Here’s a simple trick to remove a broken light bulb from a socket.
- Turn off the power to the fixture at the breaker.
- Take an empty water bottle and slowly heat the mouth with a butane lighter, just enough to soften the plastic and make it sticky.
- 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.
- While maintaining slight pressure, slowly turn the bottle counterclockwise to unscrew the bulb base until it is clear of the socket.
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