In today’s technology-driven world, exposure to electromagnetic, microwave and radio waves is practically unavoidable. While you may not know it, even the cell phone that’s glued to your hand for 99.875% of the day could be emitting harmful waves; waves that can interfere with mental clarity, sleep quality, and overall health. Your laptop, desktop, microwave, air purifier and even your home wiring may all be emitting dangerously high levels of electromagnetic, electrical, microwave and radio waves; and you may be suffering the consequences. So what can you do to protect yourself from this potentially harmful interference? First, you can find out where it is. Enter, the EMF meter.
What is an EMF meter?
This handy tool is designed to detect electromagnetic fields. While you may have heard mention of it for the more creepy pastime of ghost hunting, its usefulness extends far beyond a few Halloween adventures. EMF devices are designed with a variety of features which may include electric field detection and radio frequency detection. When used in conjunction, these features give users insight into which appliances and objects in their home are emitting dangerous levels of wave activity. Once the offenders have been established, home and business owners may take precautions to avoid over-exposure to these waves. Many people report that lessened exposure to such fields results in improved sleep, mental clarity, and overall health.
Here’s what we consider to be the best EMF meter’s on the market today – 2017
The K2 EMF Meter is sturdy, portable, powerful, yet easy to use. It provides ultra-responsive EMF detection and can instantly detect changes in electromagnetic activity. It features a color-coded reaction label with easy to see UV lights to quickly and easily view levels of activity. The K2 covers frequencies from 50-20,000 Hz with an accuracy of 5% at 50 – 60 Hz. It is considered one of the most consistent and reliable portable EMF meters on the market. Its portable design makes on-the-go readings quick and convenient and it comes with a long-lasting 9V battery already set for use.
This portable meter features three capabilities combined into one powerful and versatile unit. The Trifield 100XE is a gaussmeter, field radio strength meter and electric field meter all in one; and is the only EMF meter to offer all three capabilities. It is a 3-axis unit, meaning it can provide quick and accurate readings, regardless of its orientation. This feature allows rapid scanning of large areas without the need to stop and orient the meter in the direction of the strongest reading. This meter also detects AC and electric fields, which can exist separately from magnetic fields. It has an operating life of 40 hours and runs via a 9V battery.
If you’re looking for a way to scare your friends, the Ghost Meter may just be it. While it may be a great tool for your next haunted house excursion, it also functions quite well around the house. It’s build to ignore the frequencies emitted from the human body, it can detect areas of high frequency in and around your home. It recognizes high EMF readings from cell phones, cables and wiring, and is a great tool for quick and easy scanning. With three built-in display features including LED lighting, an audio signal and a needle display, this meter is easy to read and provides rapid response to heightened electromagnetic levels. The Ghost Meter is portable and operates on a 9V battery.
The Lutron 822-A EMF Meter is lightweight, portable and easy to use. It is quite accurate, providing readings 0.1-199.9 mG over the extremely low-frequency range of 30 – 400Hz and calibrated to an error of 4% at 50/60Hz. A single axis meter, it must be oriented to the magnetic field being measured in order to provide the most accurate readings. When properly oriented, it samples every 0.4 seconds and displays data in milligauss and microteslas. It operates via a 9V battery and has a one year warranty.
This EMF meter combines electromagnetic capabilities with radio frequency detection to create a versatile, easy to use tool. It has a range of 100 MHz to 8 GHz and the user-friendly interface allows users to easily switch between EMF and RF modes with the touch of a button. This meter features an LCD backlit display to allow for ease of readability in dark spaces. Because the backlight consumes a disproportionate amount of battery life, the unit is pre-set to turn this function off after 10 seconds of inactivity. This meter is a great choice for detecting potentially harmful threats throughout the home and office, allowing users to take steps to protect both themselves and their families.
This compact and portable meter is great for on-the-go readings that are accurate and reliable. It features a digital display that provides readings from 0.1 mG to 199.9 mG. It has an accuracy of 10% plus eight digits at 50Hz/60Hz and a frequency response range of 30Hz – 400Hz. It is a single axis meter, making it necessary to align the unit properly to the electromagnetic field to obtain a maximum reading. Providing scans 2.5 times per second, this unit allows users to obtain reliable measurements throughout the home from stereos and air purifiers to microwaves and wiring.
The Extech 480836 is a high-frequency EMF measuring device and is designed to detect EMF from 50MHz to 3.5 GHz. Its high-tech design features a triaxial measurement probe that is optimized for 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.7 GHz, and its backlit, digital display is clear and easy to read. With options to view readings for instantaneous value, average value and maximum value, this Extech meter allows the user to evaluate the full extent of EMF data from their measurement region. To alert the user to dangerously high readings, it also features an alarm which users can set to their preferred threshold. The unit also comes equipped to store up to 99 datasets for keeping track of all your most important measurements around the home.
This portable, compact meter features a color LCD display and provides electromagnetic, electric and radio frequency measurements in one easy to use meter. Color-coded readings allow easy recognition of field measurements, and the audible alarm feature alerts users to dangerously high levels. The electromagnetic range is 0.02~2000 mG, and electric field range is 50 V/m to 2000 V/m, while radio frequency capabilities can detect readings from cell phones, laptops, wifi and more. Users can select from a variety of operating languages including English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. This unit operates via AAA battery.
The KKmoon EMF meter is an electric field meter and magnetic field radiation meter wrapped up into one compact, portable and easy-to-use device. It’s not as feature-heavy as some other options, but performs well and offers an electric range of 1-1999 V/m and a magnetic range of 0.01-19.99 microteslas. It is a handy tool for measuring radiation from a variety of household items and the LCD display alerts users to measurements in excess of normal ranges. This unit operates via a 9V battery.
This feature-heavy unit comes equipped with electromagnetic field detection, temperature reading capabilities, glow-in-the-dark buttons, an LCD display, and an expansion slot. Because technology is constantly evolving, new features are constantly being added to this model. Users have the convenient option of simply upgrading features rather than purchasing an entirely new unit. A unique offering, this meter is also equipped with both a regular flashlight and a red night vision light. It is capable of measuring ambient temperatures and features an EMF “burst” feature, allowing all other features to shut down for more accurate EMF readings. This one’s a bit more focused on the paranormal but will still provide accurate EMF readings for home appliances ranging from 30-300Hz.
Whether you’re looking to cut down on emissions from your home appliances, attempting to discover the source of interference, or having a bit of fun with friends, an EMF meter is a useful tool to keep around. You may just find that several items around your home or office are creating harmful interference. Who knows? This portable and easy-to-use tool may just be your ticket to better health.