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How To Remove Recessed Light Bulb


Removing a recessed light bulb can be a tricky task. It is important to be careful to ensure that no damage is done to the fixture, or to yourself. This article will provide step-by-step instructions on how to safely remove a recessed light bulb.

Before attempting to remove the bulb, it is important to make sure that the power of the light fixture is off. This can be done either by turning off the switch at the circuit breaker or by using a voltage tester to make sure that there is no current in the fixture.

After the power is off, it is time to remove the bulb. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Turn the bulb counterclockwise until it can be pulled out of the fixture.
  • If the bulb is stuck, use a pair of needle-nose pliers to grip the base of the bulb and turn counterclockwise.
  • Once the bulb is loose, pull it out of the fixture.
  • Inspect the bulb to make sure that it is not cracked or broken.
  • If the bulb is cracked or broken, discard it and replace with a new bulb.
  • If the bulb is not cracked or broken, you may reinstall it in the same fixture or in another fixture.

When it is time to install a new bulb, make sure that it is the same wattage as the original bulb. Using a bulb with a higher wattage can cause damage to the fixture or start a fire.

When installing the new bulb, gently turn it clockwise until it is secure. Do not use excessive force as this may damage the bulb or the fixture.

Once the bulb is installed, turn the power back on and test the bulb to make sure that it works. If the bulb does not light up, it may be faulty and should be replaced with a new bulb.

Removing a recessed light bulb is not an easy task. It is important to be careful and make sure that there is no power to the fixture before attempting to remove the bulb. Following the steps outlined in this article will help ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.