Removing broken light bulb
- Before you start to remove it as pr instructions above, lean lamp (with shade removed) over garbage bag, to catch the bits of broken glass from the light bulb that sometimes fall around when the neck begins twisting. 'Much easier than trying to look for them, and then trying pick the tiny pieces off the floor.
- After unplugging the lamp and getting the pieces of glass removed, use a bar of soap to put in socket and turn. Works every time.
- Cut the potato in half first to make it more manageable. After you've unplugged the lamp, push the potato half onto the broken light and unscrew. Good luck!
- A 3-4 inch piece of old garden hose is what I use. Its the right diameter that fits perfectly in most standard light bulb bases. It's hollow so it fits over the stem that sticks up. I keep a piece in my tool box just for that purpose.
- unplug lamp insert slot screwdriver and gently bend inward creating a hole big enough to get your needle nose plier into, turn to unscrew.