Darkroom Illuminator LED Safelight

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  1. Henry Alive

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    Can you recommend me a Red Led Safelight, E27, 230 V? I would like to replace my red incandescent lamps in order to increase the illumination level in my darkroom.
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    I use these my darkroom...one red and one amber. They both seem safe for all materials, but I try to stick to the red one where recommended. I have 115VAC, but they also list them as available in Europe so they are either the same bulb or they have an equivalent 230VAC version.
     
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    Thanks, Mark. You have been very kind. I try to find an European distribuitor.
    Henry.
     
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    i use a standard halogeen spot with a piece of lee filter nr 27. works like a charm. I put a dimmer on the halogeen spot so i can controle the light output.

    Tom
     
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    I use the Maplin Orange LEDs but they are very directional so I use them in safelights which already have orange filters, for a bit of diffusion. For B&W Ilford papers they are safe as houses for at least 7 minutes on pre-flashed Ilford paper, and as bright as you can want.
    Richard
     
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    I should add that the Maplin LEDs have GU10 fittings. I found GU10 to bayonet adapters at an eBay shop in HongKongand bought a couple, good price and prompt service.
    Richard
     
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    Try searching Superbright LEDs. figure out what wavelength of light your paper is insensitive to, and then make sure to do a safelight paper test when you get the bulb installed!!
     
  9. Lee L

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    The OP is in Europe.

    Lee
     
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    i did see that, but superbright LEDs ships internationally.