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How the eff do you get this downlight out?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by mja, 25th Oct, 2015.

  1. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    As I currently rent, I'm at the mercy of my landlord installing things I wouldn't normally. Like for example, this kitchen light.

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    Keeping my opinion to myself on what I really think about this marvellous design, how do you get the downlight out to replace it?

    The globes are the GU-45 jobbies similar to http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/...gth-b-font-font-b-Aluminum-b-font-GU10-45.jpg. You need to push in and twist, and even that's tricky to do with new globes.

    Any ideas? :)

    Undoing the screws doesn't give me access inside the light.

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    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    The biggest hammer you can find! Read the forums here, tenants are morons so its expected!
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It will be one of these fittings - I use the kitchen tongs as you can't get your fingers around the outside.

    It will most likely be a GU10 (240V)

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  5. mja

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    Does pushing in and twisting not help? That's what I would try first.
     
  7. bob shovel

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    Mobile phone repair kits come with a suction cap
    I couldn't copy the link from the app but part number below
    121419446347
    Find a local seller, and you obviously just need the suction cap (bot right) so shop around.
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    Or you might be able to loop two pieces of string or elastic band around that lip to pull it out
     
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  8. mja

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    *slow golf clap*

    Oh yes. I've tried on and off for over a week.

    Thanks! I'm sure most of the decent lighting places and or Bunnings would have something.
     
  9. Chilliblue

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    If the unit is too difficult to replace then advise the PM or landlord of same and seek their recommendation just in case you break the unit.
     
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