Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Clean Canned Lights Lens

Fig.1 Lamp cover
By Gary Boutin 

Supplies and Tools:
Dish soap 
Dry towel 
Kitchen or Utility sink
Kitchen brush

I was called by a client in Santa Clarita, California.  They were selling their homes and moving up to Colorado. After the Realtor checked their beautiful home, she requested a huge repair list of repairs. One job was to clean up all the clean all the caned lamps and replaced burned out lamps.  

This post shows the seven steps on how to clean up canned lamps in your home.

Step 1: Above fig.1 shows the lamp cover has been removed each spring clamp that hold the lamp cover to the base. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the glass lens was cleaned, notice how dirty it is and full of dead bugs. The process of cleaning the lens is to wash it in a kitchen sink with a brush and dish soap, after the lens is clean use a dry towel to remove the water drips. 
Fig.2 Foam Seal
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the lens without the foam sleeve.
Fig.3 Washing Cover
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the lens is cleaned and ready to be put back up into the ceiling.
Fig.4 Drying
Step 5: Fig.5 shows notice the right side of the spring inside the base. The final assembly is to take the clean lens to the ceiling and attach one set of spring to the lamp base.
Fig.5 Attaching wire hooks
Step 6: Fig.6 show the left side of the spring in the base.
Fig.6 Lamp spring
Step 7: Fig.7 shows just push up the lens assembly into the base and the job is finished. The cleaned canned ceiling lamp is ready for use.
Fig.7 Job finished

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