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I am a handyman, and yes, I have broken light globes. I’m sure we have all broken light fixture globes before. By the way, the “globe” is the official name for the glass that covers light bulbs. You can also have these on ceiling fan light fixture kits. So if you break one, what are your options?
You can try to find a replacement, and you may get lucky and find one. Big box stores will have a small selection, specialty retailers will have a better selection, and the web will have more, but you take a risk with your measurements. The effort and time it wall take you will make you wish you would have just bought a new light fixture, and that may be the best option.
For ceiling fan globes, you will have either 3 or 4 light globes, so if you break one, you will have to get an exact replacement. That won’t be easy. What will be easy is buying four new globes, so that they all match. I know, it sounds counterproductive to buy four new globes to replace one broken one, but the globes are cheap and your time is not. The nice thing is that the new globe will install in a few seconds. There are usually three thumbscrews that hold the globe in place. Just loosen them, insert the globe, and tighten until snug.
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