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Yankee Darkroom Safelight

Yankee Darkroom Safelight
Key Features
  • For Variable Contrast Paper
  • Brown/Amber Filter
The Yankee Circular Darkroom Safelight is a serviceable lamp for use in photographic workrooms. It consists of a bullet-shaped shell equipped with a screw socket cap that fits a standard Edison light bulb socket. A lock ring and gasket at the bottom of the lamp hold the safelight filter and provide a light-tight fitting.
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Does anyone know where to get other filters for ...

Does anyone know where to get other filters for this? I'm looking for a deep red one.
Asked by: Cathey
Unfortunately we do not carry 4.5" round filters. You may want to check with Yankee directly; Distributed By - Regal PhotoTel: 800-317-5824 or 414-645-2050 Website
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-06


i understand that this plugs to an edison bulb socket. but what sort of bulb does it uses? im from a country that uses 220-240v AC so was planning to use this with a standard household light bulb that i can purchase locally.
Asked by: Zulhilmi
The type of lamp that normally fits inside of this safelight is 15 watts/130V with an E26/E27 base.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-08-09

Can this be used for developing sheet negatives?

Can this be used for developing sheet negatives?
Asked by: Cindy
We are not sure what you are asking so we will answer both ways. 1. No, you can develop films using a safe light. You use liquid chemicals. 2. Generally, no, you should not have a safe light on in your darkroom while sheet film is being developed in the trays. Here is what Kodak says regarding a safe light while developing a typical sheet film, Kodak Tri-X: "Using a safelight will affect your results. If absolutely necessary, after development is half complete, you can use a safelight equipped with a KODAK 3 Safelight Filter (dark green) with a 15-watt bulb for a few seconds. Keep the safelight at least 4 feet (1.2 metres) from the film. Run tests to determine that safelight use gives acceptable results for your application. For information on safelight testing, see KODAK Publication No. K-4, How Safe Is Your Safelight?"
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-02-11

what are the dimensions of the actual safelight? ...

what are the dimensions of the actual safelight? In particular, how long is it?
Asked by: jeffrey
It is approximately 8 x 6" in size.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-05-28


this can be used for color print also?
Asked by: Anonymous
No wont work for color prints. You will need complete darkness for color prints as the paper is sensitive well into the red part of the spectrum
Answered by: Johan K.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this safe to use with Illford harman direct positive fb paper?
Asked by: Alley S.
I used to use Illford products almost exclusively when I was doing wet bench processing. I believe the information that you are looking for might be found on the mfg.'s website. The answer is no, . . I changed the gel in my lamp to a lighter yellow which I use for work with photo-resists used in glass etching. My resist is exposed with UV. I hope this helps you!
Answered by: Ronald P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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