November 2, 2016




- Easy to use.

- Three colors for temperatures.

- Readable in darker rooms.

- It is accurate.

- Cheaper than the thermal one.


- Doesn’t have thermometer reading display.

- Come without batteries.

- Does not give a color video of the heat loss.


Overall Rating

Imaging 97%
Thermal Precision 98%
Battery Life 94%
Additional Features 95%

Every home needs at least one of these gadgets so to determine whether or not there are problems within the home’s insulation. With its easy design and use, this leak detector will quickly spot any drafts or leaks around the home. It is important to spot it early on so that later the costs of repair don’t be that high. It can find the sources of heat loss as well which makes it one of the best products from the list. The gadget is also useful because it shows where the heat is escaping.

Therefore, you will know where to look out for possible leakages. Even though it doesn’t have a thermal camera, this detector uses a laser pointer. Black & Decker brand has made the thermal leak detector as well as many other useful products, and through this review, you will see why it is worth buying.

The specifications:

Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 7.3 inches

Weight: 14.9 ounces

Batteries: 1 9V batteries

Color: black

Voltage: 9 volts


Without a doubt, the design of this leak detector is ergonomic, being easy to grip and easy to use as well. It does not weigh much so it is easy to carry and it has a screen that is readable even in the dark rooms which are an advantage. Depending on what metric you use, it can switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius that is located in the battery compartment, so that won’t be a problem.

Battery status is also displayed in the upper left corner so you can always know when to change them. Reference temperature measures are reading at whatever you are pointing it at. It can be seen on the top right of the LCD screen. Other than that, this gadget has a feature called scan temperature, which does exactly that.

Avoid quickly passing through areas; take your time, because the device is scanning after all, and it takes the time to measure everything that is being picked up by it precisely.

The colors that this leak detector uses are the blue, red and green. Blue is for the cold readings; red is for the hot readings, and green is for the room temperatures. You can easily find out where the heat is escaping by pointing this gadget at a wall and checking out what color the device is showing. Overall it is not difficult to learn how to use it when you practice a bit around the house if it is the first time you are using it.


Ergonomic design makes it easy to use. It uses laser pointer reader which is cheaper than the thermal one.Three colors that show different temperatures around parts of the house. Digital display is readable even in darker rooms. and it is accurate.