How to remove a broken lightbulb?
â€¢ Turn off power to the bulb and unplug the lamp.
â€¢ Put on protective gloves.
â€¢ Grip the metal lip of the bulb with needle-nose pliers.
â€¢ Gently unscrew the bulb base, turning it the same way you would an unbroken bulb. Watch your fingers while turning the bulb base. Sheered glass remnants may still be inside.
â€¢ Remove the bulb base from the socket.
â€¢ Be sure to vacuum up any broken glass from the floor.