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Old 02-02-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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how do I loosen this light fixture?

Surely someone has solved my problem; however, all my searches have come up empty handed.
I hope the picture of my circular LED light fixture is attached.
It is FLUSH with the ceiling. It looks like any prying of the fixture will damage the ceiling.
The lens rests in an indentation all around the fixture. It looks like any attempt to pry it will break it.
I have grabbed the fixture with a rubber-textured material and tried to turn it CW and CCW.
I would appreciate any suggestions as to how to access the light bulb.
I would also appreciate any recommendations if there is a better category in which to post this query. There are a huge number of threads in the General Questions area.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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Call crossroads.i think the lens is held in by small spring clips mounted to the light bezel.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:09 AM   #3
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When you figure it out, let me know. lol.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:13 PM   #4
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Pry the lens out is exactly what you have to do...Get a VERY small standard screwdriver with a very fine blade or a jewelers screwdriver and pry the lens out...Work your way around very gently...Once the lens is out all will be revealed...Good luck...
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:58 PM   #5
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the light fixture is winning

I read the suggestions.
There is no way to pull the fixture downward, because there isn't a way to get a grip. I didn't call Crossroad customer service but I did go to their website. They have a few FAQs; but if there is a way to submit a query, I missed it.
I tried to pry the lens with a tiny screwdriver without success. The lens is quite rigid and firmly resting in the fixture. I broke the point of an exactoknife in trying to get the lens out.
I looked at the websites of manufacturers of flush mount circular LED ceiling lights & found some installation instructions. They indicated that the fixture is installed/removed by twisting it CW/CCW, respectively. That makes sense & I tried again, to no avail. I had what I consider to be a good grip. Perhaps in my pre-retirement years I might have been successful.
I sort of console myself with the fact that I was just trying to remove some residue from the lenses in a couple of the fixtures. From what I have read, the LED lights will likely outlast me.
But, I don't like the idea of the light fixture winning the battle. I'm sure that most of you will understand.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:34 PM   #6
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Try your best to pry the lens off. If you break, no problem. You can order one on Amazon really cheap and install it yourself.


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Old 02-07-2019, 05:55 AM   #7
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The lenses probably aren't going to outlive you, lol. My Cruiser is 4 years old. There are 6 or 7 led's in each of those lights. I probably have 10 led's that have died. It was going to be my spring opening project this year.
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Exactoknife is tooo thin, and broken easily, as you already found out...I am telling you the only way you will get the lens out is to PRY it out...I have had two of them go bad on me, and have replaced them with LED pancake lights...
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:31 AM   #9
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I had a light similar to that one and the glass (not the frame) twisted to the left (CC) to remove. It was tight and difficult to get a good grip on the glass though ( I remember that clearly!).
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:09 PM   #10
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If the lens needs to be replaced. Drill a 3/8 hole near an edge and then use a hook to pull it straight down. Hope this helps. It's a mechanics trick.

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