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Safelight.

posted Apr 1, 2015, 11:48 PM by Max Bedoff   [ updated Apr 2, 2015, 6:46 AM ]


  Safelight, a compulsory part of any darkroom, is usually considered as not quite important, but in fact, a good and proper lamp makes life much easier.

  I tried various options, starting from the old fashioned lamp
with a glass filter made in USSR in the 1980s, to the various options by Kaiser and Paterson.

  Finally, I focused on Durst Labolux Safelight. This device provides a smooth, bright enough safelight amber, ranging from 585 to 590 nm. This light is completely safe for modern
multi-contrast sheets, but the most important thing is that you can safely work in a lab with only the lantern on, without any eye fatigue problems, in contrast to the traditional red lantern.

  Also note that the amber light provides with significantly less contrast perception of a print compared to the traditional red and
allows you to observe the developing process more objectively.

  Furthermore,
this wonderful lamp uses LED technology, so it does not require replacing light bulbs, and
is almost eternal.