I wonder if it can really be used when developing film in open trays vs loading film (developing obviously exposes the film for anywhere from 7 to 25 minutes in my case minutes before it is fixed).
One thing that could help is the glowing fades pretty quickly on my Gra-lab, down to very dim but still visible levels. Presumably this is because it is 40+ years old.
All these years I've developed sheet film without a visible timer, just a metronome and counting the minutes in my head!! Talk about adding stress to the process: "wait was I at 6 minutes or 7 minutes". It's like counting long rests when playing music. Stop concentrating for a few seconds and you're in trouble.
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