I've got ALKCO "Lincandescent" flourescents in the master bath in a house built 8 years ago. They apparently discontinued the fixture around the same time. One bulb has burned out, I can't figure out how to remove it, and the mfr can't help. Here's the product: https://rexel-cdn.com/Products/84825A51-8E8A-441A-B16B-8D0CB23D2E6F/84825A51-8E8A-441A-B16B-8D0CB23D2E6F.pdf Most flourescent tubes have pins on the ends and you twist out the bulb. But these tubes don't have end-pins. The tubes apparently look like this: https://www.rexelusa.com/usr/Root-Category/Lamps%2C-Bulbs%2C-Ballasts/Bulbs---Incandescent/Incandescent---Tubular/Lamps---T10/Alkco-L40-Incandescent-Lamp%2C-T10%2C-40%22%2C-150W/p/206983 Any advice on how to remove it? Thanks! . . Thanks for the great advice. Yes, it IS an incandescent, even though it's a long tube and has what looks like a ballast. And quite right, when I pulled it straight out, very very firmly, it did come out, without breaking. I replaced it with an LED, which is brighter and a bit harsher. Now I need to decide if that's OK, or if I'll look for one that matches the brightness and color of the other three. Thanks to all for the accurate advice and guidance.
The bulbs pull straight out, there are spring clips on the back sides at each end making the connections. If you grab the bulb at the ends and pull straight out from the fixture, it will come out. Sometimes, because these were often used as vanity lights in bathrooms, the spring clips and connectors on the bulb will corrode, making it tough to remove them.