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Safelights and SaltHill. A look at the four basic kinds of darkroom illumination and tips on testing the safety of any safelight.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Oct 1992 (v.14#10) pg. 18

Tip on using a flashlight with a red filter for reading settings in the darkroom.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Nov 1992 (v.14#11) pg. 8

Darkroom 101. Lesson 3. Correct testing procedure for a darkroom safelight to determine if it will fog your paper.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jul 1994 (v.16#7) pg. 7

Install double pole, single throw switches on your white light and safe light circuit to prevent accidentally turning on the white lights. Either switch turns on the safe lights, but both must be used to turn on the white lights.
CAMERA 35 Sep-Oct 1973 (v.17#7) pg. 70

A wiring diagram featuring switches and recepticals which make it easy to turn on or off all of your darkroom equipment and lights.
CAMERA 35 Oct 1974 (v.18#7) pg. 76

Foot pedal control for an enlarger starts the timer and turns off the safelights when the enlarger light goes on, and vice versa. Est. cost: $10.
CAMERA 35 Dec 1974 (v.18#9) pg. 53

Non-image light in printing. Reducing flare light or other non-image light to gain local contrast in the highlight end of the scale. A look at both good and bad effects of non-image forming light when printing.

How to determine if your safelight filter is fogging your paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1979 (v.1#1) pg. 11

How to view and evaluate wet prints. Includes tips on proper safelight levels.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1980 (v.2#3) pg. 58

Safety checks for safelights. Test to determine if safelight is the cause of fogged paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.2#5) pg. 59

Tip: Use a flashlight with red cellophane over the lens to find things in your darkroom, to read the aperature ring on your enlarger, etc.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1981 (v.3#1) pg. 12

Tip: Christmas tree bulbs in colors may be usable as photographic safelights.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1981 (v.3#2) pg. 15

Tip: Which safelight colors are used with various photographic materials.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1981 (v.3#4) pg. 8

Build a darkroom searchlight. Convert an ordinary penlight into a handy handheld safelight. Est. cost: $5.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1981 (v.3#6) pg. 78

How to choose a safelight. (Buying guide). How to test your safelight with a piece of presensitized enlarging paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1982 (v.4#3) pg. 21

A "trapdoor" is used to control the amount of light coming from a sodium safelight. The door can be controlled from a remote location via a string.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1983 (v.5#4) pg. 14

Ten step technique to determine if your darkroom safelight will fog your photographic paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1984 (v.6#4) pg. 60

Safelight sense. Tips on selecting and using darkroom safelights and filters.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1986 (v.8#2) pg. 54

Tip: Use a flashlight whose lens is covered with tape as a safelight when working with Kodak Panalure RC paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1986 (v.8#4) pg. 6

Tip: Place a conduit strap over a light switch to prevent accidentally turning on the white light.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.8#5) pg. 14

Tips on preventing darkroom fluorescent light "afterglow" from fogging film and paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 12

Best method for testing a safelight is described.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1987 (v.9#8) pg. 19

Convert a penlight into a pocket safelight.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 49

Tip: Use a dimmer on your safelight.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1988 (v.10#5) pg. 8

Simple test to determine if your safelight is really safe.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1989 (v.11#1) pg. 8
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 3, 8

Tip: Use a dimmer switch on your safelight circuit.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 9
Correction DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1989 (v.11#11) pg. 4

Tip on using both high and low-wattage white lights in your darkroom to save your eyes.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1989 (v.11#10) pg. 4

Bargain safelight. How to build a darkroom flashlight that uses three red LEDs. Est. cost: $7.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1990 (v.12#2) pg. 56
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1990 (v.12#6) pg. 6
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1990 (v.12#8) pg. 6

Tip: Use small dots of glow-in-the-dark vinyl tape, instead of safelights, when processing light-sensitive color film and paper.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Jun 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 45

Enlarger control center turns safe light on and off for focusing.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1964 (v.7#1) pg. 87

Darkroom-in-use lamp flashes outside the door whenever the darkroom is dark.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jun 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 98

Darkroom tips from a professional laboratory. Includes PVC pipe containers for film clip tests, using lipstick to retouch a contact negative, a flashlight hung from the ceiling, and a shop-built camera to make 4x5 dupe negatives from 35mm color slides.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1984 (v.33#5) pg. 20

Gadgets and ideas that make life easier in the professional photo lab. (1) Keeping orders together. (2) Scheduling boards. (3) Wash tanks built from plywood. (4) Film cleaners, dust prvention, etc. (5) Light switch guard. (6) Homemade slide-to-4x5 copy camera. (7) Test strip processing & checking.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1988 (v.37#5) pg. 21

Contact printer, safe light and light box combination.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #418 Mar 1963 (v.59) pg. 112

Tips on building darkrooms in small places, plus how to test your safelight.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1966 (v.30#7) pg. 28

Three accessories, (1) portable safelight, (2) white room light that is easily turned on and off with elbow, and (3) hypo tank cover which doubles as a preliminary print dryer.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1966 (v.30#9) pg. 92

Tips on electrical wiring considerations for photographic darkrooms.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1972 (v.36#3) pg. 30

Tips on making your darkroom electrically safe.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.43#10) pg. 64

3 darkroom projects. (1) Install enlarger timer and power switch in the wall, wired to appropriate outlets. (2) "OR" box allows 2 timers to control 1 safelight. (3) Add a ground wire to enlarger to help control static.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1980 (v.44#5) pg. 72

Tips on eliminating light leaks in the darkroom. Also tells how to eliminate sources of light within the darkroom, such as enlarger leaks, fluorescent light afterglow, safelight leaks, etc.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.44#9) pg. 59

Make a darkroom flashlight by adding the appropriate filter to an ordinary flashlight.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1981 (v.45#8) pg. 111

Built this simple light switch guard for your darkroom.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1983 (v.47#3) pg. 78

Tip: Use an overhead pull-cord so that darkroom light can be easily turned on from anywhere in the room.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1987 (v.51#5) pg. 35

Producing perfect prints. Part 2. Safelight testing.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1984 (v.13#5) pg. 18

Darkroom light control box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1963 (v.119#6) pg. 150

Build a three-switch control for your darkroom that lets you operate your worklight, safelight and enlarger from one outlet box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1971 (v.136#3) pg. 116

Darkroom print inspection light located right over the fixer tray. The 7-watt white light is switched on and off with a knee switch.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1974 (v.141#1) pg. 14

Build this organizer panel for your darkroom. Pegboard panel features timer controlled electric recepticals, white light and safelight fixtures and lots of room to hang darkroom equipment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 72

Tip: Use a two-sided safelight as both safelight and negative viewer. Simple stand supports the light.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 53

Tip: Use a U-shaped pipe clamp to keep light switches from being turned off (or on) accidentally, but still allow access.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1984 (v.161#9) pg. 148

Tip: Use red nail polish to convert a penlight into a darkroom safelight.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1985 (v.162#1) pg. 162

Safelights for color and b&w printing. Are they worth using and do they really work?
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1982 (v.89#9) pg. 40

Miniature safelight for reading enlarger lens markings or timer markings. Est. cost: $3.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Feb-Mar 1967 (v.22#1) pg. 44

Build a darkroom light sequencer that automatically turns on the overhead (white) lights in three steps to eliminate a "blast" of bright light to your eyes.
SHUTTERBUG #288 Sep 1994 (v.23#11) pg. 153

Proper darkroom lighting basics. How to determine if your lighting is really "safe".
SHUTTERBUG #300 Sep 1995 (v.24#11) pg. 136

Safelights for the darkroom. A look at the various options and how to test a safelight.
SHUTTERBUG #314 Nov 1996 (v.26#1) pg. 200

Lighten your darkroom work area. Advice on selecting, installing and using safelights and white lights.
SHUTTERBUG #333 Jun 1998 (v.27#8) pg. 254

Professional, low-cost darkroom safelight made in one night from a cardboard carton, masking tape, wire and OA Kodak filter glass.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 40