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How To Change A Light Bulb

How to Change a Light Bulb

Identify the bulb-type that needs to be changed. Check whether it is a screw-in or bayonet type, and whether you have a new one in stock.

Note: Keep a torch handy. You may need it to change a bulb after dark.

  1. Switch off the mains switch on the distribution board or electricity dispenser.

  2. Switch off the light at the light switch or wall socket.

  3. Note: If a lamp's bulb is to be changed, switch off the lamp switch and remove the plug from the wall socket.

  4. Remove the faulty bulb. If the bulb is a bayonet type, insert it carefully into the light socket, and twist it gently until the bayonet pins slot into place. If the bulb is a screw-in type, insert it carefully into the light socket and turn it clock-wise until it sits firmly in the light socket.

  5. Switch on the mains switch on the distribution board or electricity dispenser and then switch the light on.

  6. Discard the old light bulb safely.

    Switch off the mains switch on the distribution board or electricity dispenser.

    ​Switch off the light at
     the light switch or
    wall socket.

    Remove the faulty bulb.​

    ​Switch on the mains
    switch
     on the distribution
     board or electricity
     dispenser and then
     switch the light on.

    ​Discard the old light bulb safely.