Fiber optic lighting utilizes a transparent cord to transmit light from one end of the strand to the other. If treated roughly, the fiber is easily broken, and any damage to the strand will impede the light's refraction. If your fiber optic lighting becomes dirty from dust and residue buildup, light production will lessen significantly. Cleaning your fiber optic lighting without damaging it requires only a few household supplies and a light touch.

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Do not bend fiber optic lights past a 90-degree angle.

Step 1

Cover a flat work surface with two layers of newspaper. You should cover an area large enough to lay out the fiber optic lights flat.

Step 2

Place the fiber optic lights on the newspaper and lay them flat, exposing the largest amount of surface area.

Step 3

Spray the fiber optic lights with an even coating of window cleaner. Allow them to set for five minutes.

Step 4

Wipe the exposed surface of the fiber optic lights with a paper towel to remove any dirt or grime buildup. Do not pick the lights up to clean them; wipe them down while they are flat on the work surface.

Step 5

Turn the lights over and spray the other side with window cleaner. Allow the spray to set for five minutes before wiping them down with a clean paper towel.

Step 6

Wipe the lights down with a dry paper towel to remove any window cleaner residue.