Electrical Question

How do i change the gu10 bulb in my recessed lighting

How do I change the GU10 bulb in my recessed lighting? I pulled it down out of the ceiling but now the chrome ring will not stay up.

3 Answers

Best Answer

Need a photo really as there are many different types. It could be that the side springs that hold the body of the light fitting in place, have come off as you pulled it down? If so you can buy replacement springs from toolstation.

Answered 2nd Jan 2013

Electrical Safety Services

Member since 17 Oct 2011

Normally you apply slight pressure to the surface of the bulb pushing it towards the back of the fitting and twist with finger tips to left or right,
If it has not been changed for a while they are known to become a little more difficult to release,
you may have damaged the outer chrome ring of the light if it will not stay up ?!

Answered 2nd Jan 2013


Member since 26 Mar 2012

Depends on fitting design, a slight twist anticlockwise should do after removing any clips or pins.

Answered 5th Jan 2013

CIVIL Electrical Services

Member since 2 Nov 2008

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