How To: Remove a Stuck Light Bulb
What You Need
Follow These Four Easy Steps
Unplug your lamp or turn off the switch and wait about two minutes for the bulb to cool.
Cut a two-foot-long strip of duct tape. Gently make a loop by affixing ends together, keeping the tape’s sticky side turned inward.
Lower your tape loop around the bulb and gently press tape at the loop’s center onto the bulb’s sides. Pinch the remaining
lengths of tape together to form two long strips on either side of the bulb.
Tip: In case the bulb breaks, wear gardening or work gloves for these steps.
Gripping ends between your thumbs and index fingers, twist counterclockwise to loosen the bulb.
Tip: Use an unpeeled potato to remove the base of a broken bulb. (With the power off, of course.)