I have a kitchen Florescent light fixture with two of four bulbs not working. Unfortunately, the fixture frame and other bulbs are so close I am unable to get a good grip on the bulbs necessary to twist, remove and change bulbs. Does anyone know a trick to enable me to change these two bulbs?

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    You'd have to tell (or show) us something about your fixture. – isherwood May 16 '19 at 20:22
  • I've worked with close-spaced bulbs. The challenge was getting enough grip on the first one to remove it - then the others are much easier. I put on latex surgical gloves and got enough grip using the tips of all my fingers from both hands. (I'm assuming this is your problem?) – mike65535 May 16 '19 at 20:39
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    It's rare that there isn't a grille or something that can be swung out of the way or removed. We have no idea from the information provided. – isherwood May 16 '19 at 20:59
  • Can you post photos of the culprit fixture? – ThreePhaseEel May 17 '19 at 1:17

Are you quite sure these tubes twist off? Some of them go straight in. Look closely; if you see two slots, don't twist them (much).

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