Battery powered safelight

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  1. Jarvman

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    I wanna turn the toilet in uni into a darkroom. Do battery powered safelights exist or did I dream it up?! They must surely, what should I be looking for?
     
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    Have you considered using a battery powered light, covered with amberlith or rubilith?
     
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    My sister had a battery powered wall light, when she died I was given it, it would be easy to fit inside a safelight housing, they sell in the UK quite cheaply.

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    Change the batteries after each seesion if you go that way. Be a bummer losing your light source halfway through a session. But it's a great idea.
     
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    Use rechargeable batteries :D

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    I used a red led bike taillight (as someone mentioned) in a dark red plastic bicycle water bottle (do you see a theme?). It worked really well. Just the tail light produced some fogging, in the water bottle housing it didn't and the light got more even. They have a good life span, those small leds.
     
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    Do you not have a darkroom you can use at the university?

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    Yeah, but its on a different campus, not the site where the studio is. It's 5 mins up the road. Seeing as I'll be doing collodion speed is of the essence! I'm going to buy one of those cycling/fishing headlamps but it'd be nice to have another less directed light source besides. Some of these ideas are real good cheers.
     
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    There is a British battery-powered LED safelight that one wears around one's neck, but I can't remember who makes it. Maybe someone else will know.
     
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    Don't you have electricity or an extension cord? A Jobo Minilux on a lanyard around your neck might suffice. It uses a single AAA battery.
     
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    Army surplus stores carried a flashlight with the rightangle head. the trim ring holding the reflector in also holds filters, one of them was a red one for using during blackouts. I had one that I mounted a chunk cut from an auto tailight lens that worked great.