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Old 06-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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debugging round ceiling lights

I have an bug that got into one of the round ceiling lights. I pulled the light down, and can't figure out how to get inside of the lens to remove the bug. I do not want to ply or force anything, for fear of breaking it. Down the road I'm sure that I will need to replace a bulb or two.

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Old 06-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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I have an bug that got into one of the round ceiling lights. I pulled the light down, and can't figure out how to get inside of the lens to remove the bug. I do not want to ply or force anything, for fear of breaking it. Down the road I'm sure that I will need to replace a bulb or two.

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Picture would help.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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What model do you have? I'm assuming the lights are fairly standard across the lines. When I picked up my MH, I pulled all the light covers and vacuumed all of them out along with the wiring holes because bits of insulation was filling the lens.

Procedure: Squeeze the sides of the lens with your thumb and pointer finger. The side closest to the switch swings down because the tab is on the outer edge of the light. Reverse osmosis going back in... outer edge first with the tab, swing it down towards the center and squeeze so the little tabs holding it go back into place. Make sense?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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...Procedure: Squeeze the sides of the lens with your thumb and pointer finger. The side closest to the switch swings down because the tab is on the outer edge of the light. Reverse osmosis going back in... outer edge first with the tab, swing it down towards the center and squeeze so the little tabs holding it go back into place. Make sense?
Just can't resist.

Pointer finger? Osmosis: "the spontaneous net movement of solvent molecules through a partially permeable membrane into a region of higher solute concentration, in the direction that tends to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides."?
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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Well... in MY language: 01000010011110010111010001100101001000000110110101 10010100100001

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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These are the lights that are connected to a switch not on the light. There are round lights,with a chrome ring around the glass lenze (Ithink there glass).
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #7
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Chris I have the model as you. Mine is a 2010
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #8
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I believe you have to push on glass lens and turn counterclockwise looking at fixture 1/4 turn....
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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Are they like these

Are they like these flush ones?
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Twist the glass counter clockwise while holding the chrome ring with your other hand so it doesn't twist. It can take quite a bit of force to get the glass insert to come free. About a quarter turn and it will fall right out.
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