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safelight

[seyf-lahyt] /ˈseɪfˌlaɪt/
noun, Photography
1.
a darkroom light with a filter that transmits only those rays of the spectrum to which films, printing paper, etc., are not sensitive.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; safe + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for safe-light

safelight

/ˈseɪfˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
(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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