Re: [Frameworks] traveling with a light kit on an international flight?

From: Adam Hyman <>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:26:00 -0700

I think people carry light bulbs in the cabin and in the luggage bin all the
time without problems.
I think wrapping them so they don't crack when the luggage gets jostled
around is more of an issue.

On 11/3/11 5:07 AM, "Steven Gladstone" <> wrote:

> Hi:
> So or flying, you can find a link to the TSA site on my page
> I didn't see anything about bulbs. I expect that the TSA might buss more
> over carrying fragile mercury containing bulbs in the passenger
> compartment. You might try calling a bulb manufacturer and ask them that
> question - which leads me to recommend Lowell lighting. Lowell also
> makes compact flourescents that are flicker free, have a High CRI and
> are daylight balanced (no green.) SO I'd recommend giving them a call.
> My gut reaction says that there isn't that much of a pressure difference
> and I don't think the bulbs will crack from that - more likely from
> rough handling so pack them well. People have been shipping tungsten
> halogen bubls for a long time in lights with no issues from pressure and
> the tungsten halogen bulbs are under a lot of pressure.
> On 11/2/11 11:27 PM, k. a.r. wrote:
>> Hi everyone.
>> So in about 3 weeks I am flying to Mexico to shoot on two documentary
>> projects.
>> I will be bringing a light kit, one that has some high intensity compact
>> florescent bulbs.
>> (you know, the curly looking ones that everyone thinks are so green)

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