Video: How Do They Change the Lightbulb on the Top of Radio Towers?

March 23, 2018

If you’ve ever seen one of those tall radio towers, you may have noticed that they have blinking lights on them to warn approaching aircraft of the structure.


Like any other light bulb, they need to be changed if they burn out. That means that someone has to go up there and switch them out.




You read that right. Someone has to climb all the way up the tower and change out a lightbulb.



If you are wondering what that looks like, one of these workers put a camera on his head to record his harrowing climb to the top.


See if you can watch his video without your palms sweating, I know I didn’t!



Just in case you thought a 1,768-foot tower wasn’t high enough, how about this 1,999-foot tower that reaches above the clouds?



There are 30 1,999-2,000 foot TV/radio towers in the United States. The tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere is the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota at a height of 2,063 feet.


Hopefully, the light bulb changing workers get paid well for their work since I assume not many people would be willing to do that work!


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