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    Battery powered safelight

    I wanna turn the toilet in uni into a darkroom. Do battery powered safelights exist or did I dream it up?! They must surely, what should I be looking for?

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    Have you considered using a battery powered light, covered with amberlith or rubilith?

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    I use a red Petzl headlamp sometimes which works well (http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/head.../-elite/signal). Also, some people have had good luck using LED bicycle tail lights.
    Jobo has made some battery powered safelights as well.

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    My sister had a battery powered wall light, when she died I was given it, it would be easy to fit inside a safelight housing, they sell in the UK quite cheaply.

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    Change the batteries after each seesion if you go that way. Be a bummer losing your light source halfway through a session. But it's a great idea.
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    Use rechargeable batteries

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    I used a red led bike taillight (as someone mentioned) in a dark red plastic bicycle water bottle (do you see a theme?). It worked really well. Just the tail light produced some fogging, in the water bottle housing it didn't and the light got more even. They have a good life span, those small leds.

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    Do you not have a darkroom you can use at the university?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kershaw View Post
    Do you not have a darkroom you can use at the university?

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    Yeah, but its on a different campus, not the site where the studio is. It's 5 mins up the road. Seeing as I'll be doing collodion speed is of the essence! I'm going to buy one of those cycling/fishing headlamps but it'd be nice to have another less directed light source besides. Some of these ideas are real good cheers.

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    There is a British battery-powered LED safelight that one wears around one's neck, but I can't remember who makes it. Maybe someone else will know.
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