Can someone tell me how to replace the bulb in this fixture? I'm not sure how to dismantle it.
I didn't install the fixture so I don't know how many pieces there are to it, therefore I don't know what to take off in order to replace the bulb.
The part at the bottom (the brown thing that looks like a nipple) should screw off. You have to hold the glass part while you're unscrewing though or it'll fall right down.
.Unscrew that pretty metal doodad right in the middle of it. It will have two pieces to the metal part. Be ready to catch the glass as it comes off. The bulbs are right inside and available. It is easy if you have a ladder.
Thanks, Becky. We do have a ladder. I told my son it needs to be a two person job because I have no idea where my ex-husband got that fixture. I don't want to risk breaking the globe.
I had one at the last place I rented. I saw the glass at Lowe's when I went in there once. They probably still have them.
Becky, your advice was spot on. We've replaced the bulbs. Thank you!
The "nipple" at the bottom probably un-screws in order to release the dome section. Alternatively the dome itself unscrews. The lamp might be a "candle" style one if the fitting is small. If you can get a LED lamp, it would be a good idea to avoid the hassle of replacement in the future!
Also make sure you wipe clean the inside of the glass as dust and the occssional bug carcass may be in it. It'll brighten the light from the bulb.
This fixture seems to be tighter than most. I only had to clean mine occasionally, usually dust. Now I live in AZ and have to dust the inside of all my fixtures monthly. During the summer, I have to clean them more because of the moths.
That was a good answer, Becky. We have three of those in our house and my husband changes the bulbs frequently, but it is best a two-person job. Hopefully the new LED bulbs will make changing out bulbs less frequent than conventional bulbs and fluorescent bulbs.
I always get good quality CFL's and rarely need to change them. Phillips is not good quality, I found out. GE seems to last quite a while. I use them exclusively and only need to change one every 3-4 years now.
Thanks for the tip about brands. The big box store where I buy light bulbs mainly carries Phillips. Not sure where to get GE, WallyWorld? Never, ever buy dollar store bulbs!
Wal-mart does carry the GE. I found that they last for several years longer than the Phillips do. Lucky to get a year out of those, and for the price of them they need to last a loong time.
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