Fluoro Safety Light question

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by spongeboy, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. spongeboy

    spongeboy Member

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    I've helped set up a darkroom at the local university.
    My (cheapskate, but reasonable) choice for safety lights had been to re-install a pair of old 5.5" round Kodak safelights that are lying around. I suggested just to get OC filters for them (they currently have a OA and 1A in them) and run them with e.g. ceiling mounted string-pull switches.
    Anyway, there are currently bright red fluoros intalled instead, which turned out to fog the paper (enough said)
    So, to remedy the situation, the electrician suggested this solution:
    http://www.encapsulite.com/shieldonly.html

    Has anyone used these filters? Which type?

    thanks!
     
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    Can't speak from experience, but those should work as long as the actual light output doesn't exceed the paper mfgr's recommendations, usually 15W at X distance away.
     
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    Thanks. I'd go for Dark Amber I guess....