\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. We’ll start off by using a ladder. Light bulbs that are too high for you to reach commonly will not have globes or a shade. This is needed for the alternative to using a ladder. Wait a few minutes to let the bulb cool off, if it was turned on recently. If your fixture doesn’t have a glass dome or cover, you can skip right to removing the light bulb. Grab the old bulb and start turning it counter clockwise. Throughout the guide, we have introduced two ways to get your job done- using a ladder or using a bulb grabber. The ladder or step stool should be tall enough so you can comfortably reach the fixture without standing on tiptoes. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.