How to Clean Light Bulbs


With energy costs rising and the economy stagnating, people are searching for new ways to save on energy and money. You can improve the lighting in your home up to 20 percent by simply cleaning your light bulbs. Increased lighting reduces the need for extra lamps and other light sources. By cleaning a light bulb, you can effectively improve the lighting in your home and save money at the same time. This simple effort can benefit any household.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Clean cotton cloth
  • Light bulb
  • Turn off the power to the lamp or lighting fixture.

  • Allow the light bulb to sufficiently cool so that you can comfortably touch it with your hands.

  • Remove the bulb from the socket.

  • Dampen a clean micro-fiber cloth with warm water.

  • Wipe down the glass portion of the bulb as well as the metal part.

  • Wipe the bulb again with a clean dry micro-fiber cloth.

  • Replace the light bulb into the socket when you are confident that no moisture remains.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear protective eye gear when removing the light bulb in case it breaks.
  • Always make sure there is no power to the light fixture before removing the light bulb to prevent electrical shock.

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