Turn the light fixture off at the light switch. Wait for the bulb to cool, if necessary. Handling a hot light bulb can burn your skin, and you could drop the light bulb, causing it to shatter. It's worth the 15-minute wait for the bulb to cool down if it's hot.
Rotate the burned-out light bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket. Dispose of the light bulb promptly.
Insert the replacement bulb in the empty socket and rotate it clockwise. Once the light bulb is secure in the socket, it won't rotate any more.
Turn the light switch on to test the light bulb and make sure it works properly.
- When you replace light bulbs, check the wattage on the existing bulb and make sure your new bulb is the same wattage. Adding a bulb that's a higher wattage increases the risk of a fire because it may be too hot for the fixture.