Change a spotlight

A recessed light bulb lies flush with the ceiling, making it impossible to unscrew by hand. There is a simple approach to changing a spotlight.

How to change spotlights

Watch Telka, from our repairs team, explain how to change a spotlight.

How to change a spotlight in summary

  1. Turn off the light and the light trip switch in the fuse box.
  2. Let the bulb cool to room temperature before you handle it.
  3. Look for a metal ring around the light bulb.
  4. Squeeze the brackets together and remove the old bulb.
  5. Fit the new bulb by aligning the pins and clicking in place.
  6. Secure by putting the metal ring in place.

There are different types of spotlights and fittings so, if necessary, get a friend of family member to help.