My safelight is plugged into the wall now. So my problem is "nevermore" going to happen.
mine dims pretty fast so i never have to worry about fogging ...
i usually just set it, and listen for the "click" for when it stops
( the alarm is too alarming for me .. )
if i shine a bright flashlight and charge the phosphors it still doesn't
stay very bright ... it does seem to keep OK time though
i have never gone the wrong direction with the hands, which usually is
the reason they die ...