tape measure, drawing pins, taught string is plenty. The level will produce a straight line but its not going to screw the thing to the ceiling...
    Edited by: "syne209" 17th Jan

    Original Poster

    A tape measure won't help me as walls are not straight.
    I understand there are lasers that one can use, but I just to be told which type.

    NaNachNachmanMeuman

    A tape measure won't help me as walls are not straight. I understand … A tape measure won't help me as walls are not straight. I understand there are lasers that one can use, but I just to be told which type.



    IMO a laser won't give you anything that 2 drawing pins, length of string and a tape measure couldn't.

    Decide where you want the fittings, measure from both walls, do same at either end and mark, insert pin, and attach string, you can then step back and see the line the fittings will take, adjust if required until your happy, then install fittings.

    2 x 6' fittings does sound extreme to replace 1 pendant though...

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