I use a very bright red LED - probably 1 W and it will fog my ISO 3 homemade emulsions (which are not pan) if left withing 1 inch for 30 seconds. About the same for paper. I've never had any issue with fog at all, for any length of time (including the 2 or 3 hours it takes to make a liquid emulsion) at distances greater than a foot. For B&W papers and lower speed ortho films, there is very little risk of fog with Red LED's in my experience. You have to actually try to fog the paper/ortho film. I use the same light with Arista Ortho film quite often, and have suffered no ill effects.
Dave, how did you measure that ? I've had a few LESs with different centre frequencies I've had for a while, wondering what I would use to measure their response.
Originally Posted by DaveOttawa
I bought a set of red LEDs and strung them in my darkroom as safelights. It works well. I ran a test of exposing a sheet of paper for an hour with no fogging. You can also get orange LEDs too. I stopped using my Thomas Duplex safelight because the LEDs are so bright.
Take a look:
Do a proper safelight test as per Kodak's instructions prior to using LED safelights.
Or even the quick-and-dirty CD test. You might be surprised.