DBI and the ZoneVI safe light

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I'm in the process of building a New Darkroom (yes I'm coming out of the basement and onto the Main Level) and nobody can do a Damn thing about it, I'm a man on a mission! And I want Modern Equipment! Yes, I have already confirmed that the Stainless sink and the New Besslers and new light sources did not improve my finished product but it's a lot more enjoyable and more comfortable. Please tell me that's worth something! I have purchased the Zone VI Duo Lights. I just reminded myself that I use an old EK Safe light with the Dark Green filter, for Development by Inspection. I realize the color is for ease of viewing, but I'm wondering if any of you have made this change? Will I be sorry? Do I need to keep the Old ugly EK Light? Your experience will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


-- R.L.(Mac) McDonald (rmacsteam@aol.com), December 24, 2001


Never throw anything away -- you will need it next week.

-- (bmitch@home.com), December 24, 2001.

If you use the newer safelights for inspection developing you will get a lot more fogging. Keep the old green one.

-- Dan Smith (shooter@brigham.net), December 24, 2001.

RL you wont be sorry, I love this light it bright and my fog tests show it was indeed safe...:-)) But you will still need the green one for inspection.....cheers and good health.

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (jorgegm58@prodigy.net.mx), December 24, 2001.

If you know the proper wavelength, and if you are handy with electronics, you may be able to build an LED version.


-- Wayne DeWitt (wdewitt@snip.net), December 24, 2001.

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