How to Clean Light Fixtures


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  • measuring-cup Measuring cup
  • sponge Sponge
  • bucket Bucket
  • microfiber-cloth Microfiber cloth
  • ladder Step ladder
  • toothbrush Toothbrush
  • rubber-gloves Rubber gloves


Learn how to clean light fixtures with Pine-Sol and make light cleaning easier.

  1. Step 1 Turn off lights and lamps to cool the bulbs down. You'll want to do this during the day when there's enough light to see the fixtures clearly while you clean.
  2. Step 2 Dilute ⅛ cup of Pine-Sol® in a gallon of warm water.
  3. Step 3 Apply a small amount of the mixture to a cloth, microfiber cloth or sponge, and gently clean lights and lamps as needed. Be careful not to let moisture seep into wiring or bulb contacts.
  4. Step 4 Use a step ladder to remove any overhead light fixtures that need a wipe down.
  5. Step 5 Dip an old toothbrush in the mixture to reach crevices like lamp cover corners or lamp base angles.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander