Light fixtures can do wonders to brighten up your office and help everyone do their job efficiently and effectively. Unfortunately, these light fixtures also tend to attract bugs, dirt, dust, grime, and cobwebs that may reduce their lifespan and diminish their overall output.
The good news is that there are several simple things you can do to maintain proper and efficient light flow in your office. By following the right techniques, you can keep your lights looking shiny and bright and avoid issues like getting burned because of accidentally touching a hot bulb, damaging the wire and suffering from an electrical shock, or breaking the piece themselves.
Use the Right Cleaning Tools and Products
Some of the most important and basic supplies required for cleaning light fixtures include a safe and secure step ladder, microfiber cloths with no lint, and extendable electrostatic duster. Prepare a dishpan and a lint roller. You can also use a vacuum with upholstery attachment for the fabric lampshades. Glass cleaner and mild dish soap can also be used.
Do It Slowly
Cleaning light fixtures in a hurry will make it impossible to clean bulbs, lights, and lamps safely and properly. It is important to take your time to ensure that you will be able to do a thorough job of cleaning the fixtures. Taking it slowly can also lower the risks of accidents and result to a cleaning that will let you enjoy and take advantage of the potential and true beauty of your office lights.
Tips for Cleaning Standard Office Light Fixtures
Knowing the specific type of light fixture that you will work with is important before you start cleaning.
If you want to clean basic office light fixtures, here are some tips to remember:
Tips for Cleaning Recessed Lighting
When it comes to cleaning recessed lights, the covers should be removed and soaked briefly. Once soaking is finished, rinse the pieces using clean water. Wipe down the fixtures and bulbs with a damp cloth. You can put back the components once they have dried off. A similar method is also applicable for the flush-mounted ceiling lights.
Tips for Cleaning Chandeliers
Chandeliers provide a touch of elegance in any office. Yet its intricacy may make them challenging to clean. Here are a few tips to remember:
Avoid soaking polychrome glass or glass with
painted-on designs or decals. Soak some cotton swabs in diluted water then use
it to gently wipe around painted areas and decals. A damp cloth can be used for
gently wiping other surfaces.