03:17PM | 04/16/06
Member Since: 04/15/06
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Can someone help me with advice on how to remove a double-ended halogen bulb that has burned out? The fixture is an outdoor motion light. I am able to remove the glass cover easily, but cannot get the old bulb to budge. Can I break the old bulb to get it out or is there a trick? I do not have any manufacturer's info on the light.



07:03PM | 02/27/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
198 lifetime posts
Many of these fixtures have one of the sides that the ends of the bulb fit into as a spring-loaded socket -- push it to the side, and you can get the bulb in or out easily.

Often you need to use something like a screwdriver blade to push these back, since they are too small to get good leverage with a finger. And they often used a strong spring, to keep a solid contact with the bulb. Plus the fact that it hasn't moved for a few years means that these springs are often stiff. Check both sides, usually only one of them is the one that moves.


10:25AM | 11/14/10
Member Since: 11/13/10
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FWIW, I found that my bathroom lamp that *both* sides were spring loaded, but each only gave a very small portion of the overall width, so I had to push both back in order to take out the lamp light. Thanks for your previous post that gave light as to the correct way to solve this problem.

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