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Broken bulbs happen, and I’ve even heard of bulbs falling out of the screw threads after a while. I like the EaseOut bulb extractor, but I figure most Toolmongers will just use a pair of pliers if they can reach the light socket. If the broken bulb is out of reach, though, you might want to pick up this long-reach broken-bulb extractor from Unger.

The metal fork punches into the remaining part of the bulb, which will probably result in falling glass — your guess is as good as mine as to whether the little plastic cup will catch it. But for $10 this could complete your vaulted-ceiling maintenance kit and save you the cost and space of a really big ladder.

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4 Responses to Long-Reach Bulb Extractor

  1. Jake says:

    Broken Bulb Remover of choice = Half a potato. Turn the power off, jam the flat, cut surface of the potato on to it, twist it out.

    Easy, cheap, safe.

  2. ChrisW says:

    Then warn dinner guests to strain the mashed taters with their teeth.

  3. J.R. Bluett says:

    I love the potato solution too, I just can’t reach vaulted ceilings with them.

  4. monkeyboy says:

    Just got one of these from Lowes. Used their $10 off coupon, too.
    I was working on a house with several broken bulbs in small diameter recessed cans. Even with the power off, it would of been very difficult with a pair of pliers. With this tool, it was a snap.
    http://www.amazon.com/Bayco-LBC-600SDL-Bulb-Changer-Pole/dp/B000BQQ7QE/ref=pd_bbs_7?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1214469614&sr=8-7

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