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22 reviews | 3.6 out of 5
Does just what you need it to, can change nearly any light bulb made from rediculous heights with the 11 foot pole. Got it for use at work where we have 15 foot ceilings and tons of pain in the backside recessed lights, the suction cup gets the ones with the angled reflector covers that you cant quite get at with anything but a suction cup, and for the others yould normally change by hand on a very high ladder, the bulb grabbers do fantastically from the safety of standing on the floor.
Being a person well-connected to the ground, I can't reach a lot of things (unlike my annoyingly tall son who just casually reaches up to the ceiling and changes the lightbulbs!).
This bulb changer works very well for me, although I initially had to get someone to loosen the bulbs and retighten them using the changer. After that, piece of cake. That was because the changer is a little circle of spring stuff - it grips tight enough to install different sizes of bulbs and remove them, but not tight enough if some strong fingered person made them too tight. It comes with little doohickeys to remove broken bulbs as well, very handy.
I haven't tried it with the coil-type cfl bulbs yet. I imagine it would work but would need some extra care to get loose without catching on the coils.
My basement staircase has one light blub about 12 to 15 feet about the stairs. There is no way to change it since a ladder is of no help. A friend told me about this product available at Walmart. It took me a while to take a chance on an $18.00 item I really didn't think would work.
Found it on-line at the Walmart website and decided to give it a try since I had no other options than call in a handyman.
First, I was impressed with all of the attachments that came with it for different size bulbs. I chose the one I needed and immediately broke the glass trying to unscrew it. I then attached the rubber end and after a few tries, and to my surprise, the metal part came right out.
Screwing in the new bulb was as if I had it in my hand!
I now own a fairly expensive bulb changer that I only need for one bulb in my house but I know now it's the "Best $18.00 I've spent lately! At last.......something that works!
I volunteer my maintenance skills to a local Church. Some of the lights in the chandeliers were burned out. I saw how dangerous it was for one of the youth workers to climb a ladder to change out the bulbs several months ago, during the summer. I saw this tool for changing lights, so I bought one. I used it this afternoon. It made the job almost effortless! With the additional adapters it will work on many different bulbs, and the extension handle is sturdy, and is easy to use. I am very pleased with this handy versatile tool. And, buying it at Wal-Mart, it was a bargain too. Thank-You for the opportunity to express my appreciation. I am, Happydayze :)
Had my doubts about whether or not it work well. Surpized that it was so easy to replace both conventional lights and recessed lights at heights I couldn't reach otherwise.
I RECEIVED THIS TODAY AND IMMEDIATELY REMOVED A BULB THAT HAD BROKEN OFF IN THE SOCKET IN MY BATHROOM MONTHS AGO. IT WAS SO EASY. THEN, I REMOVED A BURNED-OUT OVERHEAD LIGHT IN MY CLOSET AND PUT A NEW ONE IN-------ALL WITHOUT A LADDER!!! I HAVE 10 FOOT CEILINGS AND I AM JUST SO GLAD TO HAVE THIS ON HAND FOR ANY OTHERS THAT COME UP. IT IS SO SCARY TO GET ON A LADDER AT MY AGE AND ALSO SO HEAVY TO CARRY IN.
Living alone with can lights constantly blowing out, no one to change then, tired of asking neighbors. I bought this thinking well I will return if it does'nt work. Had a little trouble at first using the suction cup but now I can reach any light in my home. It's my Mr.Man and I am so happy that I bought it. I cant reach most of the lights in my home even with a ladder so this has been a great tool to have around. There is also a duster attachment for cob webs. Should have bought this 6 months ago instead of asking people to help me change out bulbs.
I was extremely disappointed with this product. It does not do what it promises. I needed it to change out some ceiling floods and the flimsiness of the arms does nothing. The arms are not made of sturdy material to grab the light and it kept sliding off of the bulb. It is simply springs that stretch around the bulb and as soon as you try to turn it the extension arms unscrew from themselves. I returned the product and used a ladder. I would not recommend this product to anyone
Exactly as described. Good service. I hope to deal with you again. Thank you.
Purchased this 8/31/13 at an E. Mesa Supercenter. I will return it tomorrow as the pole does not fit any of the attachments. It could be that someone switched the poles from another model or item. I will check that when I return it and hope to have someone open another one to see if the pole fits the attachments. Lowes and Home Depot sell the same brand, but they may have different models, however, they look the same in the online pictures. Walmart's price beats the competitors so I'd like to buy it there. I am a loyal Walmart shopper, but am not happy about this particular item.
I bought the light bulb changing kit because my parents have a yard light that is about 20 ft. I was afraid for my dad to climb on the ladder so i purchased it. I was skeptical but bought it anyway, I was disparate because I could not find someone to do it. Well, let me tell you this kit worked great. I thought the bulb would come loose from the grabbing device but it never did. It's very strong and sturdy, did not bend or break. The length that it extends is perfect. I used the large grabbing device. Great peace of mind because, I don't have to wait for someone to do it for me.
I am vertically challenged (short) and hate climbing to change light bulbs. This device makes it child's play. Wish I had thought to look for it sooner.
Good for what it is
Used it on high ceiling flood lights. Was able to take out the large flood light 75W bulbs with the large grasping attachment, and put in the eco bulbs (with twist shape) without much difficulty, using smaller grasphing attachment. Much easier than using a ladder :).
This changing kit gets the job done. It's good, but not great. You really have to tighten the different sections to prevent it from coming loose while trying to get the bulb.
I have 6 recessed flood lamp fixtures in a very high ceiling. Bought this last Friday in hopes of not having to drag a 12' ladder into the living room to change bulbs. Now I have one of the fixtures partially hanging from the ceiling as this piece of junk broke one of the springs that secures the trim to the base. I never was able to screw in a new bulb. It will go back to Wal-Mart next week and I'll go back to using a ladder.
I bought this because I just moved into an apartment with very high ceilings and mini track lighting. I didn't have a ladder that could reach and hoped this would do the trick. The advertisement said it worked on almost all lights. On mine it was useless. The mini basket didn't work for these lights because the bulb goes almost all the way into the base. And the suction cup was too big. I thought about buying more attachments that had smaller suction cups but they were only available online through some no name company. Rather than waiting another week or two and still not have. a workable solution, I decided rather than throwing good money after bad I would just buy the size ladder I needed. A waste of money and very frustrating.
I was excited to get my hands on this as it would save climbing ladders all the time to replace burned out bulbs, however I noticed that in practice it was difficult to use and the attachments were too flimsy and weak to remove cfl and decorative LED bulbs (which were not very tight) It's a great idea I feel just this version is a bit too cheap and flimsy to get the job done.
will not hold, no matter how much I turn it in the direction the instructions say. If the telescope or extensions will not stay extended when grabbing the light, the end cannot grab the light with any torque to unscrew or screw the bulb in.