Lighting Care


Every Schonbek luminaire is of heirloom quality and will last for generations. Proper care and regular cleaning are necessary to ensure it retains its brilliance and splendor for years to come.

Method 1


Place a soft towel or drop cloth underneath the luminaire to avoid damage if crystal is dropped.

  1. Make a solution of one-part isopropyl alcohol to three parts distilled water and put it in a clean spray bottle. Do not use packaged cleaning fluids containing ammonia as it may degrade the crystal and the fixture’s finish.
  2. Wearing white cotton gloves, spray one glove. Gently polish each crystal with the damp glove and immediately wipe it with the dry glove.
  3. Do not tug or pull on the crystal, as this may cause the connectors to chip or crack the crystal or dislodge it from the light.

Method 2


  1. Gently remove the trim and hand-wash the crystal in lukewarm water using a mild detergent
  2. Rinse each piece in clean water and dry with a soft clean cloth.
  3. Wipe the frame with a soft dry cloth.
  4. Wear white gloves or use a soft clean cloth to replace the trim as directed in the trim diagram.

Please Note: Use the fixture’s trim diagram for easy crystal replacement. If you need a trim diagram, contact Schonbek customer service. Make sure to turn off the power to the fixture at the breaker box before beginning the cleaning process. Never rotate or spin the fixture. Instead, move around the fixture when cleaning.