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January 04, 2005

Top Tip of 2004

Top Tip of 2004
Originally uploaded by tomskerous.
Getting these little halogen lights out is an absolute sod if they blow. I've usually resorted to removing the entire light fitting from the ceiling to get enough leverage to unscrew the unbelievably-grippy ceramic base and brass pins.

But no longer.

Simply squeeze into the wife's washing-up marigolds, wipe *very* dry on a tea towel, and your thumbs will have enough grip to turn the bulb out of its mounting.

NB this only works for bayonet type - not the simpler two-metal-sticks version.

Posted by Tom Dolan at January 4, 2005 10:56 PM

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