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Light bulb help

  • 01-09-2022 5:47pm
    Registered Users Posts: 518 ✭✭✭

    Hi folks, basic question here and apologies if wrong place. Removed a bayonette lightbulb from a ball shaped bathroom fixture, tried inserting new bulb but won't fit, tried to put old bulb back in and when I tried I noticed a pin had fallen off it, any ideas on how to remove it without electrocuting myself!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,430 ✭✭✭The Continental Op

    Sounds like the fitting needs replacing. Its a DIY job for anyone that is a competent DIYer (note you don't need to retain an electrician). However if you need to ask that sort of question I think you probably need to get an electrician to replace the fitting. Less than €5 worth of materials plus call out charge and hourly rate.

    Edit> A picture of the fitting in its damaged state would confirm what needs doing.

    Wake me up when it's all over.