safe light

safelight

[seyf-lahyt]
noun Photography.
a darkroom light with a filter that transmits only those rays of the spectrum to which films, printing paper, etc., are not sensitive.

Origin:
1900–05; safe + light1

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safelight (ˈseɪfˌlaɪt)
 
n
photog a light that can be used in a room in which photographic material is handled, transmitting only those colours to which a particular type of film, plate, or paper is relatively insensitive

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