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How to clean and care for lights to extend their lifespan


Lights play a crucial role in the design and atmosphere of a room. Not only do they create light, but they also contribute to the aesthetics and overall appearance. To ensure that your lights remain in the best possible condition and extend their lifespan, proper cleaning and care is essential.

In this article we will show you the best way to clean and care for your lights.

Why cleaning and care are important

Lights are often dust and dirt magnets. Over time, deposits can reduce light output and affect the appearance of the lights. Through regular cleaning and care, you can maximize the durability and performance of your lights. Here are some important steps you should follow:

1. Take precautions

Before you begin cleaning, turn off the lights and allow them to cool if they are still warm. Remove light bulbs or other lighting fixtures to avoid injury or damage.

2. Remove dust

Use a soft, dry duster or feather brush to remove dust and dirt from the surface of the lights. Make sure to reach all nooks and crannies.

3. Gentle cleansing

For heavier dirt, use a slightly damp microfiber cloth soaked in warm water with a mild detergent. Be careful not to allow water to get into the electrical parts. Gently wipe the surface and then dry thoroughly.

4. Cleaning light bulbs and lamps

Light bulbs and other lighting devices should also be cleaned regularly as dirt can affect their brightness. Use a soft cloth slightly dampened with alcohol or glass cleaner to clean the surface of the bulbs.

5. Maintenance of brackets and fasteners

Regularly check the brackets and fasteners on your lights for looseness or damage. Retighten screws and nuts if necessary to ensure everything is securely attached.

6. Special care instructions

Some fixtures, such as chandeliers or crystal lights, may require special care. In such cases, you should follow the manufacturer's instructions or consult a professional.


Proper cleaning and care of your lights can significantly extend their lifespan and improve their performance. It's a simple but important measure to ensure your lighting stays in top condition. At Kent Leuchten we offer a variety of high quality lights that will last for years with careful care and maintenance. If you have any further questions about caring for your lights or are looking for new lights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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