Quote Originally Posted by Robert
I remember the time I was in the dark basement loading 100 feet of film into the loader. The furnace started and it looked like noon-)) This is with the furnace facing away from me. Wasn't really that bright but sure seemed that way with the light reflecting off the wall.
Yeah, after you've been in the the dark for a while, an inch of glow tape on the other side of the room starts to look like a road flare.

Can't you just get a sheet of fire rated board and temporily put it up between you and the stove?
I have a feeling that I'm going to have to do something like that. Some sort of screen. A Red filter would be cool, though. It would make a cheerful safelight.