How to Remove a Broken Light Bulb

Safely remove broken light bulbs from fixtures

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hot melt glue gun
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Eye protection
  • Gloves
  • Non-contact voltage detector

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Potato
  • Hot glue
  • 1/2" x 1/2" x 6" stick
  • Light bulb lubricant

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