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 Post subject: Removing a G10 bulb
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:56 pm 
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I was asked to remove a G10 bulb but I had trouble removing it. There seemed to be little plastic lugs on either side side of the ring holding the bulb in. I presumed the ring screws in and the lugs are used to tighten/loosen the ring to remove the bulb. I tried removing by hand but it was too tight and didn't want to force it. Is there a tool for this?

I should have took a photo but forgot my smartphone.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing a G10 bulb
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I don’t know if this is what you mean

https://www.screwfix.com/p/wolfcraft-wf ... tool/6084k

I bought one and it made the job a whole lot easier to change the bulbs

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 Post subject: Re: Removing a G10 bulb
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I saw those but those aren't it. I'll try and get a photo if I go back there.


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Sounds like my bathroom lights (GU10, LED bulbs) which have a fat rubber/plastic ring to stop any condensation getting inside the fitting. Pushing it down (against the back of the fitting) is a must and perhaps a side to side wiggle at the same time once it moves downwards you have to turn it (putting a new bulb in place is always harder than taking the old one out).

If I understood what the problem is ....


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 Post subject: Re: Removing a G10 bulb
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Is the bulb recessed ? is it in a bathroom/WC ?

edit. it maybe be a V-tac fitting https://v-tac.eu/led-lights/lights1/led ... etail.html



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I've come across several different types of locking rings for gu10 lights ... most can be undone with either a small electrical screwdriver or a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Bob I think it's that V-tac fitting you posted. Wine-O I didn't want to force it so i just left it. It was around 6pm on Christmas eve and I just wanted to get out the door.

I should have finished at 4pm but he was one of those types 'oh just before you go' and another two hours later.

I've emailed that company to ask if they have a removal tool.


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