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Lamp Maintenance

Tips for Gas and Electric Lamp Maintenance

For Gas Lamps

We recommend coordinating installation or service of gas lamps and lines with trained professional personnel. Please contact your local plumber, professional gas lighting specialist, or HVAC provider to schedule an installation or service appointment.

Professional gas specialists can often be found at retail stores that offer gas products. For example, a hearth & grill, fireplace, or pool & patio shop that sells gas grills, gas fireplaces, gas logs, gas torches, etc. Often times, these locations will have a service department with certified or experienced gas specialists who you may schedule an installation or service appointment with for your gas lamp.

To locate a specialist, please refer to a local directory.

Gas Mantle Lamps:

Gas mantle lamps are rugged, durable fixtures that can last for generations. However, they require minor maintenance on an annual basis that is best performed by a professional service person. In general, we recommend the following:

  • Replace your gas mantles at least once per year, and at any time they are no longer fully intact.
  • Clean glass and remove debris twice per year.  Removing debris will enhance the air flow around your mantles and improve their performance.
  • Use only authentic, hard, preformed mantles in your lamp. Hard mantles will produce more light, last longer, and retain their shape much longer than “soft” mantles at a very small additional cost.
  • Blow out the gas lines annually to ensure proper natural gas supply to your lamp.

Open Flame Gas Lamps:

Open flame gas lamps are rugged, durable fixtures that can last for generations. However, they require minor maintenance on an annual basis that is best performed by a professional service person. In general, we recommend the following:

  • Clean glass and remove debris twice per year.  Removing debris will enhance the air flow around your mantles and improve their performance.
  • Blow out the gas lines annually to ensure proper natural gas supply to your lamp.

For Electric GasGlow® LED and Incandescent Candelabra Base Lamps

We recommend coordinating installation or service of electric lamps with an experienced electrician for dependable service.