Simple Trick to Changing a Broken Light Bulb That Will Save You

Have you ever broken a light bulb in the socket? Yup, we did tonight. Thankfully we had a potato to save the day
Broken light bulb with sharp glass
We cut in half a large white potato and took one of the ends....
Large white potato in half
Take one end of the potato and insert onto the broken light bulb. ****caution: before doing this ensure that the light is turned off at the switch also wearing protective gloves is recommended.
Now safely unscrew the broken light bulb counterclockwise until the bulb is free from the lamp base.
VOILA! Tis the season for Christmas lights and YES this will work for Christmas lights too

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  • Ken Ray
    Ken Ray
    on Sep 18, 2017

    I use the end of a wooden broom handle. Just jam in in and turn to unscrew the base.
  • Tina
    on Dec 11, 2020

    Good idea. I’ve also read about using a carrot.

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