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Question DetailsAsked on 4/13/2016

Need to change indoor second story light bulb

Some bulbs are above stairs

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Hi Cristine,

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Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


They make ladders that front and rear sections adjut in height separately. Works well on stairs.

Check here.


Answered 3 years ago by BayAreaAC


Here are a couple of prior responses on that -

Or if the type that a bulb changer with extension handle can grab and is in a fixture that will not spin around, get one at box store or Amazon or such.

Personally, I have found none except in mansion or auditorium sized rooms I could not do with an extension ladder of appropriate length leaning against one wall or another to let me reach out to change the bulb.


1) when using extension ladder, but socks on the top end to avoid scraping the wall finish

2) if multiple bulbs in one location change them all at once to minimize number of service calls for this - then use up the rest of those removed but functional bulb's lives in fixtures you can reach.

3) use long-life bulbs - long life rating, and if normal incandescent type use rough-service bulbs, they last FAR longer even in normal service.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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