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Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights

EncapSulite® has been a leading manufacturer of UV Free SafeLight Applications and internationally recognized for Safety Lighting Products since 1969. Designed to work with emerging LED technology and standard fluorescent lighting, EncapSulite® Graphic Arts and SafeLight products provide maximum safe illumination for any suitable environment. Serving a vast array of industries, the long-life UV Filters are specially designed to match the color sensitivity of orthochromatic materials and block harmful Ultra-Violet transmissions in Darkrooms, Contact Proofing and Screen Printing areas. Contact EncapSulite® today for your specific SafeLight needs and additional products.

Want to know which graphic arts & darkroom safelight is best for you?

Click the Safelight Chart for help in selecting the SafeLight filter for your application.


UV LED SafeLight Fixture

  • Flush Surface Mounting Brackets
  • 120 Volt AC - 60Hz
  • Pull Chain Switch
  • Industrial Strength with Sleek White Finish
  • LED Bulb included

SafeLight Fixture includes LED SafeLight Sleeve of choice and features Surface Mounting for walls and ceilings. Available in 24" or 48" Models.

Sold complete with Fixture Model, SafeLight Sleeve and LED T8 Bulb.


UV LED Sleeves

  • Black safety end caps included with all lamp sleeves                                                                
  • LED T8 bulb included
  • Available in 24” and 48” lengths
  • Ballast Compatible (Type A)
  • Retro-fit Fluorescent SafeLights effortlessly
EncapSulite’s LED lamp sleeves are designed for safelights used in darkrooms and other graphic arts applications. UV LED light sleeves are available for T8 (1.00”) type lamps and two standard lengths (24” & 48”), making it easy to find the lamp sleeve you need.

UV Sleeves

  • Black safety end caps included with all lamp sleeves
  • Bulbs NOT included
  • Available in 18”, 24”, and 48” lengths
  • For T5, T8 and T12 lamps
  • Not suitable for HO/VHO lamp types

EncapSulite’s lamp sleeves are designed for safelights used in darkrooms and other graphic arts applications. Our safelight sleeves are available in T5 (0.625”), T8 (1.00”), and T12 (1.50”) sizes and three standard lengths (18”, 24”, 48”), making it easy to find the lamp sleeve you need.


UV Panel Filters

  • Standard sizes - 24 inch x 48 inch and 24 inch x 24 inch
  • .015" Thick
  • Designed to lay on top of the existing diffuser or lens
  • Safelight Chart

UV Blocking Laminated Filter Panels (.015 thickness) are used with the diffuser panels in overhead recessed ceiling fixtures. Fast, easy installation provides total UV protection and effortless lamp maintenance. Red, Yellow, Yellow Gold and Daylight Clear. Standard size - 24 inch x 48 inch and 24 inch x 24 inch.  Easily cut with scissors to exact size of diffuser panel.


UV Filter Rolls

  • Standard Roll Size - 48 Inch x 32 Feet
  • .005" Thick
  • Use double sided adhesive for window installation
  • Safelight Chart

UV light from fluorescent lighting or natural sources is harmful to precious tapestries, old manuscripts and paintings. To combat this harmful process, EncapSulite has developed a special clear, red, yellow, or gold UV Blocking polyester filter. This filter is available in rolls 48 inches by 32.8 feet for window application. It is the ideal solution for controlling UV deterioration.


Gold Semiconductor Lighting

  • Shatter-Resistant
  • Designed for T5, T8 & T12 Lamps
  • Blocks UV Emissions below 520nm
  • For use in Ambient Temps below 135°F (57°C)

EncapSulite has developed Gold Safety Coated Fluorescent Lamps specifically designed for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Gold Safety Coated Lamps provide a Low cost – High efficiency bulb with the ability to block UV emissions below 520 nanometers. The Gold Coating is enhanced for industrial strength to contain glass fragments in the event of breakage and passes the UL94HB flammability test. Semiconductor Gold Lamps offer maximum safe illumination and will not crack, peel or flake with age. Available in T5, T8 and T12 diameters, EncapSulite’s UL Recognized fluorescent Gold Lamps are recommended for semiconductor manufacturing facilities worldwide.


Why EncapSulite® Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights?

Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights provide an overall and shadow free illumination causing less eyestrain and consequently a better working environment. The "fade-free" filters for our graphic arts and darkroom safelights are designed for high efficiency and longer life. EncapSulite filters are subject to a 10,000 hour accelerated ultra violet ageing test to verify the dyes are "fade-free." In the unlikely event of tube breakage, the EncapSulite shield is designed to contain the glass fragments and protect personnel and valuable equipment.


Safe Handling Time for Darkroom Safelights

What is safe handling time?

Safelight handling time varies from 3 minutes for Scanner film to 15 minutes to Slow Ortho-chromatic products. Film and paper sensitivity has increased dramatically over recent years. Specialized Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights are now available. Contact EncapSulite® if you experience any difficulties or require recommendations. See how Encapsulite graphic arts and darkroom safelights are used through out the world.

UV LED SafeLight Fixture

UV LED Sleeves

UV Sleeves

UV Panel Filters

UV Filter Rolls

Gold Semiconductor Lighting