The Correct Way to Install a Light Bulb

Illuminate yourself to this handy hint to prevent light bulbs from breaking in light sockets. It's the best way to install a light bulb.

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Stuck Bulb Prevention

We’ve all been there: A lightbulb breaks away from its base when you try to remove it, and then you’re stuck with broken glass and a tough-to-get-out bulb base. You can solve this problem easily (especially in damp areas like porches and bathrooms) with Bulb & Socket Lube. I just smear a dab on the threads of the base and tighten the bulb as usual. Look for Bulb & Socket Lube at your home center or hardware store. —H. Ed Chapman Sr.

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