I have a Satco CFL Ceiling light fixture which was installed when we purchased our condo. The fixture had a twist and screw style dome which got broken and I am unable to find a replacement, so I was going to replace the whole fixture.

I see two screws in the middle, and I had assumed that when I would unscrew them the fixture would come off. But even after unscrewing them it's just stuck really tight on the ceiling and it doesn't seem to budge.

I have tried twisting the fixture. I tried browsing the Satco product page but I wasn't able to find this model anywhere.

I was hoping that someone here may be able to shed some light on how I can remove the fixture.

I would also be happy to just get a replacement dome, but don't know where to look.

Light Fixture.

  • +1 "shed some light" - Perhaps, "throw some shade"
    – Alaska Man
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 18:38
  • I've seen replacement glass shades at homedepot. They may not be the right brand but I have a feeling that a lot of those shades are interchangeable so you might be able to use one as long as the size is the same. Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 18:43

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I would bet that it is being held on by paint. The two screws should be the only mechanical fasteners.

Take a utility knife and cut the paint line between the ceiling and the metal of the fixture and then use a thin scraper to push in between the ceiling and the metal of the fixture to pop it free.

If you have a Habitat for Humanity Restore or a home salvage store you can go and look through their used fixtures


It looks like part of that insulation is factory-cut, so it can fold back like a flap. I would pull that out gently (or ungently if you are scrapping this fixture) and see what's behind it. I bet you find the mounting screws.

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