I recently moved into a new place and I was able to pull off the glass enclosure attached to this light fixture:

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However, when I pulled it off a second time, the enclosure shattered in my hands from the pressure of pulling. I've tried searching for light fixtures but it's almost impossible to find one that attaches in the same way as this one does. How can I find a replacement? Also interested in knowing how to take the enclosure off again in the future without shattering it.

  • Replace the whole fixture. It will take 5 minutes.
    – Tyson
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 0:21
  • That's definitely an option, but I'd prefer to have it match the other fixtures. Otherwise I'd need to replace every single fixture.
    – Connor
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 0:27
  • How many of them are there?
    – Tyson
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 0:28
  • How many are there? I doesn't seem stupid to replace things that explode in your face. Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 0:29
  • I had assumed it exploded in my face because I was using it wrong, but you make a solid point.
    – Connor
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 0:30

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Firstly you could take the fixture down, examine all markings and google search any words or numbers you find on them.

If that doesn't work, and you have a picture of it or can take one of another similar fixture, you could use TinEye to find a similar photo and hope that it's on a product listing page.

Replacing a light fixture however, is pretty easy. I recommend buying spare globes for any glass fixtures and keeping them in a safe place.

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