I can't change the lightbulb by myself!
I have a bulb out in one of my lamps. Can someone come over and change it, please. Please be sure the wattage is consistent with what the lamp can handle. I prefer soft white and am a GE fan, but any manufacturer will do. Also, I don't really like the energy saving flourescent as they cast a ghastly green shadow on my otherwise ghostly complexion.
Well, as iFixit doesn't really offer services, I'll try to walk you through this in as clear a manner as I can.
First of all, it's helpful to do this in the day time- then you can see what you're doing.
- Turn off the light
- Wait a minute for the bulb to cool down
- Look at the number that is on the top of the bulb- it's probably something like 40W or 60W
- Make sure you have the proper replacement- I would suggest not going above a 60W bulb
- Gently unscrew the dead bulb. Make sure you work in a straight pattern, so as you can get the bulb out with minimal hassle
- DON'T TOUCH THE INSIDE OF THE SOCKET!!!
- Get your replacement bulb and carefully screw it into the socket. You'll know you've screwed it in far enough when it is firm, but not unmovable.
- Flip the switch. If you worked carefully, you should have a working light again.
At about the age of nine, I stuck my thumb in a light socket just to see what would happen. Therefore, from personal experience. I can solemnly attest and confirm that Brock is telling the truth.
IT B****Y HURTs !!!
(And here in the U.K. we have 250 Volts.)
(Well actually only about 242 by the time it gets to the little village where I live now.)
Did this experience really change my life ? I became an electrician, and have had a good few belters since then.
Please take our word for it, ...
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME !