How to Change a Bulb in a Clairol Makeup Mirror

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No longer manufactured, Clairol light make-up mirrors are among the most sought after make-up mirrors for both vintage form and function. Bulb replacement for the near-antiques is tricky but not impossible.

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Things you need

  • Clairol mirror
  • Miniature florescent replacement bulb
  • Manual
  • Flat head screwdriver

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    How to Change a Bulb in a Clairol Makeup Mirror

  1. 1

    Using the flat head screwdriver, ease the two plastic pieces which form the bottom of the mirror apart.

  2. 2

    Locate the bulb head inside the mirrored portion. Mirror may need to be tilted or removed for easy access.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the old bulb and replace with the new by screwing in the new bulb.

  4. 4

    Replace mirror or return to original position.

  5. 5

    Refasten the plastic bottom pieces. A click ensures proper positioning.

Tips and warnings

  • If your mirror model is too difficult to open with a screwdriver or other techniques outlined in the manual, contact a small-appliances repairman for bulb replacement.

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