Here’s a simple trick to remove a broken light bulb from a socket.

  1. Turn off the power to the fixture at the breaker.
  2. Take an empty water bottle and slowly heat the mouth with a butane lighter, just enough to soften the plastic and make it sticky.
  3. Press the bottle mouth into the bulb’s base which is slightly larger. Hold the bottle still for a few seconds allowing it to cool and stick to the base.
  4. While maintaining slight pressure, slowly turn the bottle counterclockwise to unscrew the bulb base until it is clear of the socket.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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