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[seyf-lahyt] /ˈseɪfˌlaɪt/
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 of safelight
1900-05; safe + light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for safelight
  • safelight detects and automatically photographs cars and trucks that run red lights.
  • safelight filters are selected to transmit light outside the normal spectral sensitivity range of the film that is used.
  • safelight cameras automatically photograph the license plates of vehicles whose drivers run red lights.
British Dictionary definitions for safelight


(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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