Fibre optic lighting utilises a transparent cord to transmit light from one end of the strand to the other. If treated roughly, the fibre is easily broken, and any damage to the strand will impede the light's refraction. If your fibre optic lighting becomes dirty from dust and residue build-up, light production will lessen significantly. Cleaning your fibre optic lighting without damaging it requires only a few household supplies and a light touch.
Cover a flat work surface with two layers of newspaper. You should cover an area large enough to lay out the fibre optic lights flat.
Place the fibre optic lights on the newspaper and lay them flat, exposing the largest amount of surface area.
Spray the fibre optic lights with an even coating of window cleaner. Allow them to set for five minutes.
Wipe the exposed surface of the fibre optic lights with a paper towel to remove any dirt or grime build-up. Do not pick the lights up to clean them; wipe them down while they are flat on the work surface.
Turn the lights over and spray the other side with window cleaner. Allow the spray to set for five minutes before wiping them down with a clean paper towel.
Wipe the lights down with a dry paper towel to remove any window cleaner residue.
- "Fibre Optic Lighting: A Guide for Specifiers"; Russell L. Deveau; Fairmont Press; 2000
- "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cleaning"; Linda Formichelli and Mary Findley; 2006
- Do not let the window cleaner dry on the fibre optic lighting, as this will create a new layer of residue to clean off.