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OMG, how did I ever live without this! For years we have climbed on ladders or knelt on counter tops to replace bathroom vanity lights, but we decided that we no longer should put ourselves at risk doing that. As a consequence (since we don’t want anyone coming into the house during CoVid), we had two bulbs out and were facing the prospect of a totally dark bathroom.
This bulb-changing pole arrived a few hours ago, in a very plain and beat up box (I was worried enough to take photos before opening it). Figuring out how to extend it was totally intuitive, but I needed the instructions (HIDDEN AWAY!) to understand when and how to use the string.
I went into the bathroom, put a towel on the counter “just in case” and used the cleaning cloth to clean the two bulbs, then I took off the cloth and carefully followed the instructions to remove the two burnt out bulbs Nothing to it! I cleaned my only spare bulb, moistened it slightly, attached the string, suctioned the new bulb and inserted it per instructions. WOW — very fast and easy! I released the suction using the string, collapsed the pole and applied a rubber band to hold the string assembly to the pole, and stored it in the linen closet Then I to Amazon and ordered a new package of bulbs. I can hardly wait to use it again to replace the last bulb that is out — it was FUN instead of a chore!
This thing works. I have recessed canned lights and also track lighting. This worked on getting the bulbs out of both these types of lighting. In the past I had to bring down a ladder, climb the ladder, remove the bulb and put in the new bulb in the recessed canned lights. For the track lighting I used to have to take down the whole fixture because I couldn't get my fingers around the bulb good enough when it was above my head to remove the bulb. With the bulb changer I stood on the floor and extended the bulb changer. Suctioned to the halogen flood bulb and twisted to remove the bulb. It worked. Then I attached a new bulb to the suction, extended the pole up to the fixture, twisted it in, pulled the little string to release the suction and viola it was done. No more climbing ladders!!!
I decided on this bulb changer based on the Amazon reviews. I', happy I got it and I must confess I was concerned the bulbs would not adhere to the suction cup and fall and break. I'm glad everything worked out fine.
Now, as I replaced the bulbs outside I noticed cobwebs and looked for cobweb attachments for the Stauber pole on Amazon. I even contacted the manufacturer and realized they do not have it! Making a long story short, I got a generic cobweb remover and it fit perfectly the Stauber pole. Evidently this company utilizes standard threads on the poles, and I love it.
Exactly what I needed. I needed to change bulbs in the house 16'-18' high and all but given up on them before securing this item. That said I shattered a few bulbs b4 I got the hang of it. Have a broom and dustpan handy since there is a tremendous chance you may duplicate my tragic mistakes for the first 1-2 bulbs you use this on.
Tip: Be sure to do the little wrist twist to ensure the bulb is indeed fastened on securely by the suction (don't just assume 🤦🏾♂️.)
Now I'm probably good for now on. Very happy with the purpose.
Hats off to the inventor. I just removed bulbs from a 20 foot ceiling in my stairwell. Would never have been able to reach it safely on a ladder. This thing is awesome, well built, intuitive. Highly recommend for houses with high ceilings.
This is a great product. It arrived in one day when I really needed it to change a recessed light bulb in my kitchen. I am short so changing bulbs on a stepladder was always a little precarious with nothing to hold onto. It took < 5 minutes to change the bulb with this. It folds up and fits in the small box provided. Easy!