Maintaining lamps in the home

Lighting plays a crucial role in our homes. It creates atmosphere, highlights the decor, and makes our daily lives easier. But to ensure that your lamps remain beautiful and functional, regular maintenance is necessary. Therefore, we will share some useful tips and tricks for maintaining lamps in the home in this blog post, so you can enjoy your lamps for as long as possible.

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Søren Rasmussen
Søren is the Key Account Manager for Export and Sales at Antidark. He has worked many years in the industry and knows how to utilize lighting as an active part of the decor.
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Cleaning of lamps

Keeping your lamps clean is not only important for their appearance but also for their function and lifespan. Here is a step-by-step guide to effectively clean your lamps:

Before you get started: Safety comes first, of course. Make sure the lamp is switched off and cooled down before you start cleaning it. You’ll need a soft cloth, mild soap, water, a dry cloth, and possibly a microfibre cloth and a non-abrasive polish.

Cleaning lampshades:

  • Fabric shades: If you have fabric shades, fortunately, it’s super easy – take a dry cloth or a soft brush and remove the dust. Got some stains on the shade? A quick hand wash with a little mild soap and water should do it. Just remember to let the shade dry completely before putting it back.
  • Glass and plastic shades: Dust off with a dry cloth, and use a mixture of water and mild soap or a glass cleaner to wipe the shade. Finally, take a clean, dry cloth to polish the surface.
  • Metal shades and parts: Now for the metal parts, which over time can lose a bit of their shine. Take a soft cloth and a little non-abrasive polish, and give them a gentle treatment. You don’t need to press hard to get a good result. Just a light touch, and voilà, your lamps will shine like new.

Cleaning cords and plugs:

  • Dust and dirt can also accumulate on wires and sockets, which over time can result in weak connections. It is therefore a good idea to clean them regularly and gently with a dry cloth to avoid this. Remember to switch off the power before you start.
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Electrical maintenance

Maintaining the electrical part of your lights is not as difficult as it sounds. It’s just a matter of paying attention to a few things to make sure your lights are always in top shape. Here are some easy tips:

  • Bulb replacement: When bulbs burn out, it’s important to replace them quickly, as it ensures constant and efficient lighting, prevents overloading of other bulbs, and maintains the desired atmosphere and aesthetics of the room. If you haven’t already, consider switching to LED bulbs, which are not only more energy-efficient but also have a longer lifespan, reducing the frequency of replacements. If you have a lamp with an integrated LED that no longer works, it’s often possible to just replace the driver instead of the entire lamp.
  • Wire check: Also, give the wires a quick inspection once in a while. If they look a bit worn or have some strange bends, then it’s time for a replacement. They can be a fire hazard. Here, it might be a good idea to seek professional help.
  • General safety check: Last but not least, it’s advantageous to do a small general safety check from time to time. Check the lamp for loose parts and make sure everything is in order – it doesn’t take long, but it’s super important to ensure that everything is safe and stable.

Read more about lamps for the home

Are you interested in learning more about home lighting, including choosing the right types, the latest trends and how to use light in different rooms in your home? We’ve gathered a lot of great tips and guides for lighting in the home on the page below