How to change a lightbulb - hopefully not that silly!


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Old 11-06-14, 08:31 AM
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How to change a lightbulb - hopefully not that silly!

Hey guys, so I'm used to change the regular spin out bulbs. Today, the bulb in my washroom burnt out and I have no clue how to get the damn thing out! I can find anything to spin or press anywhere. I attached a picture.

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Old 11-06-14, 08:36 AM
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My guess is that the entire square silver trim pulls out and you access the bulb from behind.
 
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After you get into the light's housing the bulb probably pull straight out. When you put in the new bulb make sure you never touch it with your bare hands. The oils from your skin can shorten the bulbs life. I usually hold the bulb with a piece of toilet paper. If you do happen to touch the bulb wipe off your finger prints with a clean rag and rubbing alcohol.

 
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It's possible that the bulb is a GU10 base, in which case it may come out from the front without removing the case. I have recess lights like this. You have to use a couple fingers and twist the bulb and it pops out.

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Old 11-06-14, 11:37 AM
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The oils from your skin can shorten the bulbs life.
The actual bulb is inside the glass housing, so touching the lens should be okay right? I thought this precaution only applied to touching the bare bulb itself, not the lens in which it is contained.
 
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Light fixtures using bulbs like the one in Post #4 usually include a suction cup device to grip the front of the bulb. Press inward and twist to remove.
 
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Old 11-06-14, 07:24 PM
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Some MR-16 lamps have a clear lens and some don't. Can't tell from the picture whether this one has a lens or not.
 
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The oils can create a hot spot on the glass lens and cause a failure.
 
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Old 11-07-14, 07:28 AM
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It appears to be a can trim. Pull down on the entire "fixture" trim and it will come down a bit, about an inch or so. Then you will squeeze a Y spring to get them past the ears. You will then access the bulb from the back side of the trim.
 
 

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