Using the Durst M800 Danoli cold light

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by RobertP, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. RobertP

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    I was finally able to find a Durst Danoli cold cathode light for my M800. My question is should I be using a voltage stabilizer with this light source and did Durst make a stabilizer for the Danoli? Thanks, Robert
     
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    The problem with cold cathode lighting is that the intensity changes dramatically as the tube heats up. Voltage stabilization is of little help with that issue. I supect the top three solutions are 1) keep the light on continuously, 2) keep the lamp off when not exposing but keep it heated with a thermostatically controlled heater and 3) adjust printing times 'on the fly' with a sensor and computerized timer.
     
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    Sounds like option one would be the cheapest and most simple. Thanks, Robert