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#1 Andre Valune

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

Hi guys - 

 

When you fly with lighting equipment, do you usually pull out bulbs/UV filters?  I've been flying with a pair of Joker 800s and (knock on wood) have been fine with the bulbs so far, but notice that the UV filter has cracked a bit, even though I'm wrapping the lights in foam in additional to the hard flight cases they come in.  Am I tempting fate, or is leaving the lights built when flying standard practice?

 


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#2 robert duke

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:29 AM

The UV filter is probably Thermo shock, although handling can definitely cause that as well.  I have usually traveled with them built.  I try to inspect before and after asap to file insurance with the carrier.  I ve had minor luck in getting things covered.  Usually production insurance picks it up.  I hate saying it but it can really just be the cost of doing business. 

 

You can go the extra step of pulling the lamp and packaging separate, like 12k/18ks but for the smaller lamp you are putting more stress on it by just removing it and installing it than it would get in travel.  Finger prints are bad.


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#3 Ed David

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

always take out the bulb and travel with it in the carry on - and keep your bulbs in small pelican cases - I have lost so many joker bulbs


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