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Five tips to remember before changing that light bulb

Become a light-bulb expert: 'How many people does it take to change a light bulb?' The answer? Just one — you, with the right safety tips. Here are five things to remember the next time you perform the simple household chore. 1 Turn it off: It may seem like common sense, but how many times have you screwed in a light bulb only to realize you didn't turn off the light switch? This is called 'hot swapping,' when you remove or replace an electrical component with electricity still running to that component. It's as dangerous as it sounds, according to Home Depot's how-to website, Instead, turn off the light and wait 10 minutes before you switch out the bulb.

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