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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- Needle-nose pliers
- Work gloves
- Safety glasses
- Electrical tape (optional)
Turn off electricity
Unplug a lamp from the wall plug. For a permanent fixture, shut off the circuit breaker.
Insert pliers into fixture
Wearing your gloves and safety glasses, insert your needle-nose pliers into the rim of the light bulb.
Spread the pliers’ handles apart so that the ends push out against the inner wall of the light bulb. Turn the pliers counter-clockwise to unscrew the bulb.
Discard the broken bulb and screw in the new bulb firmly, but not forcefully.
Turn on power
Turn the power back on or plug the fixture back into the wall, and let there be light!