I have two light fittings in my kitchen. Both have CFL bulbs which, as far as I can remember, were installed around the same time 10 years ago.
I was in the other room and heard this fizzling noise. Went into the kitchen and saw that one of the bulbs had gone out. Tried to put in a new bulb and it doesn't work.
I have read about how CFL bulbs act at the end of their life but can't find anything about them damaging light fittings.
Is this just a simple case of buying a new light fitting and swapping like for like or is this potentially something more serious that I need an electrician for? (I would prefer to fix it myself as getting an electrician five days before Xmas is not going to be easy!)