Thomas Instrument Sodium Vapor Safelight

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Lyle Gordon, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Lyle Gordon

    Lyle Gordon Guest

    Im bulding a small darkroom (7' x 10' and 7' ceiling) and I was wondeirng if
    I could use one of those thomas instrument sodium vapor safelights? Would it
    be too bright?

    Thanks,
    Lyle
     
    Lyle Gordon, Aug 11, 2003
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    Chuck D. Guest

    Not only very bright -
    but would hang down so far you couldn't work!! :eek:)
    It is a BIG safelight and would fog many papers in this size darkroom
     
    Chuck D., Aug 12, 2003
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    Mike King Guest

    You could possibly use it, stick it in the corner and bounce the light off
    the wall rather that the ceiling and could even leave one vane closed. I
    have one and love it but my darkroom is a bit bigger and my ceiling is
    almost 9' in my basement--love those old houses. But you can do better if
    you are thinking of spending $200 for a new Thomas. maybe a couple of the
    Jobo LED satellites?
     
    Mike King, Aug 12, 2003
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    John Guest

    You are correct. The vapor lamp takes a good deal of current to kick it on
    and much more when it gets hot. You would have to wait about a half hour to allw
    it to cool prior to re-lighting it.


    Regards,

    John - Photographer & Webmaster - http://www.darkroompro.com
    A summation of American society after 9/11:
    Never have so many known so much and yet done so little.
     
    John, Aug 13, 2003
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