How to Change an Edison Halogen 50 Bulb

You can replace your halogen light bulbs in little time.
You can replace your halogen light bulbs in little time. (Image: halogenlampe image by Ubi17 from Fotolia.com)

Halogen bulbs are filled with a halogen gas to prevent the darkening of the bulb and the uneven and premature evaporation of the filament. Commonly used in light fixtures such as headlights, halogen bulbs can last longer and be more energy-efficient than conventional light bulbs. The Edison Halogen 50-watt bulb uses a 2-pin base and can be replaced in just a few minutes with the use of a few tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Towel
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Replacement bulb
  • Safety goggles

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Turn the light bulb’s electrical switch to off and allow the bulb to cool down. Halogen lights get pretty hot so you’ll want to avoid getting burned. You can take extra precautions by putting on safety goggles and gloves before attempting to remove the bulb to avoid any injuries.

Gain access to the bulb by removing any housing parts that may be covering or holding it in place. Use a towel to grab the bulb and pull it straight out. This bulb uses a 2-pin base and twisting it may damage both the pins and the socket. Avoid twisting the bulb at all costs.

Align the prongs on the replacement bulb with the holes in the socket and push in until you here a click. Replace any housing parts you may have removed and turn the bulb on to ensure proper installation.

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