I am having trouble retrieving the light bulb in this fixture:

Angle 1 Angle 2 Angle 3

I tried bending the claws to release the dome, but that did not work. I tried twisting the whole fixture many times in either direction, but it did not seem to help to remove the fixture. I tried pulling and wiggling the fixture out of the hole in the ceiling, and it came down a little bit, but it did not come out completely, and I am afraid of breaking something if I pull harder.

What should I do to replace the lightbulb here?

  • I have this exact light fixture with the same problem. This light has reduced me to tears and reduced my self esteem ... until now.
    – AshleyS
    Sep 11, 2015 at 11:58

1 Answer 1


Usually at least one of the "claws" is spring-loaded, and can be pulled straight out to release the glass.

  • Ah, yes, that was exactly the case here. Thanks a lot! 😊
    – Gareth
    Apr 6, 2015 at 5:09
  • Same problem, thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction :)
    – Chris
    Jun 7, 2018 at 22:56

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