While installing fluorescent light covers is typically best accomplished by having a professional do the work, there are instances where homeowners and business owners can actually get the job done correctly on their own. One of the first steps in achieving the goal of installing florescent light panels correctly is to have a game plan. Here are a few simple and straightforward steps in ensuring that your sky & cloud panels are correctly installed. As a note, anytime there is any doubt always have a professional do the work.
Unlock The Frame
Turning off all lights associated with the area that will be worked on is the first step. Using a stepladder, it is then easy to pull the tabs that will unlock the frame that holds the existing light panel. This is the same basic procedure that would be used to replace a burned-out light bulb. Most frames are hinged on one side so that the frame may be lowered safely. Next, there may be a spring or clip that holds the existing diffuser in place. Simply remove these devices with a screwdriver or similar tool. It should be noted that not all diffusers have a holding device installed.
Removing The Diffuser
Because each frame assembly is different it is important to inspect the frame and determine how to open up the frame to access the current diffuser. This may include using a screwdriver or simply bending back a tab as a way to gain access to the diffuser that is to be removed. Once this has been accomplished it is then simply a matter of removing the diffuser by sliding it out of its frame. As a note of caution, old diffusers tend to become brittle after years of use. Because of this, they can sometimes break and may have sharp edges that can cause injury. Exercise extreme caution when doing this type of work.
Orientate The New Diffuser
The next step is to carefully measure the diffuser that was just removed and then cut the new diffuser to the same dimensions so that it will fit into the existing fluorescent frame fixture. Fluorescent light covers come in more styles, colors and designs than ever before so take the time to choose carefully with regard to the look or style that will fit your needs the best. When choosing a unique decorative fluorescent light cover it will be necessary to orientate the new diffuser in the correct way.
This simply involves ensuring that the image side of the new decorative fluorescent light cover is facing toward the room that is to be lighted. Finally, simply reverse the process by replacing the frame, any tabs or screws or other items that were removed earlier. Once this has been accomplished, simply swing the frame back into its original position and turn on the florescent lighting to enjoy a new and attractive look that is sure to be admired by everyone. Contact Octo Lights today for the best in decorative light fixture covers.