How do you remove a broken light bulb without a potato?
Grab a pair of needle nose pliers from your toolbox and carefully grab the metal rim of the bulb’s base; bend it slightly inwards if you necessary to get a better grip. With your pliers firmly latched on to the broken light bulb, try to gently unscrew it.
How do you remove a broken light bulb with a potato?
Cut the potato in half, firmly press it against the socket and begin twisting counter-clockwise. The potato should grip the base of the bulb and turn it while the socket remains still. Once the base is out, dispose of the bulb and potato.
Can you leave a broken light bulb in the socket?
It is not safe to leave light bulb sockets empty. They pose an electrocution risk and a fire hazard because of high enough voltage to cause serious electrocution injury. Also, debris could get into the socket, get ignited, and start a fire, although this is an unlikely scenario.