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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun Side-by-Side Comparison

The Helect infrared thermometer is one of the best-performing models in our list. How does the Kizen LaserPro LP300 fare against it?

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Kizen LaserPro LP300

Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Overall Verdict

It doesn't take long for us to make a recommendation The Helect infrared thermometer stands out as one of the top performers in our current database, receiving an impressive total performance score of 8.0 out of 10. On the other hand, the Kizen LaserPro LP300 falls behind with a score of 5.2, primarily due to its inconsistent performance in the hot test involving oil.

While the Helect may not excel in terms of design or usability compared to the Kizen LaserPro LP300, it outshines its accuracy. Since accuracy is the most crucial aspect of a thermometer, the Helect becomes a clear and easy recommendation.

Choose the Helect for reliable and precise readings to meet your temperature measurement needs.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilityKizen LaserPro LP300Helect Infrared The...6.25.29.37.27.88.18.05.3
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Pros & Cons

  • Quite affordable for what it is
  • Solid build quality
  • Laser emitter is bright and can be easily tracked
  • Display panel is decently bright and data points can be easily read in many conditions (under studio lighting, in the dark, etc.)
  • Handle is indented and textured for easier gripping
  • Loud speaker
  • Affordable
  • Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
  • Decent build quality
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Loud speakers
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off
  • The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
  • Lacks many measurement modes
  • The display panel is dim

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
L4 x W1.7 x H6 inches
Weight
4.86 ounces
5.73 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
1
0
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)
-58 to 1,022°F (-50 to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.95
$19.32

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
8.1

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
7.5
KIZEN Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300  at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 30.4°F.
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 16 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 31.3°F.
Helect Infrared Thermal Gun Cold Test with Ice Video
The Helect IR thermometer measuring temperature of an ice bath from 12 inches away. The screen displays 33.4°F.
The Helect IR thermometer measures the temperature of an ice bath from 16 inches away. The screen displays 34.5°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.4°F
33.4°F
Temperature at 16”
31.3°F
34.5°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

3.1
8.4
KIZEN Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of a pan of hot oil. The screen reads 378°F.
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 16 inches to measure the surface temperature of a pan of hot oil. The screen reads 374°F.
Helect Infrared Thermal Gun Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Helect IR thermometer measuring the temperature of boiling from away 12 inches away. The screen displays 367.5°F.
The Helect IR thermometer measures the temperature of boiling oil from 16 inches away. The screen shows 361.6°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
378°F
367.5°F
Temperature at 16”
374°F
361.6°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.0

In the Box

The Kizen LaserPro LP300 lying on its side in the center of the frame. To the left is the shipping box, to the right a pack of AAA batteries, and underneath are user manuals and paperwork.
The Helect IR thermometer in the center, with its plastic sleeving to the left, manuals and battery to the right.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer. The length is 4 inches, the width is 1.77 inches, and the height is 5.9 inches.
The dimensions of the Helect IR thermometer. The length is 4 inches, width is 1.7 inches, and height is 6 inches.
Weight
4.9 oz (138 g)
5.7 oz (162 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.5 cm)
1.7" (4.3 cm)
Height
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.0" (15.2 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.0
Helect Infrared Thermal Gun Build Quality Video
The Helect IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete table, presenting its full side profile.

Laser Emitter

9.0
9.0
The red single-dot laser from the laser emitter of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 on the wall of a dark room.
The red single-dot laser from the laser emitter of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 on the wall of a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer. The thermometer is in scanning mode and there’s a laser dot in the background.
The laser emitter on the Helect IR thermometer is very bright and can be easily tracked even in harsh studio lighting.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer. The thermometer is in scanning mode and there’s a laser dot in the background.
The red laser dot of the Helect IR thermometer gun’s laser emitter in a dark room.
A close-up view of the laser emitter and the sensor head of the Helect IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.0
7.0
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The LCD display panel of the Helect IR thermometer with the backlight turned off. The screen reads 28.7°C
The Helect IR thermometer’s screen with the backlight off.
The LCD display panel of the Helect IR thermometer with the backlight turned off. The screen reads 28.7°C
The LCD display panel of the Helect IR thermometer with the backlight turned on. The screen reads 28.7°C.
Display Type
Backlit LCD panel
LCD
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.25

Battery Compartment

The opened battery compartment of the Kizen LaserPro LP300, two AAA batteries have already been installed inside.
A view into the open battery compartment of the Helect IR thermometer. Inside is a label with the print “9V 6F22.”
The open battery compartment of the Helect IR thermometer.
Battery Type
AAA
9V

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
5.3

Handling

9.0
7.5
The Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The textured handgrip of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The bulbous handle can be uncomfortable to hold for people with smaller hands.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer.
A close-up of the curved, bulbous grip of the Helect IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

3.0
0.0
Emissivity
0.10-1.00
No
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
No
No
Max Mode
No
No
Calibration
No
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

9.0
8.0
The speaker holes and the control panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.

Behind the Comparison

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