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    Default How do you change a lightbulb?

    I have a light bulb like this: https://www.osram.com/ds/ecat/OSRAM%...Cat/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.

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    Should be a push fit, so hold by the base and gently ease it out. Avoid applying pressure to the glass.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    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?

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    Use a small flat headed screwdriver between the base of the lamp and lampholder in the light fitting, turn the light off first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    B15 or B22 cap?
    Bayonet. Mess.


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    Throw a tennis ball at it.

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    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?

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    You’ll need five Belgians. One to hold the bulb and four to turn around the table he’s standing on.

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