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jawillwill
05-01-2019, 05:55 PM
I have a light bulb like this: https://www.osram.com/ds/ecat/OSRAM%20DULUX%20D/com/en/GPS01_1027840/PP_EUROPE_Europe_eCat/ZMP_59030/

But can't for the life of me figure out how to remove it without feeling like I'm about to break the glass. What am I doing wrong? Would it be a pull? A twist? A bit of both? Is it possible for this type of bulb to become jammed?

I know, I'm a thicko.

badgerx16
05-01-2019, 06:15 PM
Should be a push fit, so hold by the base and gently ease it out. Avoid applying pressure to the glass.

Cabbage_Face
05-01-2019, 07:03 PM
Donít apply pressure to glass, I had a trip up to A&E other month pushing a bulb in by the glass.


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Lighthouse
05-01-2019, 09:02 PM
Don’t apply pressure to glass, I had a trip up to A&E other month pushing a bulb in by the glass.


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B15 or B22 cap?

scally
05-01-2019, 09:36 PM
Use a small flat headed screwdriver between the base of the lamp and lampholder in the light fitting, turn the light off first though.

Cabbage_Face
08-01-2019, 06:11 AM
B15 or B22 cap?

Bayonet. Mess.


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benjii
08-01-2019, 10:43 AM
Throw a tennis ball at it.

benjii
08-01-2019, 10:45 AM
Actually, on a serious note, I have ceiling downlights in my kitchen. They are simple halogen bulbs. However, the bulb fitting is deeply recessed inside the wider light casing. I can't get a replacement in because I can't see what I'm doing to line up the connections or twist the fecker in place. I even got a little tool that sucks onto the bulb that you can use but I can't get that to work either.

Should I just be pulling the whole light fitting out of the ceiling?

van Hanegem
12-01-2019, 11:13 AM
You’ll need five Belgians. One to hold the bulb and four to turn around the table he’s standing on.