Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Energy efficient light bulbs

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes. Energy efficient light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, but you can take them on the plane.

What are the restrictions?

The energy efficient light bulbs must be in their retail packaging.

Why is this item restricted?

Energy efficient light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.