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Replacing Headlight Bulbs Why Wear Gloves

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Created on: 2018-01-23

Replacing your headlight bulbs? Always use gloves to prevent your bulbs to go bad early.

  1. step 1 :Why Wear Gloves When Replacing Headlight Bulbs
    • Oil from your fingers can transfer to the bulb
    • As the bulb heats up, the oil burns
    • Burnt oil will ruin the glass

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

This is a very good example of why you should always wear gloves when you're changing headlight bulbs. If you touch the bulb by accident with your bare fingers, because you have oil on your skin, you can cause the bulb to fail prematurely.

We can see on this one it started to bubble and burn. It hadn't blown out yet. The filament still looks good, but eventually this would overheat and pop. Basically, the oils get on the surface of the bulb. The bulb was very hot. The oils start to boil and bubble, just like if you were burning, say like olive oil in a cooking pan. Then eventually it will ruin the glass of the headlight bulb.

And this is a nice condition bulb right here. It doesn't have any burning or anything, so when we install this bulb, we will make sure to wear some gloves.

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