safelight
noun Date: 1903 a darkroom lamp with a filter to screen out rays that are harmful to sensitive film or paper

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  • Safelight — is light used in a photographic darkroom and is designed to provide illumination without that part of the light spectrum to which the material in use is sensitive. A safelight usually consists of an ordinary lightbulb in a housing with a coloured …   Wikipedia

  • safelight — [sāflīt΄] n. Photog. a special light or lamp for a darkroom that does not affect the film, printing paper, etc …   English World dictionary

  • safelight — /sayf luyt /, n. Photog. a darkroom light with a filter that transmits only those rays of the spectrum to which films, printing paper, etc., are not sensitive. [1900 05; SAFE + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • safelight — noun the lamp in a darkroom …   Wiktionary

  • Safelight — Неактиничный свет, безопасное освещение (например, в фотолаборатории) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • safelight — n. filtered light that does not damage photographic film or paper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • safelight — noun a light with a coloured filter that can be used in a darkroom without affecting photosensitive film or paper …   English new terms dictionary

  • safelight — safe•light [[t]ˈseɪfˌlaɪt[/t]] n. pht a darkroom light with a filter that transmits only those rays of the spectrum to which films, printing paper, etc., are not sensitive • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • safelight — /ˈseɪflaɪt/ (say sayfluyt) noun a light used in a darkroom, fitted with filters which can be adjusted to prevent the passage of light of a frequency which could affect the emulsion and fog the film. {safe + light1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • safelight — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a color filter under which a sensitive paper, plate, or film may be manipulated and developed without danger of fogging and which usually consists of colored gelatin protected by glass plates or laminated in plastic 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

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