Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
Black is black. I think of a darkroom as the inside of a camera. Would any level of light leak be acceptable? A changing bag for loading film in a daylight processing tank would be safest if the darkroom is not 100% dark.

As others have said, this may eliminate the ability to do some things like tray process. I myself always try for perfection even though its seldom achieved.

So, "Don't slack, make it Black" . It is not that hard to do and you only have to do it once.

JMHO
...or what part of dark do you not understand?

I would also suggest a furnace filter built into the intake for the room. Everywhere light can leak in (with the exception of a window) dust can follow especially if there is suction. Dust, pet hair, etc. do not make for pretty negatives or prints.

John Powers