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I was wondering how many of you out there have one of these in your duty bags? And use on a regular basis? What model/price/where did you buy? Also how is it going to court with these citations? Do they question the meter at all? Mostly found responsible/ not-responsible?

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Laser Labs Tint Meter Model 100. I think half my academy class got these soon after graduation and we paid about $50-75 in late '96 early '97. It comes with two sheets of lexan that are tinted/labeled for 78% light transmittance and 29% light transmittance both +/- 2%. Mine still reads those when I put the meter on them. It uses a 9 volt battery and I think I've only had to replace it once.

I don't use it that often but it's a great tool to get into a car. Most people that have excessive tint are trying to hide something. I think I've only fined someone once and they were being a real a$$hole.

Labs is in Scituate 1-800-452-2344

http://www.laser-labs.com
 

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Laser Labs Model 100 here also. Very portable 3" x 6" unit (9v) Only used it couple of times. I only know of one time 26% VLT under CH90/s.9D was charged and I'm sure it stuck. (one of several CMVI's for the dude)
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Our dept has two. Not sure the model. One floats around somewhere, and I grabbed one and stuck it in the cruiser I'm assigned to. I have yet to use it, and since I have been on, I know of one guy who used it. Its a good tool, just seems like it doesnt get much use.
 

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Well I asked our court pross. about it today, is there a certification required to use it? is it considered a scientific tool? and how would the court question its use and accuracy for those reasons?

any answers would be helpful.
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:shock: The tint meter itself doesn't even cost that much!
 

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WOW that class is expensive, like earlier post said the meter doesnt cost that much! I agree its a good way into vehicles and I am sure there are some fake inspections that go along with tint!
 

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Ya Really,

What next? A class on how to use your new .45 GAP model 37?
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my PD got a few b4 i left and they had a margin of error of +/- 2%. so u gotta get the dark dark ones, i don't know how they held up in court.
 

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I use mine all the time...its great, especially when the tint is too dark and they dont have to side view mirrors....(GIG!! $500.00)
 
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