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Old 02-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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IR Thermometers

Does anyone have experience with either of these IR thermometers?

Kintrex IRT 0421

B&D TLD 100

My goal is partly for a home energy audit and partly because my B-Day is coming up and my lovely wife wants to know what gadget I might like.

The Kintrex is technically (spec-wise) a better tool. The B&D's color beam looks interesting, but I wonder if it's just a gimmick.

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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I can't say a lot about it yet, as I only bought it a few weeks ago, but I decided on the TLD100, due to some reviews that I read, and for my purposes, which I can probably best describe as casual, I am very satisfied with it so far. To date, it has been more of a toy than anything, but I have experimented with it around our home, and its' responsiveness has surpassed my expectations; in other words, it updates the readings quickly enough that you do not feel you have to move it a snails pace. As for the color feature, for the most part I could take or leave it, as it constantly displays both the starting and current temperature, but in an attic or crawlspace, as an example, although I have not spent much time with it there yet, I can definitely see an advantage.
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