Select a new bulb. Choose a bulb designed for extended life. Be sure it is the proper size and wattage for the outlet.
Ask for assistance. An extra pair of hands is needed to execute the project safely.
Set up the ladder. Place the top of the ladder directly under the bulb.
Climb the ladder to the point where you can safely reach the bulb on flat feet. Have your assistant steady and hold the ladder in place.
Unscrew the original bulb and replace it with the new bulb.
Climb slowly and safely back down the ladder and discard the old bulb.
Things You Will Need
- 20-foot free standing or A-frame ladder
- Long-life light bulb
- Home improvement centers offer claw-like extension kits to assist in changing light bulbs in high ceilings without the use of a ladder. These kits do not work with all types of light sockets.