How To Remove Globe Light Fixture

How To Remove Globe Light Fixture?

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Globe light fixtures on ceilings are pretty common. Now, if you want to replace it with a new one, here’s how to remove globe light fixture in a few steps.

Have you got a stuck globe fixture in your ceiling that you’d like taken down and removed?

No problem!

It’s a rather easy job that anyone can do as long as they know the steps. Even if you haven’t done this sort of job yet, our guide can ensure that you’ll know how to remove globe light fixture in just a few steps.

After you’re done reading, you’ll know exactly how to remove globe light from ceiling with ease.

How To Remove Globe Light Fixture
Globe light fixtures do not only make your lights look artsy, but they also protect them from breakage in case of being hit by objects

What Are The Tools You Need?

First of all, you’re going to need some tools in your arsenal.

Here is a list of the tools you’ll need for this kind of job:

Rubber Gloves

Rubber gloves are pretty important because it makes gripping on the glass easier. After all, you’re going to do a lot of twisting. The rubber will give you more traction so that you can move it.

Needle-nose Pliers

There are some globe light fixtures that have big screws that an ordinary screwdriver might not be able to take. That’s why we believe that needle-nose pliers are the best option when unhinging the screws of your fixture.

Step Stool/Ladder

Lastly, you’ll need a step stool or a ladder so that you can climb up to your fixture. Just make sure that there’s someone who’ll hold it for you so that you won’t fall down.

How To Remove Globe Light Fixture (And Replace)

Now that we’ve already mentioned all of the tools that you need in order to do this, we can finally move on to the steps on how to remove stuck globe light fixture.

Check them out below:

1. Observe Safety Procedures

Before doing anything, you need to make sure that you turn off the light and wait for the glass to cool down. Take note that glass takes a while to cool down after it was exposed to heat so you may want to wait a few minutes first. When the glass has already cooled down, wear your rubber gloves and get moving on to the next step.

2. Climb Up The Ladder

The next step is to get your tools ready and climb up the ladder. Make sure you position your stepping stool or ladder properly so that you can avoid accidents.

3. Unscrew The Fixture

If ever your fixture has screws (which it will most likely have), take out your needle nose pliers and slowly take out all the screws. Hold the glass in place while doing this to keep it steady. If it doesn’t have any screws you can go on to the third step.

4. Loosen The Globe

There will be a point somewhere in the globe that is loose. All you have to do is twist the globe counterclockwise until you find the loose point. When you find the loose point, you can slowly pull the globe fixture past the lightbulb and out.

5. Replace The Globe

Once you take out the old globe, get the new one and slide it over the light bulb. Make sure that everything is straight because you’re going to screw everything back in place.

6. Tighten The Screws

When that’s done, simply put the screws back and use your pliers to tighten them. This will keep the globe in place. Make sure that you tighten them until the globe doesn’t move anymore.

7. Clean The Globe Fixture

This is actually an optional step but it’s always good to keep things nice and clean. In order to clean your new globe fixture, simply mix some soap and water in a small bucket. After that, you can get an old toothbrush and scrub the fixture thoroughly.


In just seven steps, you were able to remove your globe light fixture and even replace it with a new one! See how easy it was to learn how to remove globe light fixture? As long as you got all the necessary tools that we mentioned above and follow the steps we provided, this job is extremely easy to do.

Are you now ready to remove and replace your existing globe light fixture? Then pull out this guide and get the job done!

We hope you have learned something very valuable in this guide. Good day!

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