recessed lighting

Old 01-13-04, 03:42 PM
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recessed lighting

I have recessed lighting in the condo I purchased, and also several ceiling fans, and I cannot get the bulbs out in one piece. After the bulb breaks the screw-in part remains in the socket. How can I get these out, and how do I prevent further occurances?
Old 01-13-04, 04:07 PM
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With the electricity off (at the circuit breaker) use a pair of needle nose pliers inserted into the remains and then spread open, or use half a potato that you press over the remains.

To prevent this in the future, use better quality bulbs to begin with.
Old 01-13-04, 04:37 PM
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What is beter than Phillips? Soome of these bulbs have been viable since I moved in 5 years ago, and just blew. I had a heck of a time getting one out that I put in , again a phillips, in the kitchen. Is there any thing that can be pput on the threads?

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