Sunnyvale, Calif., June 10, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the Spectra Precision® LT58 Laser Tool, a new line laser for interior construction ideally suited for acoustic ceiling installations.
The LT58 Laser Tool is an easy-to-use, automatic self-leveling laser that projects three 360-degree planes of ultra-bright laser light. The laser produces a bright green laser beam in the horizontal plane. The horizontal green beam is intersected by two vertical red laser planes spaced 90 degrees apart, providing references for interior layout tasks including wall layout and installation, point transfer, finish carpentry, tile layout, and horizontal and vertical alignment.
The laser is compact, lightweight and can be easily setup using the included wall mount. For example, installation on high-ceiling grids can be a quick, easy task as compared to conventional heavier rotating lasers with cumbersome wall mounts.
“We have tested the LT58 with multiple interior contractors and on many jobsites and have consistently found this tool to be the go-to ceiling laser. With its bright green horizontal line, compact form factor and easy setup, contractors were using the LT58 no matter what other lasers were on the site,” said Mike Bank, general manager of Trimble’s Precision Tools business.
The LT58 package includes a universal mounting accessory that allows mounting to various sized ceiling track—including shadow tracks that require alignment to the top of the track. Mounting to tripods, columns and studs of various sizes is also possible. The mount has fine vertical height and horizontal rotation adjustments for quick and easy setups.
The LT58 is powered by a lithium-ion battery, providing a typical battery life of 19 hours with the green beam. In addition, the ecological friendly, rechargeable battery can lower operating costs compared to disposable alkaline batteries.
A tough housing with generous overmold is designed to protect the unit and endure the rigors of the construction environment. This tool is specified to withstand a 3 foot (1 meter) drop test. The laser is warranted with a 3-year over-the-counter dealer exchange policy.
The LT58 Laser Tool is available now through the Spectra Precision Dealer Network.
About Trimble’s Construction Tools Business
Trimble’s Construction Tools Business supplies precision tools and solutions to the construction and surveying markets to enhance productivity. Solutions incorporating laser and optical instruments target general contractors and specialty contractors serving large and small commercial job sites as well as residential builders and remodelers. In addition, a full line of accessories is available to meet the needs of the surveying, engineering and construction markets. For more information, visit: www.spectralasers.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.