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Simple Steps For Replacing The Broken Light Bulb With A New One

Simple Steps For Replacing The Broken Light Bulb With A New One

on Dec 2, 2013 in Electrical Contractor, Electrical sevices, Florescent Lighting, Home Lighing Repair, Home Lighting, Induction Lighting, Latest News, Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Servces, Lighting Services Vancouver, Outdoor Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Sign Maintenance, Sign Service

Simple Steps For Replacing The Broken Light Bulb With A New One

Simple Steps For Replacing The Broken Light Bulb With A New One

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It is inevitable! Breakage of light bulbs is something we all experience in our homes. So what should you do in case a bulb breaks in your home? Electrical contractors recommend the following steps which should be followed to remove the broken bulb and then insert a new bulb in its place:

  1. Clean Up The Floor For Any Glass Pieces: Before you do anything else, it is very important to wipe out the floor. The pieces of broken glass are very dangerous and if not removed, can cause serious injuries. So you can use the vacuum cleaner or a broom, whatever is easier for you but make sure you do not leave any broken glass on the floor.
  1. Shut The Power Off: Sometimes, even if the bulb’s switch is off, touching the metal holder or wires can be risky. Therefore, for your own safety, turn off the main power switch before you start working.  If the room does not have enough natural light, arrange a portable lighting source such as a flashlight, torch or candle.
  1. Wear Heavy Duty Gloves: Make it sure to wear thick, heavy duty gloves. Gardening gloves can fulfill the purpose, so can the mechanical gloves. But electrical contractors advise not to use simple latex gloves since they are not thick enough to protect your hands from sharp edges of broken glass.
  1. Remove The Bulb From The Socket: There are two ways of doing this. If your gloves are reliable, then the preferable method of extracting the broken bulb from the socket is by the use of fingers.  Just carefully remove any intact pieces of glass. Then tightly hold the base for turning it loose and cautiously extract it.

However if for any reason, this method does not fit for you, then it’s time to take out the Needle-nose pliers from the tool box.  Needle-nose pliers come in handy for removing the metallic base of the glass-less bulb, from the socket.  Just place them around the base of the bulb and then until the bulb leaves the socket, keep twisting them towards the left.

  1. Place A New Bulb: After removing the base and all the broken glass from the socket, insert a new bulb and turn in until it tightly fits into the socket.
  1. Switch The Power On And Test The New Bulb: Once you are done with the replacement of the broken bulb, turn the power on and test if the newly installed light bulb is working properly.

It is easy isn’t it? So next time a bulb breaks in your home, instead of rushing to call an electrical contractor, follow these simple steps and you can easily handle the situation by yourself. However the need of extreme caution can never be overstated when dealing with electricity and glass. Make sure you do not overlook any protective measure before start working.