With the lockdown in full swing, many of us may be finding that we have more time on our hands and so are turning to a bit of spring cleaning to try and fill some of this new-found free time. In light of this, Hudson Valley Lighting Group have given us an insight into their top tips for cleaning light fixtures correctly and thoroughly, ensuring your products stay in tip top shape.

Picture Perfect Prepping

The first time you clean your precious light fixture, it is a great idea to take a few pictures so that you can look back at these pictures for reference when you go to reassemble it. Putting your fixture back together can be a bit like a puzzle, but to get it sparkling like new will be highly rewarding.

Handle with Care

The most crucial thing to remember when deep cleaning light fixtures is to be very careful. Most fixtures and bulbs are fragile in their very nature – after all, they’re made of glass. But this fragility is the very reason most homeowners delay cleaning their lights until they’re visibly dusty. Spring is the perfect time to get your fixtures gleaming like new! Just make sure you handle with care and turn your lights off for some time beforehand so that they are cool and easy to handle. Dust sans Damage

After you unscrew and disassemble your fixtures, make sure to get any loose dust off. The best way of doing this is by using a feather duster. If there is a lot of dust, you should go outside to do this. Then, clean the fixture with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any liquid cleaning products. This is important, as cleaners have the potential to damage the finish.

It Takes Two… And a Ladder

If you have very high ceilings especially, disassembling and reassembling your fixtures is a two-person job that will require a ladder. It goes without saying that adding a ladder into this process demands even more caution, but when your fixtures are shining bright, all the effort will be so worth it.About HVLG 

Hudson Valley Lighting Group’s four industry-recognised brands share a few common principles: the pursuit of excellence, a design-driven culture, attention to ever-changing environmental concerns, and dedication to the highest standards of quality attainable. Their family of brands innovate further with each new collection, while responding with ease to market demands; they achieve this by leveraging a deep network of engineering skills and capabilities.

Hudson Valley Lighting’s four brands are profoundly versatile by being historically informed as well as ahead of trend, offering something for every space. Whether you’re searching for the perfect sconce to level up a powder room, or require lighting for an entire new build, the company’s portfolio spans a diverse range of styles that can adapt to suit any lighting needs.

At the core of the brand’s aim is the “out-of-box-experience” – an apparent sense of built-to-last quality that is felt instantly. This idea is synopsised best by founder David Littman: “We design and build beautiful fixtures for people who put quality first—for people who are not willing to trade off that increasingly rare characteristic.”

From a young age, Littman saw how beauty could transform our experience of the everyday, and this is what the company accomplish successfully with their stunning product range, by bringing beautiful lighting to everyday spaces.