The lenses on landscape lights can become fogged over time, reducing the amount of light the fixture delivers.

To clean landscape lighting lenses:

  • Remove the lens from the landscaping lighting fixture.
  • Rub the lenses in a circular motion with extremely fine steel wool (#0000) until the grime and oxidation have been removed.
  • Wipe the landscape lighting lens down with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Reinstall the lens back in the landscape lighting fixture.

Watch the video above to find out more.


Danny Lipford: The lenses on landscape lights can easily become fogged because of dirt and oxidation. This reduces the amount of light the fixture delivers.

To clear them up, simply remove the lens and buff it with extremely fine steel wool. Four-aught wool, rubbed in a circular motion, works best.

Once the lens is clear, wipe it down with a soft, clean cloth and reposition it back in the fixture. You’ll get more light to brighten your landscape.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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