it is funny, i thought it was one of those things that the timer companies did just to confuse everyone ...
i have light outlet and a pull string for my safelight ( always on, unless film is out ) and have never had trouble burning and dodging
with the light on ... i have had trouble burning/dodging when i make contact prints .. it is a 300 watt bulb and it is sometimes hard to get used to
to (burning + dodging) with so much light ...

sorry for being so clueless, but why would someone need an enlarger meter ?
to check the evenness of light cast down from the enlarger ?
... or to help give a better understanding where to start a test strip at ?