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I have recessed compact fluorescent downlight 240V 13W 4 pin

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I have recessed compact fluorescent downlight 240V 13W 4 pin lights, I am attempting to change them. They simply popped out of the fixture. I am currently attempting to insert the new ones. When I tried to put the new ones in the fixture is not secured in place so when you try to push the new one in the fixture simply moves up to so the bulb can't be inserted into the fixture. The fixture sits over a silver tube with a black circle around the bottom which has a plastic cover over it. The plastic cover will twist off easily but to remove the black ring or silver housing appears to require a degree of force and I don't know whether this is required to change the bulb or not. Obviously I don't want to start dismantling it if it isn't necessary.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  theplumber717 replied 4 years ago.
Hi im Gary

Are you talking about fluorescent tubes, like found in office's or even shop lights?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No they're ceiling lights in a living room

Expert:  theplumber717 replied 4 years ago.
I will opt out so another expert can help who is familiar with this style bulb. Hopefully someone will pick this up soon.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 4 years ago.
Welcome, my name is Tommy and would be glad to assist.

Can you post a picture of the fixture and the lamp, pictures work great and much quicker to understand what you have in place?

You can use the paper clip icon on the tool bar but it is so much easier to upload to this site----CLICK HERE------ and then post the link they give you fro the picture.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Hope this helps

Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 4 years ago.
Thanks so much for the pictures.

It is a little tricky to set the lamp back in the socket.

Once you get one, it becomes easier.

Hopefully the picture shows enough and has good explanation for you.

Just reply if something is confusing.