Question about outside lighting?


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Old 01-15-19, 05:05 PM
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Question about outside lighting?

I have 6 outside lights on my back deck. I had these installed about 8 yrs ago when I also had a hot tub installed. The hot tub was sold around 5 yrs ago so I only use these lights very sparingly after the hotub remove. I went to change 2 bulbs that are out. They was nasty/crudy looking around the threads when I went to unscrew them. I did notice I need to clean the glass on the fixtures, as I have green algae building up on the inside bottom of the glass near the lights. This is first time in 8 yrs I have had to change them. Is there a way to lubricate the threads without disturbing the electricity?


If you look at the pic below the fixture has faded alot. I plan on restoring them over the next month. Shouldnt take to much spray paint. Hopefully all the glass can be newspapered up easily.
 
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Old 01-15-19, 05:29 PM
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You could use Noalox usually used on aluminum connections. I have also read of using Vaseline.
 

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Vaseline was my first thought, or dielectric grease.
 
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Old 01-22-19, 03:47 PM
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I actually used vaseline. I watched a youtube video of someone who tested both dielectric and vaseline and they both got the same results
I restored 2 of the 6 fixtures over the weekend. Watched a youtube video of someone else who had one very similar to mine. Heres some before/after pics
 
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