How to change bulb on square recessed light?

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Old 03-18-06, 11:15 AM
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My apologies for asking such a simple question. I've moved into a new house that has a couple of square recessed lights. These are different from the circular type in that there is a glass "window" between the room and the light bulb. I can't figure out how to get to the light bulb, from either the room or in the attic. Anyone know how to do this?
 
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Old 03-18-06, 11:43 AM
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If it's the kind I am thinking of, the glass is held up by springs, simply pulling on the edge will drop the glass down so you can reach the bulb.
 
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Old 03-18-06, 03:13 PM
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If you can't see any screws the I agree. The glass and trim are spring loaded. Grab the edges and try pulling down on it.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 08:15 PM
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Ok, I thought this might be the case, but the trim/glass isn't coming down easily. I think it might be painted to the ceiling, if you know what I mean. I just wanted to ask before I forced it off.
 
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Originally Posted by rwd3
Ok, I thought this might be the case, but the trim/glass isn't coming down easily. I think it might be painted to the ceiling, if you know what I mean. I just wanted to ask before I forced it off.
If it looks to be painted to the ceiling, slice around the perimeter with an exacto knife before you try pulling down on it.
 
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