It is necessary to safely change a light bulb to avoid an often unnecessary electrical repair. One easy way to stay safe is to check the wattage and size of the bulb needing replacement. Replacing the right bulb can prevent issues with an improper fit or too much heat generation.
Take Your Cue From Light Fixture Labels
Check the light fixtures warning label to see what type of bulb to use. This helps prevent using the wrong bulb without pulling out the light bulb until you ready to replace. When you have the right bulb, let the lamp cool, remove the burnt bulb counter-clockwise and set aside before screwing in the new bulb until it stops.