Did you know that unclean lights and their fixtures can reduce light output by up to 50 percent! Besides, they look tacky too. It is necessary to clean light bulbs and fixtures for appropriate light output and make your room look neat and clean. We often forget cleaning light bulbs while we clean the other house stuff, maybe because we genuinely did not find any need to clean them or we lack appropriate cleaning knowledge for light bulbs and fixtures. Here are the tips for cleaning light bulbs:
- Dust with a feather duster. If it’s really dirty, brush the dirt into a plastic bag rather than letting it fall to the floor. You can wipe the bulb with a dry lint-free cloth.
- If there is too much dust, you might need wet wiping. Dampen a cloth and wring out excess liquid. Wipe over a cool bulb and let it dry completely before using the bulb again.
- After shutting off and cooling down your lights, get on a ladder to remove your fixture lenses and covers and place them into a sink of soapy water. Scrub them thoroughly to remove the dirt and grime, and dry them off with a microfiber cloth. Do NOT put your small glass fixtures into the dishwater. They probably are not dishwater-safe and can easily shatter.