Introduction: Removing a Broken LightBulb

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Step 1: First Thing's First

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Acquire an old sponge. I'm using one from my tile supplies but I imagine any sponge will do. I'd break out as many 'Big' chunks of glass that might cause injury.

Step 2: Secondly,

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Twist your sponge to fit inside the fixture's 'Broken Bulb' cramming it in as much as possible. Keep a tight grip on your sponge because it will want to expand back out of the fixture. Please for anyone attempting this method, I hope you grabbed one from the cupboard and not a damp one from the sink. (Dry Sponges Tend To Work Rather Nicely. Damp Sponges Are Shockingly Less Effective). No seriously tho ppl. Dry sponge Only* and do at your own risk I am not responsible for any accidental electrocution or shock. Be sure the breaker is off or at least the light switch is in the 'off' position.

Step 3: Then You,

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Twist and twist that da garn bulb until you can get a grip on it. Then remove.

Step 4: Finally,

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I'm sure it's obvious... Replace with new bulb. (Wiping off the bulb with a dry clean cloth is always a good precaution as many bulbs can break from heat and the oils left on them from our hands). I hope this instructable was both helpful and informative enough so that u may one day use it


MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-08-31

Wow what a quick fix! Will sponges never run out of new uses? Thanks for sharing!

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