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    Darkroom Safe Light

    Got moved into my new house and getting my new darkroom built. Its much larger than my old one and my old single bulb patterson safelight probably won't be enough. Has anyone used something as simple as these red LED bulbs for safelights before?

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Hello

    I use these in my dark room
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...mens/440/1477/
    Ilford paper is basically blind to them, for my testing anyways
    I have 8 on at once, so the darkroom is really bright
    Dan

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    +1 on the superbrightleds.
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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    I've also been looking at red strip lights.

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...-fixture/3277/

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Out of Stock, Expected 10/30/20
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    Buy these only!

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    Cheap, very low power, I leave them on 24/7, turning them off only to load real film


    Quote Originally Posted by Dan6077 View Post
    Hello

    I use these in my dark room
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...mens/440/1477/
    Ilford paper is basically blind to them, for my testing anyways
    I have 8 on at once, so the darkroom is really bright
    Dan
    sin eater

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    Another vote for the superbrightleds.

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Yup, those teeny little SuperBright bulbs sure are nice... They are a standard socket size so you can just wire up any fixture, or even use them in your safelight housing. I use one in a pull string fixture so I can turn it off when I am metering. I do filter them with Rubylith but I don't think that is really necessary.

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Does anyone know if the amber bulbs are safe for printing paper?

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Are the super bright LEDs safe for X-Ray film?

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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Many are not

    I bought a box of these long ago and highly recommend them at 4' and still limit dwell time

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...mens/440/1477/
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