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Maintaining and Troubleshooting Lighting in Stourbridge 


In the charming town of Stourbridge, where lighting isn’t just about practicality but also the art of creating a delightful atmosphere, we understand the importance of keeping your lighting in top shape. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, ensuring your lights look great and work well is key. So, let’s shed some light on how to take care of your lighting investments and troubleshoot common issues without diving into technical jargon. By following these tips, you can make your lights last longer and save money in the process. 

Regular Cleaning Made Simple 

1. Dusting:

 Start by giving your lights a regular dusting. Grab a soft, dry cloth or a feather duster, and gently wipe away the dust from your fixtures. No need for fancy tools here; we’re keeping it simple to avoid any damage. 

2. Glass Cleaning:

For fixtures with glass parts, just mix a bit of mild soap with warm water. Dip a soft cloth or sponge in the solution and gently wipe the glass. Rinse it off with clean water and make sure it’s completely dry. 

3. Chandelier Care:

 If you’re lucky enough to have a chandelier, take special care when cleaning it. Remove any removable parts like glass shades or crystals, and clean them one by one using the methods we mentioned earlier. For the metal frame, you can use a chandelier cleaner or a mix of isopropyl alcohol and water. 

Fixing Everyday Lighting Woes 

1. Flickering Lights:

Flickering lights can be annoying, but let’s not get too worked up. Check if your bulbs are screwed in properly; sometimes, that’s all it takes. If it still flickers, peek at the wiring or call an electrician – they’re the experts. 

2. Lights Not Working:

If a light suddenly goes dark, don’t panic. First, make sure the switch is on. Then, check your circuit breaker or fuse box; there might be a tripped circuit or a blown fuse. If it’s still not working, it could be a faulty fixture or wiring – time to call in the pros. 

3. Uneven Lighting:

Uneven lighting can mess with your room’s vibe. Check if the bulbs are spaced evenly and aligned. Give those reflectors a clean or swap them out if needed. If the problem sticks around, don’t worry; professionals can make sure everything is installed and aligned correctly. 

When to Call in the Experts


While we’ve covered many everyday issues, some situations require the touch of a professional: 

1. Complex Electrical Problems:

If your lights keep burning out, or you’re dealing with frequent power hiccups, or lights that just won’t stop flickering, it’s time to reach out to a licensed lighting design company. They’ll handle the nitty-gritty electrical stuff. 

You may call us at Astra Lumos today at 01386 904000 

2. Outdoor Lighting Help:

Outdoor lighting can be tricky, especially with weather and wiring. If you run into trouble like water damage or wiring issues with your outdoor lights, contact a specialist who knows their way around the outdoors. 

Proper lighting maintenance and troubleshooting aren’t rocket science. By keeping your lights clean, addressing common problems, and knowing when to call the pros, you can ensure that your lighting designs keep doing what they do best – making your spaces more inviting and functional. 

If you’re ready to bring a touch of brilliance to your lighting design in Stourbridge, give us a call at Astra Lumos today at 01386 904000. Let us illuminate your world with our specialized electrical lighting design services, made simple for you. 

For additional information, or to chat with a member of our team about collaborating with the UK’s foremost authority on creating gorgeous places, please contact me at or 01386 904 000. 

Until next time, have a wonderful day and I will look forward to seeing you in the next article! 

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