I cannot figure out how to remove the glass globe to change the lightbulbs in my kitchen. I searched and found a similar light fixture to mine that suggests the clips are spring loaded and either pull straight out from the center or towards the ceiling. In this case, neither is true. There are screws on top of the black clips and it’s too close to the ceiling to get in to unscrew them. What am I missing?

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  • how about a picture
    – Traveler
    Nov 4, 2022 at 19:22
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    A slightly further, less fuzzy photo, please. You got the ceiling in focus.
    – isherwood
    Nov 4, 2022 at 19:26
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    I'd be willing to bet that one of the retaining arms is sprung.
    – isherwood
    Nov 4, 2022 at 19:27
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    Hmm... do you know any Astronauts? Politicians? Fishermen? IRS agents? How about three mimes? Nov 4, 2022 at 20:40

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There are fundamentally 3 ways to mount a glass globe.

1- globe screws on (twist lock)

2- Spring clips (inside the globe)

3- older method is to use screws from the side

1- Start with gently turning the globe counter clock wise and observe if it turns.

2- Start with gently pulling the globe downwards

3- Locate the 3 screws on top of the globe near ceiling


It looks like that bracket barely holds it with only 1mm or so of overlap. I think you're meant to just push the edge of the glass away from the holder by that much so it can drop down.

Are you sure it even has a replaceable bulb? All the rage these days is LED fixtures with integral LED emitters. Those things are semiconductors so they'll last forever. (the electronic driver is another story).

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