Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: KOR - MR16 and GU10 Light Bulb Changer – Strong Grip Rubber Air Suction Cup – Easy & Effortless Lamp Replacing for LED and Halogen Mini Track Lights, Recessed Lighting, Spot Lights and Range Hood.
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It is better than straining using the friction of your fingertips but not by much. If there is any variation in bulb surface where it is not absolutely flat and smooth, the suction cup is very close to worthless even if the receded surface lies completely within the suction cup. And even if the bulb is completely flat it’s only marginally better than your fingertips. You’d think they’d make higher quality suction cups for this very common application, a better cup that can be tightened by torquing a screw, or a caliper that is able to just grasp the outside of the bulb but fit into the socket still. It’s amazing this market hasn’t been filled considering the very common need for it. *shrug*
Some of our GU-10 halogen bulbs are in fixtures with decorative screw-in glass cowls. Trying to get the bulb out was a royal pain in the arse: you couldn't get a good grip on the edges of the bulb because the cowl was in the way, and if you tried to remove the decorative cowl by unscrewing it, the bulb prevented it from being taken out. This suction cup, while not perfect, makes the job a thousand times easier. In each case I removed the old halogen bulb, or inserted the new LED bulb, in about 15 - 60 seconds.
* When removing an old bulb, if it's not coming out right away, turn it back and forth a bit, that is, twist a little bit in the direction to tighten, then twist a little bit in the direction to loosen, and repeat that a few times.
* As other reviewers have noted, the flange/handle at the end is not rigid, so turns when you twist it. I found it helpful to ignore the handle and instead hold onto the shaft and turn the suction cup from the shaft rather than from the handle.
I was totally at a loss for how to replace the bulbs on my braun range hood. Apparently, on eof these changers came with it but since I didn’t know what it was I threw it out. Easy to use, you just suction the bulb and twist. It’s impossible to get the halogen range flood lights out without it.
The material from which the suction cup is made is too hard to allow for a good grip. It will hold somewhat and allow you to at least start the bulb turning but it does not hold well throughout the operation. Not at all an adequate replacement for the original that I melted on a hot halogen bulb. Until I destroyed it, that one worked the way that I expected that this one would.
ONE OTHER THING: When It arrived, the suction cup was folded over in the packaging. I don't know whether or not this contributed to the issues above, but I think not. It does make more work when attaching to the bulb because it has held the new shape which is cupped in too much. -mgp
Received product fine. However my misplaced one was exactly the same style and worked great. Both the old and new had great suction...making sure bulb isn't covered in grease. The problem comes with the stem (or finger grip} that you grip for unscrewing the bulb. The new model is flimsy and just twists not giving you very good traction for unscrewing the bulb. However after a bit of perseverance it does the job... the question is why in the world would they make the stem so flimsy that it can't do the job t was meant to do easily?? Can't argue with the price though.
I needed something to remove 2 led bulbs from our range hood. Those bulbs are frosted and this gizmo/light bulb changer will NOT work on frosted bulbs. I wish the description has stated that important fact; it would have saved me the hassle of returning a product of no usefulness to me.
It does adhere to non-frosted bulbs but that doesn't help me and my situation. However, I can't say it has strong enough suction to turn the bulb as it had zero suction on the bulbs I needed removed.
This is a great little tool for changing mini spots like a GU10 bulb. I used this in my home to replace approximately 70 bulbs. Some of these were quite difficult to remove since some had become frozen in the fixture. On these bulbs you need to have a little patience and keep jiggling the bulbs with the tool. It also helps to tap the bulb around the circumference with a object such as the end of a metal butterknife to loosen it up if it wont move with the tool. If you need to do this tap gently so as not to break the bulb and then continue to use the bulb changer. This tool also great great for inserting bulbs. This little tool saved me a lot of time and aggravation.