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Old 10-11-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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The bulb for this unit does not come out easily. Is there a trick to taking it out? Please help.

This is a recessed lighting fixture. The bulb is of the push-in or pull-out variety, not like the traditional screw-in type. The problem is: the bulb does not pull-out. My question is how can I get the bulb out? I have attached a photo of the unit (specifically the label).
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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It would help if you told use what "this unit" is.

Also, what is your difficulty in removing the bulb ?
(can't reach it, can't get good grip, won't turn/pull, etc)

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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The bulb types listed, A19 and PAR30, are both medium-base standard screw-in bulbs... are you sure it's not a screw-type? perhaps the socket's been replaced or something in the past?

What I see in the photo appears to be a CFL of some sort, its ballast up there. It *should* unscrew, or perhaps it's corroded in there. You may have to remove power from it, and work on it a bit to get that ballast unscrewed. I suspect your "push-pull" comment is due to the compact fluorescent tube coming loose and wiggling?

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That is a can light trim. If it is used with the listed cans, it is definitely a screw in bulb. If it is used with the wrong can, it could be anything.
Try grasping the bulb and turning counter-clockwise (lefty loosey).

The other common socket for CFLs is a GU-24. It requires about 1/8 of a turn CCW, before it will pull out. Putting a slight upward pressure (towards the socket) often helps.
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Does your bulb look like this ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
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Is it a 2 or 4 pin lamp? If so wiggle amd pull

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