Whether you are doing small-scale surveying in your back garden or you are overseeing a large team building a road or a railway, a laser detector is a vital tool in your arsenal for long-distance or outdoor work.
Laser detectors work by emitting an audible beep or activating an LED light when the laser has found its target.
This is useful because when you are working outdoors, or over long distances, it can be difficult to see the laser with your own eyes, but you still want to know where the laser is hitting so you can work with accuracy.
As well as being a cutting-edge manufacturer of laser levels themselves, Huepar sell a wide variety of detectors that are compatible with Huepar laser levels on pulse mode.
So, if you already know from our other posts on this website what laser levels are for you but are unsure as to what detector goes best with your product and meets your specifications, then read on. By the way, check out our Huepar laser levels reviews page if you want to know which Huepar green laser level is the best!
After countless hours of research, looking through Amazon reviews and user videos, two of the strongest detectors we can find on the market are the Huepar LR-6RG and the LR 5RG. These laser level receivers are both very good, but which one will work for your needs.
You might be interested in reading this Huepar 901CG vs 902CG comparison article we did. We know these are popular Huepar models so we thought we might include the post in here.
- 1 What is the Huepar LR-5RG
- 2 What is the HueparLR-6RG
- 3 How is the LR-5RG different than the LR-6RG
- 4 How is the LR-5RG like the LR-6RG
- 5 Pros and cons of the Huepar LR-5RG laser detector
- 6 Some pros and cons of the Huepar LR-6RG laser receiver
- 7 Who should get the LR-5RG?
- 8 Who should get the LR-6RG?
What is the Huepar LR-5RG
The LR-5RG is a laser detector that is compatible with most Huepar laser levels on Pulse Mode. It detects lasers that are either red or green from up to 200 feet away. It uses optical and acoustic signals to tell the user when it is in line with the laser.
What is the HueparLR-6RG
The LR-6RG, just like the one above is a laser level detector that works with most Huepar laser levels with Pulse Mode. It detects lasers that are either green or red from up to 200 feet away. It uses optical and acoustic signals to tell the user when it is in line with the laser.
How is the LR-5RG different than the LR-6RG
Battery life is one crucial difference that distinguishes the LR-6RG. The LR-6RG comes with a 9V battery which gives the device 70 hours of battery life, and it also comes with an automatic shut-off feature which powers down the device after eight minutes of inactivity to save battery.
By comparison, the 5RG comes with the, admittedly easier to purchase, AA batteries which give the device only 20 hours of battery life, and the shut-down features come after ten minutes of inactivity.
So, if you do not want to be constantly running to the battery store, the 6RG has an obvious advantage.
The 5RG is more lightweight, weighing in at just 140g, compared to the 6RG which is three times as heavy at 420g.
Both laser detectors work with laser levels such as Hueper 602Cg or 902CG!
How is the LR-5RG like the LR-6RG
Both products feature a simple interface that is very user-friendly. They generate acoustic and optical signals that help the user to locate the laser accurately and very quickly. Both receivers utilize an LED indicator and loud beeping sounds to help you find the target.
Both devices share a heavy-duty clamp which makes it easy to attach to a rod or to another target point.
Pros and cons of the Huepar LR-5RG laser detector
- Working distance of up to 200 feet when the laser level is on pulse mode, as is verified by users on Amazon
- Lightweight at only 140g
- Large reception window for easy visual readout on both sides of the device.
- Adjustable volume, so it is very loud if you are outdoors amidst a lot of tools, or quieter if you are working inside your house later at night.
- Batteries (AA) not included
- Short battery life
Some pros and cons of the Huepar LR-6RG laser receiver
- Comes with a 9V battery
- 70-hour long battery life
- Multi-side readout
- One button control, no complicated features that you do not need.
- Heavier than the LR-5RG at 420 grams.
- A 9V battery, once it runs out, is hard to replace.
Who should get the LR-5RG?
The LR-5RG is the product with shorter battery life, so I would recommend you buy this product if you are only going to need to use it occasionally.
While the short battery life is not a concern, provided you have AA batteries in the house somewhere for your TV remote or your torch, you should be able to replace them easily, and this is not necessarily the case for a 9V battery, which is difficult to procure.
Who should get the LR-6RG?
If you are a construction professional, you do not want to have to worry about the battery on your device going flat in the middle of a job. The LR-6RG, with its 70-hour battery life, will not let you down.
This device is designed for the higher end market, so it may be right for you if you are working longer or more complex jobs.