How to Remove Fluorescent Light Cover

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When a fluorescent lamp starts blinking or turns off, the light cover must be removed before the bulb can be replaced. Some fluorescent light covers remain in place by gravity, while others have screws that keep them in the light fixture. You can Also remove the lid from a fluorescent light from the kitchen to clean up insects, dust and debris that are stuck between the lid and the bulbs.

How to Remove Fluorescent Light Cover

Many interior and exterior surface-mounted fluorescent light fixtures have acrylic or grating wire covers that are removed when changing lamps or cleaning lids. Most recessed accessories have flat or convex decorative covers that you press to remove. Typically, the acrylic covers for surface mount accessories fit into the outer edge of the fixture. Wire Grating Covers-also known as wire protectors-are fixed in place with small fasteners. Removing a cap from an installed fluorescent light requires the ability to work on a ladder.


How to Remove Fluorescent Light Cover

Step 1

Clean the floor area under the light fixture whose cover you want to remove. Place a ladder to access the lighting fixture.

Step 2

Hold the upper lip of an acrylic cap on one side of the accessory with your fingers. Pull out on the lip to disengage from the side of the attachment. Lower that side of the lid and lift the opposite side of the opposite side of the accessory. Proceed to the following steps to remove a wire protection cap.

Step 3

Stepladder Work. Locate small pot-head bolts or hex head bolts securing staples on the accessory body on the outer edge of the CAP.

Step 4

Loosen and remove the screws from the head tray with the appropriate screwdriver. You Can use a screwdriver to remove the hex head bolts.

Step 5

Hold the lid in place with one hand. Disengage the clamps from the body of the accessory and remove the cover. If necessary, rotate the clamps to disengage them from the accessory.