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#1 Deniz Coker

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:20 PM

So I keep carrying an increasing amount of CFLs, incandescent, just a nice assortment of light bulbs but I really haven't found a good solution for safely transporting them. It's hard because of their odd sizes. I have tiny CFLs to large ones and halogen PAR lights to incandescent bulbs. I thought of a pelican case but I'd like to fit them into my large case and a pelican would be too bulky. I've been thinking maybe a packing tube or something or maybe carving something out of foam? Anyone have a solution?
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:39 PM

I just tend to wrap them in bubble wrap and keep them in a rubbermaid container marked "GLASS!" to move them around, or a small clear plastic container. As for keeping them divided up, if I had enough I'd probably go for multiple smaller containers of types (e.g. CFL . . . ).
In truth I try to keep it so bulbs are always on top of stacks, hence why I don't see the need and expense of a pelican for 'em.
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#3 Ari Davidson

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:25 PM

An empty Miller 24 pack does wonders for me.
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#4 John Sprung

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:01 PM

... container marked "GLASS!" ....


The tradition here is to use the word "EGGS!" instead of glass -- Other than that, just as Adrian says. ;-)





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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:19 PM

Perhaps for ultimate safety we should mark it "Beer!" ;)
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#6 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:45 PM

I have a couple sectioned full size milk crates. I make two tiers of divided trays out of 1/8" plywood, then I have a bunch of left over pelican pick and pluck foam that I line each cell with. Those nest in the whole thing, lined with 1/8" ply and foam. It's pretty configurable and at will I can make a tier that fits par 64 globes or CFLs or photofloods. They fit in nice in most grip carts, or just to ride around inside a truck cab without the disturbing clink.
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#7 Deniz Coker

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:34 PM

Thank you all for your help! If I label them "BEER" I'm sure I could leave them in a sock for all I care and they'd end up just fine :)
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