How Do You Clean Outdoor Lights?

Outdoor lights are a great way to add both beauty and safety to the exterior of your home or business. Unfortunately, outdoor lights can quickly become dirty and covered in grime due to their exposure to outdoor elements.

It’s important to keep them clean from time to time to make sure they stay looking their best and work properly. Here are some tips for cleaning your outdoor lights.

Step 1:

The first step is to turn off the power from the switch or breaker box. This will ensure that you won’t get shocked while cleaning the light fixtures.

Step 2:

Remove any glass globes or shades from the light fixtures. These should be washed separately with warm soapy water before being returned to the light fixture.

Step 3:

Using a soft rag, gently wipe away any loose dirt or debris from the light fixture. Be careful not to scratch or damage any of the surfaces.

Step 4:

Mix a solution of warm water and mild detergent in a bucket, then use this solution and a soft cloth or sponge to clean off any remaining dirt or grime from the fixture. Rinse with water when finished.

Step 5:

Use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe away any excess moisture from the light fixture.


Cleaning outdoor lights doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow these simple steps. With regular maintenance, you can keep your outdoor lights looking great for years to come!

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Chris Powell