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Question DetailsAsked on 9/22/2016

Who can change a outdoor light bulb 25' high above my garage

I need a halide light bulb changed that is outside above my garage 25 feet high

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Handyman - though this is within a few feet of reaching the limit for normal Handyman ladders (commonly 22-28 feet total height). A few Painters will also do this, as will some Window Cleaning companies - but the minimum charge for a visit by them is likely to be on the order of $50-150.

Otherwise, a commercial building light changing company (not an Angies List category) like those that do convention center and indoor pool and atrium/lobby lighting changeouts, or a Sign company (with their boom truck) can also do it - but again probably $100-250 minimum charge.

Other option - more cost up-front but maybe cheaper in the long run - have Electrician change the light location to where it can be changed from the roof or a window or such, or down to a level where you are willing to get up on a ladder - though of course will not cover the area as well then.

I have also put then right by a hatch or attic screened vent which can be hinged open to get to the fixture - this is common in barns, where yard lighting is placed right above the hayloft hatch so it has good yard coverage but can be pretty easily worked on sitting in the open hatch.

If going with a contractor changing it out, use a GOOD brandname so it will hopefully last a good long time - I would recommned GE over all other competitors.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD



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