Step 2: Prevent Light Bulbs From Sticking

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A common problem with outdoor light bulbs is having them stick to the fixture. If this happens trying get out the bulb might end up in it breaking. Put some petroleum jelly around the threads before putting the bulb in to allow for easy removal later.
This is a HUGE fire hazard. If you want to "lube" your light bulbs, there is nonflammable, conductive grease that you should use. Petroleum jelly is often found in survival kits as a fire-starter for a reason. Placing it in a very hot environment that is prone to sparks is a very bad idea.
i hardly believe it hegs hot enough to start fire and it wont spark. but its possible.

and NEVER use conductive grease, the electricity will go through that and heat it up and not go into the lightbulb.
uneektalent5 years ago
Dry bar soap rubbed lightly on the threads works very well.
jgscott9875 years ago
Just a heads-up... the heat from the light bulb will liquify the petroleum jelly. I used some on the bulbs in my vanity mirror in the bathroom. A couple of days after I did it, I could smell something burning. It took me a while to figure out that it was the petroleum jelly evaporating from the heat. My guess is that the fire hazard is pretty low, but I suggest using as little jelly as possible- Put a tiny bit on a paper towel and rub it firmly on the light bulb threads. Any more than that will just melt and evaporate or run down the light bulb. A better choice for this would be some type of silicone grease.
pat2195 years ago
You should remove this one some one could get Killed
BobmanJCT5 years ago
I like how you recommend putting it in an electrical connection, as well as using it as a fire starter. Seems clever, that.