Miniature Light Bulb Socket Types?

Answer Although supplanted to some degree by ultra bright LEDs, miniature light bulbs are still used in electronics, portable and emergency lighting and in model-making. Some socket types are similar to f... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Miniature Light Bulb Socket Types

I was replacing a light bulb, when the bulb blew off the metal top,which is stuck in the socket. Now what?

Cut off the power and use needle-nose plyers.Spray the new bulb's metal part with wd-40 for easy removal next time.

How can a broken light bulb be removed from the light socket?

Turn off the power, cut a potato in half and jam it up into the broken bulb. Now turn the potato counter clock wise and it will screw right out.

How to Test a Light Bulb Socket?

Light is one of the things that humans as a species crave.  Often times it can be very frustrating when a light stops working.  When this happens there is a quick and easy way to determine whethe... Read More »

What is the best way to get a broken light bulb out of the socket?

Shut off the power. Cut a potato in half. Stick one of the cut edges onto the protruding glass edges of the lightbulb. Turn it counter clockwise and keep turning till the bulb is out of its socket.