Need To Replace Your GU10 Light Bulbs? Follow These Three Simple Steps
As a tenant, one of your responsibilities is replacing your GU10 light bulbs. It is a relatively easy task that can be completed in a few simple steps.
As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes checking and replacing faulty or burnt-out GU10 light bulbs.
You may think that replacing any light bulb including the GU10s seems like too much trouble but in fact, it is fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
The steps below are a basic guide to help you replace your GU10 light bulbs in your recessed lighting fixtures or bracketed wall fixtures safely and correctly.
Replace Your GU10 Light In 3 Steps—Easy
If you need to know how to replace GU10 light bulbs, the process is relatively simple and all the tools you need will be cotton safety gloves and a small ladder (if needed).
First, locate the light fixture that needs a new bulb.
Safety precautions: Be sure to disconnect the GU10’s light bulb’s power supply before you start. Unplug the lighting fixture and if it is under a cabinet, make sure to clear away any combustible materials close by before starting. Please make sure that the light button is also in the Off position before you proceed to the next step.
Second, remove the old GU10 light bulb by unscrewing it from the light socket.
Safety precautions: Ideally use cotton safety gloves to grip the old GU10 light bulb and the retaining collar (if you can reach it) firmly and carefully twist counterclockwise to remove the bulb out. If the GU10 light bulb fixture is beyond your reach on a wall bracket or in ceiling fixtures, safely use a small ladder to reach it. Exercise caution during this step.
Third, insert the new bulb into the socket and twist it clockwise to set it in place.
Safety precautions: Be careful not to touch the glass of the new bulb with your bare hands as oils from your skin can cause it to overheat and break.
A set of 5 GU10s is around £10 so they aren't expensive and you will save the call out fee from a contractor.
Finally, test the new GU10 light bulb by turning the power on. If your GU10 light bulb works, you're golden. If not, double-check your work by repeating the process a second time.
Replacing your light bulbs is a simple task that can be done safely and easily.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts.
Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.
But if you find that replacing your GU10 light bulb has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor.