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How To Change A Lightbulb

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How To Change A Lightbulb

  1. 1. How to Change a Lightbulb By Evan Irby
  2. 2. Here's the first thing to remember before doing anything you don't know how to do: Light Bulb If you want to get something done for the first time, try to keep it within the boundaries of reason.
  3. 3. Now, find the little power switch to the light bulb socket and flip it off. Those who are in a hurry to change a blown or defective In some light bulb often forget to do cases, this. A socket that's still active changing a can shock you if touched, light bulb may and the sudden flash of light require the created by a newly inserted presence of light bulb may be disorienting light in the first enough to cause you to fall place. Use a from whatever you may be flashlight or standing on to reach plug in a lamp the socket. for additional illumination.
  4. 4. After turning off the power, you may now approach the nonfunctional light bulb. If the socket is too high for you to reach, find an object to stand on that's stable (doesn't wobble, etc.). Now grab the glass part of the light bulb (be careful, as the bulb may still be hot if used recently), and twist it in a counter-clockwise direction until the light bulb seperates from the socket. Be sure that your hand doesn't leave the bulb, as you may drop it. Safely discard the bulb into a trash bag.
  5. 5. Next, bring a working light bulb into your possession. A functional light bulb can be found anywhere from Wal- Mart to Lowes. If you want to make sure the bulb isn't broken, hold it near your ear and shake it. If you hear something that sounds loose, buy a different light bulb.
  6. 6. Approach the socket again with light bulb in hand. Make sure the socket is still deactivated. Now, insert the metallic part of the bulb into the socket and twist in a clockwise direction until the bulb is securly in place.
  7. 7. Let There Be Light! Either get someone to flip the switch for you, or step down and do it yourself to test out the new bulb's brightness! If, for whatever reason, the new bulb doesn't work, then check to see if the bulb is broken. If it seems okay, then it may be the socket that's defective. An electrician should be able to solve this problem.
  8. 8. The same basic principle applies to almost any other kind of light bulb. To change a flourescent tube, twist the tube in one direction. It should begin to loosen. If not, then twist it in the opposite direction. Discard the flourescent tube safely and find a replacement (can be found at Wal-Mart, Lowes, etc.). Insert the two ends of the tubes into the sockets and twist in the opposite direction that you twisted the faulty tube in. Test the functionality of the new light.
  9. 9. Congratulations! You have just changed a light bulb. Or at least I assume that you have. But if at first you don't succeed, don't get frustated and yell at inanimate objects. Just try again! I hope that my information was a boone to all your light-bulb- changing needs. May your days be filled with bright, longer- lasting lights.

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