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Pretty good tool for removing recessed light bulbs from high ceilings. The bulb changer is just the attachment, you will need a broomstick or telescoping pole with typical threading in order to attach it. Suction is actually quite strong on the incandescent bulbs I removed, which are glass and have a very smooth surface. My replacement bulbs are LEDs with a plastic housing, the surface is more "pebbled" than glass and doesn't seal as well with the suction cup. Solution: wipe the surface of each replacement LED bulb with a damp cloth and then attach the suction cup, the moisture improves the seal noticeably and will last long enough for you to get the bulb in there. I recommend practicing on some lower bulbs before moving onto the the really high ones.
The string you attach to the wire loop (to detach the suction cup) tends to get wound up around the pole as you're screwing bulbs in / out. This can be solved with a piece of tape, stick the long end of the string to the bottom of the pole to keep the string in "stationary orbit" as you work.
I don't think any of these suction cups are going to be perfect. There's a lot of them out there an you can find problems with most of them. I used this one while attached to a Mr. Longarm. The pole I had to extend the entire 28 feet so no matter what I'm working with a wobbly pole. I lost two brand new bulbs using this, but like I said, it was very high up. The cup would be on the bulb and wouldn't turn the bulb without a little finagling. LIke I said, nothing can be perfect when going with the cups. Maybe the grip types work better, but in the end I changed out both bulbs.
It works as intended. The string could be a little thicker. You may want to use it with a cloth to first clean the old bulb off. Dust can mess up the seal of the suction cup. Make sure you attached the string, or you could have a time getting it off the bulb.
I got this bulb changer to swap out the bulbs in the track lighting in my 20-foot ceiling (about 6 meters). It suctioned very well onto my new bulbs (Eufy T1012 smart bulbs) but it took some work getting it to stick to the old, standard floodlight-style bulbs, even though they had a smooth surface and I used the dust-cleaning sock. I dropped one of three bulbs, but since I'm not using the old ones anymore it wasn't a big deal -- I'd have been more upset if I'd dropped one of the new ones.
For the money, I can't really complain. Just be careful, especially when raising or lowering bulbs. And maybe have someone on hand to catch any falling ones.
I am impressed that the product works as advertised. I give this item thumbs up and would recommend as a great way to change lightbulbs in a high reached ceiling. The product is a bit plasticky in terms of what you get for the price. The cloth that covers the head is pretty much unless. Overall, I have it four stars as I am happy with its performance. I knocked 1 star off as there is no sure way to have confidence that the suction it tight to the lightbulb. Great product as I can see myself using it over time.
This worked very well. I bought a long handle at Home Depot and attached this bulb changer to it. Did a great job in removing old bulbs and then installing new ones on a 15 foot high ceiling. Only problem is that it doesnt work on standard sized bulbs; only works on the larger floodlight sized bulbs, and this wasn't made clear in the description. Was hoping I could replace my old floodlight sized bulbs with standard sized ones like I did in the rest of the house (with 8 foot ceilings reachable with a ladder) but that wasn't possible
As someone who just recently broke their wrist falling off a ladder, this product was a life saver. I replaced two flood lights in my house's stairwell. One which was 16 ft high! Only downside was I wish the suction cup was a little larger as the LED replacement lights I used had a large recess in the middle of the lens which made using the device a little precarious. But it worked with some "finessing". Well thought out item with the thread included to break the suction cup seal when needed after reinstalling a light.