How to Remove Recessed Light Cover without Any Damage

When you want to remove your recessed light for various reasons, including replacing the bulb, fixing the connection, or cleaning the dust or dirt in the recessed light, you will first need to remove the recessed light cover. However, some recessed light covers are easy to remove. But, most modern recessed lights have different styles and designs; that’s why their removal process is difficult.

Also, due to the improved decorations of the current recessed light, their installation and removal process are made very diverse. The cover removing process of different types of recessed light is different. As a result, many people go to remove the recessed light cover; many times accidentally, they damage the ceiling or the cover of the light or damage the light.

So to avoid these kinds of problems, we have shared in this article how to remove recessed light cover without any damage. We have also shared step by step the process of cover removal. So let’s get started.

How to Remove Recessed Light Cover

In this section, we will share step-by-step details of the most common recessed light cover removal process. Let’s see

Things You Will Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Ladder
  • Safety Goggles

Step 1: Turn off the light and prepare yourself.

First, turn OFF the recessed light. After turning it off, Most of the recessed light stays warm for a while, so wait 10 to 15 minutes for it to cool. And wear your safety goggles for safety purposes.

Step 2: Set up the ladder along with light.

Then take a ladder and set it up along with the recessed light so that you can easily access the light, and you do not have to reduce or increase the size of the ladder.

Step 3: Unscrewing the recessed light cover

Many common recessed lights are tightened with a screw attached to the cover. So first, check the sides of the light cover to see if there are any screws. If there are attached screws, then hold the cover with one hand carefully so that after unscrewing the cover, it does not accidentally run from the hand and go down.

Then on the other hand loosen the screws with a screwdriver. After opening all the screws, turn the cover lightly, And try to separate by pulling down very safely.

If the cover of the light is not fastened with any kind of screw on the side, then follow the steps below.

Step 4: Turning the light cover and turn counterclockwise direction

Try to safely turn the cover of the light in the counterclockwise direction; of course, try to turn in such a way that there is no damage. After the cover is separated, keep it in a safe place.

How to Remove a Square Recessed Light Cover

Square recessed lights are very stylish and bright. Also, the process of removing them is much easier. Unfortunately, the maximum square recessed lights are set up with the cover, so if you want to remove the cover, you must separate the light together. So let’s see the process below.

Step 1: Turn off the light and prepare yourself.

At first, turn OFF the square recessed light. Since the light is turned ON for a long time, it will be very warm, so wait for 10 to 15 minutes to cool down. And wear your safety goggles.

Step 2: Set up Ladder along with light.

Then take the ladder and set up the ladder along with the light so that you can easily access the light.

Step 3: Softly pull the light and Squeeze the side spring clips

Try to separate the recessed light cover from the ceiling by pushing lightly with the screwdriver on both sides. And then try to bring it to the front by pulling on both sides with your fingers. Finally, squeeze the spring clip so that both light and cover are easily removed from the housing.

Final Verdict

Hopefully, you have read this complete guide and understood how to remove recessed light cover easily. We have some more complete guides about how to remove old recessed light housing and how to install canless recessed lighting. If you want, you can read our related articles.

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