I have this kitchen light fixture which is very annoying to open. My light
bulbs need replacement. Can anyone advise me on how to open this thing?
I posted pics of it at
You need to either rotate the dome until lugs line up with slots, or pull
down gently against springs holding it in place.
Be careful. Either way can end badly as you can end up with it landing on
your head, or it suddenly gives way and you fall to the floor still holding
it. Go on, ask me how I know.
The worst design I have ever come across is any pond pump design. Every
year I have to buy a new one because the previous year's pond pump won't fit
together again, even when I read the instructions in detail. How difficult
can it be to construct something as simple as a pond pump which anybody
could put together? As part of the gadgets I have a nice sprinkler jet which
will not fit onto any part of the pump, even though it is shown on the
package as part of the assembly. I always put all the bits away in the box
in the autumn after cleaning them, so nothing is missing there.
And don't get me started on trying to put the plug on every year, through
the vent in the outside wall, when all the wires have frayed and one has to
fiddle about trying to fit the wires into the little holes and then screw
them in. Why can one not get a plug where you just push the wires into their
neutral-live-earth holes and clamp them with a simple finger push without
the need for three (3) different screwdrivers? And never mind the
troublesome cord clamp.
Sorry to let off steam, thanks for listening. I really feel for whyme. I
wonder if the lamp was purchased at Ikea, I had a lot of trouble getting the
glass shade off an Ikea ceiling lamp.
Well, you're obviously a man with so much money that you can afford to
throw it away every year on a new pond pump. Try fixing it yourself
OK, km and Andy Champ, you'll be pleased to know that I re-wired my
40-year-old standard lamp, although it took some time, but fortunately the
nice man at B&Q was able to help me out since he was an electrician in a
previous life. I now know about an underwriter's knot, which didn't exist
when I first plumbed in the lamp. And of course now one needs a 3-core flex
with a metal lightbulb fixture, which you didn't in the old days even if it
And yes, I've put together the pond pump now, it works fine, although the
guy at Wyevale did admit that the sprinkler thing that came with the package
did not fit, so he gave me one for nothing that he had under the counter.
And then I bought a new 8-type hose sprinkler handle for a very inexpensive
price at a pound shop. Put it all together, it worked fine to let the water
out, but the little metal triangle didn't reach far enough back so that you
could turn the water on without holding the handle. Took it back, got the
money back, went to Range and bought another one for a quid more, and it
Why can't things just work the first time, eh?
OK, nice talking to you. I'll go away now until I have to do any more home
repairs. Oh, by the way, can anybody help with..... :-)
Now... that looks very similar to what I have.Is the dark part a metal
cover over the white glass. Try this... Place 4 fingers over the dark
bit and thumb underneath on the white (glass) and push up on the glass
as you pull down on the trim. If it's fittings like I think then you
will see 3 metal clips which held it on in a spring like fashion.
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