Like everything else, light fixtures both inside your house and outside do and will get dirty. Your fixtures can acquire anything from dust, cobwebs, dead bugs, to a build up of heat inside an enclosed fixture that creates a fog that will make a clear glass fixture look cloudy. With any or all of these conditions happening, you can take a few simple steps to make this part of your weekly, monthly, or seasonal cleaning routine and eliminate that dirty look and make your light fixtures sparkle.
1. First things first, turn off power at switch and circuit breaker.
2. Remove light bulbs, glass, globes, shields, grills, and shades to ease the cleaning of the hardware part of the fixture.
3.Clean this hardware, along with any other metal parts (shields, grills, etc) with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water and a mild detergent. Then dry with soft dry cloth.
(DO NOT use harsh cleaners on this metal hardware, a protective coating has been put on by the manufacturer to protect the finish and could be damaged by anything abrasive.)
4.Wash the glass and /or globes from the fixture by hand in warm soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth and attach back on to the light.
5.Put your light bulbs back into the dry fixture.
6.Turn your power back on and enjoy your sparkling lights!