Easy Way to Change a Light Bulb

2 Materials
30 Minutes

An important home improvement project is changing your light bulbs. Changing your light bulbs and using the right kind of lighting is very important. Follow these simple steps.

With any project I recommend gathering your supplies first. It's important to make sure you have everything at hand. So, grab a ladder, light bulb of choice, and flashlight or head lamp.

Now turn off the light at the switch. You do not need to remove the switch plate like shown. Ours is off because we are renovating our room. Wait for the light bulb to cool. This is very important because bulbs can be hot and burn your fingers.

Next unscrew the bulb that is in the light. Gently grab the bulb and unscrew it turning to the left. Be very careful not to break the glass on the bulb. It is very fragile.

Now it is time to put the new bulb into the whole.

Begin screwing the bulb into the hole turning to the right. Again handle the bulb with care not to break it. You may have to wiggle the bulb as you turn. Once it doesn't turn anymore you are done. No need to over tighten.

One last tip. This bulb is a clear 60 watt incandescent. The pendent light is in my laundry room which is only 7 ft x 6 ft. There are many other options out in the world like LED and halogen. LED is a great bulb because it last for many, many years. Halogen casts a beautiful light but keep in mind it can radiate heat so consider where you are placing a halogen.

The information about this light is just above where the bulb goes.

I hope you have found this post helpful. One more thought.

I like to use my painters ladder when I change bulbs. You can see my ladder in my paint a room post. I think you will see why when you go to my post.

And if you want to see a video click the link below to my website. There are more details in the video to help you change your light bulb.

Suggested materials:

  • Ladder   (home depot)
  • Light bulb, head lamp   (walmart)

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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