There is a small groove between the white and black sections, but it doesn't come loose with slotting a screwdriver in the groove.

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    Does it unscrew (the glass)? Or even turn a little and lower? – David G. Feb 1 at 13:05
  • No, the black part moves a little from side to side, but the white plastic doesn't move at all! – user111866 Feb 1 at 13:10
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    The only other thing I can think of is a spring clip. It might just pull down and release. Shouldn't take more than a few pounds of force. Pull the plastic, not the black part, though the clip could be on either side. – David G. Feb 1 at 13:16
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    I'd put money on twisting. – Aloysius Defenestrate Feb 1 at 16:56
  • Have one person hold the black base and another turn the plastic. – Steve Wellens Feb 1 at 17:37

These fixtures usually have a "bayonet" mount, requiring a partial turn, perhaps just a few degrees, and then pulling straight down on the plastic cover. After years, it may require a wiggle or two to break it loose.

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