Accidents can happen, and sometimes a light bulb breaks while it's still in the socket. Maybe your kids knocked over a lamp, or maybe the base came apart from the bulb when you tried to unscrew it. Now you have a tricky situation because you need to get the broken bulb out without cutting or electrocuting yourself. But you don't need a tool kit or pliers to remove that bulb--you can do it with a potato!
Things You'll Need
- Sheet or tarp
- Safety goggles
- Trash bag
Use a knife to cut a potato in half.
Turn off the light.
Lay down a sheet or tarp under the light to catch any glass that may fall.
Put on safety goggles to protect your eyes from glass.
Put on work gloves to protect your hands.
Push the flat side of the halved potato into the light socket and twist it counterclockwise.
Pull on the potato and remove the bulb.
Pick up the sheet and shake any glass into a trash bag.
Vacuum the area to ensure that no glass remains.
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