They weren’t cheap; i “treated” myself. These days, in the realm of the modern chandelier, it is no longer a lighting fixture that is suspended directly from the ceiling. The hanging metal screws don’t seem to turn, neither does the glass cover. Wait a minute & easily twist off!! Good luck! Thought the tab was a clip that had been freed. After getting glass off i lubed the 3 metal prongs that hold glass on with lube. Wipe down the ceiling with a damp rag to ensure it’s clean. Thanks! The whole thing seems fixed in place with no visible way to service. 1. So we are trying to no avail. RECEIVED FROM JACLYN ON 19 MARCH 2015 answer The fan chain broke off in my hand. IT WORKED ……. THANKS for this helpful website. The Yosemite flush mount. I have a rectangular plastic light cover in the shower that spins around but does not come off and I am showering in the dark. If not, please make note of actions taken by your electrician to fix the problem and send me your notes at sabhlok@gmail.com. Tap the metal ring gently the dome pops out. There may be a number of reasons that you want to remove the covers from your ceiling lighting – perhaps you are remodeling, or you need to complete some maintenance, or you want to clean the cover itself. }; Duh. Cannot get it back for the life of me many tries. Basically, the base light fixture mounts on the wall and has the ceramic light bulb sockets. On 13 August 2017 Luther Reames asked: Any suggestion on how to change the bulb in this thing? You’re here because you are trying to replace a bulb and can’t. Thank you. About to try the pushing up method -whn we figure this out we'll put a 10yr bulb lol before we tackle this again- who are the idiots making this?! I was able to finally get to my bulbs and change them but the ordeal reminded me of something i was told when i was young. There are 3 metal bumps on the inside of the metal base. Thanks for maintaining this page. I figured this one out! I found a clip on this that comes off. Ceiling light fixtures with no screws are a type of lighting mounted on ceilings without any screws attaching them on the ceiling. There is a metal “cap” but it is flat and does not turn. There are a couple of screws in the ceiling and keyhole type mounting holes in the fixture that I am supposed to align but I just can’t get them to align. Our bathroom ceiling light has 2 screws with triangular head which needs a key to open. We have more lights of different kinds in my house than I have ever seen in a house and this one certainly foxed me for a time, including breaking the glass on my glasses climbing up my 3rd ladder to reach it having removed the plastic covering the top of the shower, a job and a half in itself. Just hold the glass cover SECURELY with one hand and firmly pull or tug the knob outward. We are building the truth from each other’s limited time and knowledge. Have one of these lights and since the unit is for rental I guess the best option is to replace it. Hope you find this helpful! Photo: Love Maegan. Slide the fluorescent cover of the light outwards under the end cap and it will release. Our most recent adaptation, and quickly becoming an all-time fave. I have the same one and I couldn’t figure it out. It’s a dedicated 20A circuit! The twist in glass dome held by three bumps in the casing do not work. I’ve been turning, which isn’t easy to do, but it doesn’t unscrew. Thanks. (ii) what the retaining clips look like. Like many others I was stumped which led me to this site. Make sure you don’t tape to the chrome base. I have one that looks like this one https://technical.sabhlokcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ceiling-light-1.png and I was able to take it off by twisting it but I can’t put it back anymore! Run the lighting. I have to say, I was at wit’s end and none of these helped to change my Frank Lloyd Wright/mission style porch light. Most dome ceiling lights have screws that, (A)  screw in from the side to hold the dome in place or. Thank you so much. Two problems: 1. Thanks for prompting the ha-ha moment. Unscrew them and the dome should come free. Bulbs needed changing and could not for the life of me figure out how to access the bulbs. Lower the fixture base and remove the electrical tape or wire nuts from the black (hot) wire, white (neutral) wire, and, if present, green (ground) wire. The cover will be immediately released and resting on your hand. So, to turn on my ceiling fan and light, I MUST pull the chains. Some of the most reviewed light covers are the Air Cool Hugger 52 in. I have the same light as someone posted at the bottom of this. The circular (glass) collar fits inside a metal plate the is screwed to the ceiling, the metal plate surrounds the glass collar of the dome. – stupid little halogen ceiling lights. It was easy to push up and then twist and pull down. Turn the finial (round thingy – bolt) counter-clockwise to loosen it. I HAVE HOME ENTRANCE FLUSH FITTED SENSOR CEILING DOME LIGHT NO SCREWS EXACTLY LIKE THE ITEM REFERRED TO IN UPLOAD 2013/11 I AM TRYING TO REPLACE A BLOWN GLOBE. No loss trust me. Square ceiling light fixture – just spent two of the most frustrating hours in my old life. The light fixture will hold itself in place as you change the bulb. So, the fan is running and I can NOT figure out how to get the confounded dome off to reach the end of the chain. I had to work my way around the frame pulling it down a little on each side until I had access to the bulb. Pull the metal “thing” out as if it were a nail. Pull the little metal button out – parallel to the ceiling. I tried a dull knife and a flat screwdriver but only the penny worked. Some covers swing downward on a hinge or hinges, which hold the cover while you change out the bulb underneath. which should last until my new place is completed, then this problem (if it happens again) is the next tenants issue. I should have used liquid soap, not RP7, as it would have been cleaner…. Whoever wired the house we just bought did NOT wire the light switches to the ceiling light–they are wired to turn on an outlet plug. RECEIVED BY EMAIL ON 29 MARCH 2015 FROM MIRANDA, Any advice? Here is a close up–there are two of these not-screws on two sides, Tom says: “I am confused by the metal tab. So, it must be some other fastener that I’m missing, right? I started feeling the the thingy is getting longer- it was coming out! I have a confounded spring loading dome fixture with two metal tabs. Sure didn’t help in REMOVING IT! Any advice? With one hand supporting the cover, use your other hand to pinch and loosen the clips until the cover is completely free. Page is missing HUGE HUGE fundamental. Any ideas? RECEIVED BY EMAIL ON 22 APRIL 2015 FROM JONNY. The fan has a lot of “stuff” (brackets, wires, and controller) which must be mounted in or below the box. Here’s one that a reader sent – along with a solution: Solution: “We carefully pushed one end away from us (horizontally), and gently pulled it down. Wow, this had me stumped .. no screws, glass wouldn’t slide and no spring action when I pushed/pulled on the glass. I had the same fixture in a second closet. Keywords: 2d light bulb change, drum flush light fitting. It only moves about a 1/4 or 1/2 inch each way and I haven’t tried harder for fear of breaking. I know it takes 2 people to access old bulb, but even then I can’t see how it’s done. Push metal tab to left at the same time as twisting lamp cover to the right. If you have a unit […] One type you just reach up and pull down on the trim and the trim locks in the open position so you can get to the light bulb. Avoid ceiling dome lights. Don't rely on the light switch to … Ones with a frame generally have 2-3 screws through the frame that hold the frame to the ceiling flange. Presumably the tab slides in just to hide it. Pl. I’ve puzzled about those very same style of fixtures off and on for the past 4 years!! Any ideas?”. Another option after taking off the dated paneling is just a smooth, lightly textured , light-colored ceiling. Even better was the lights aren’t even burned out, just a little loose. That came crashing down on my daughter. Mine was a notch/groove type thingy. Just had the same problem in my new home thank you for posting this. The top plate is solid round, whereas the bottom one has a cut-out. (350 mm) models. First time I’ve had to change a flush mount ceiling light since moving into this new house. I have two of this light in my hall. Unscrew the screws or nuts holding the fixture base to the ceiling box. Mine came down OK with no help. I had similar one as you described. Sometimes things just get stuck. Lighting. There was some rust or brown deposit that was sticking the globe to the base and I will put Vaseline or tape on the thread for next time. The globe was missing, maybe broken when someone couldn’t get it off? Thanks Marcus, pushing harder TAB to 60 degrees clockwise solved my problem too. Can you help me please. Having recently moved into my lovely flat I needed to remove the cover from my bathroom light because over the years there’s quite a lot of dust accumulated inside. My dome had 3 meatl prongs inside the globe that held the glass in. Place one hand on the bottom of the globe and support it at all times. Hi, I am struggling to change a bulb on my crystal led ceiling light. For bathroom lights directly fixed to the ceiling, if the cover is some sort of plastic (ie it would give a little) and you can’t see anything obvious other than a tiny opening between the bit that connects to the ceiling and the cover itself, get a 2p coin and twist it – the cover pops open. Haven’t attempted it yet but have gathered enough info here to know what to try. Every dome light website out there came up except the one I have. If I kept trying to force it counter clockwise I probably would have broken the glass globe. Lisa wrote on 14 July 2017: After weeks of trying I have finally got the fixture off! We've twisted poked prod NOTHING! Did you ever get it figured. 3. LED Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture, 5000K Daylight White 24W(240W Equivalent) 12 Inch Flat Modern Ceiling Lighting, 3200LM Ceiling Lamp for Bathroom Porch, Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Room, Hallway $26.99 $ 26 . Thank you love you. The remaining lone bulb shines for years. If nothing else makes sense, and it is round, concentrate on the glass. Halogen lights may take twenty minutes. In the process discovered it pulled straight down to a point and retained by springs suspending fron the base. I’ll also be fitting LEDs and not over tightening the fitting…. in the 1920s it was popular to cover ceilings with copper or tin ceiling tiles and wood molding, giving them an elegant look. The fact you have to push up so hard you feel your going to break it is a tad scary these things are going away soon…. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTBpqOp-7XvZwgMyorNCs6oGApppUzJwOn91AwmXU1clfC1Mg. Enjoy! Attempt to pry the light fixture from the springs by pulling down with your hands. On the floor, use a canvas drop cloth. The Occam razor of stupid-awkward-flush-mounted-ceiling-light-dome-fittings. I have tried to turn it in both directions to unscrew the Dome. Any ideas? Place a ladder beneath the lighting fixture, ensuring that it will be high enough to get you up as close to the ceiling as possible. And how many lawyers does it take to change a lightbulb? Mine was the type where it seemed the glass dome should unscrew from the metal flange. This should be a simple task! 3. It can be pushed up slightly. A comment received by email: Squirt some Bang foam cleaner or other glass cleaner solution around rim of light cover. Install the new recessed fixtures by tying into the wire that went to the old fluorescent light. Thanks for this website – we must all stand together to defeat these stupid bl**dy things. The glass looks as if it sits on a lip of the drum and moves freely, when twisted. On the second light, the glass doesn’t budge when you remove the nut. Thank you, thank you! Anyone hiring engineers? Slowly pry a rocking clockwise-counterclockwise action with minnie screw driver between glass and base “gently, its glass”, you’ll get a space going. The other two won’t budge. I have the Yosemite type flush to ceiling type as depicted above. trying to remove my flush ceiling light cover which is acrylic and has a metal ring flush to the ceiling.no screws no clips nothing. Use a screwdriver to take out screws holding covers attached to the ceiling. I am having trouble with a different type of light. But it turns out that two clasps are fixed and one can in fact be pulled away from the dish, parallel to the ceiling, to release that corner thus releasing the whole dish. Thanks. Natural Iron Ceiling Fan Replacement Glass with 69 reviews. I am remodeling a rental and bought 3 used closed dome flush mount style that twist off at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. http://imgur.com/khFIbcq. Thanks so much for all the content and for making me feel less foolish knowing i was not alone. I was able to pull it off and it has 3 metal/aluminum tabs that held it in place. Last resort decided to try to rip it off the ceiling. When putting on a glass cover, either for the first time or after maintained, make sure it is not over tightened so that it will not get stuck again. Only problem is, tonight (it’s 15 years old so I’ve done this many many times before) the base pulled away from the ceiling as well; the one screw attaching the base to the ceiling came out and it will be nearly impossible to thread it back into its tiny hole while holding onto the base and a screwdriver!!! Why oh why can’t the lighting industry make these things standard or simple? I still have to mount the second fan. Amazing how dumb a simple light fixture can make you feel. Very good write up and very much appreciated. I am on here trying to find out how to get it back up. Thanks, Sorted! It worked on mine. Jan 20, 2019 - Explore Betsy Thompson's board "Fluorescent light box makeover", followed by 122 people on Pinterest. Very grateful for this page. The control box mounted in the ceiling box seems to just remember what it was last set at. The real helpful hint here was using a broom stick to hold the fixture against the ceiling. Loosen or remove both, then twist the whole thing, grate and all, counter clockwise and it will come down.  Turning doesn’t seem to work either. Once two are out, the third one is ok because there is less heat generated from one bulb alone. Fold a short … It would add the feeling of light and height especially if you're completely removing the skylight and would remove the busyness of a texture or pattern that can make a ceiling … Remove your boob light shade. Now I’m seeing brightly! I have the same problem with a drum ceiling light fixture don’t know how to change the bulb? The fix for that is light taps with something rubber. I do not want to break the globe, but I want to replace the bulb. The perfect solution for an ugly ceiling. Tap the glass anti-clockwise while trying to turn the glass gently until it becomes loose enough to remove. I can put the round cover over 2 of the 3 metal tabs, but cannot get it over the 3rd one. Notice how the lighting hitting this stucco wall emphasizes the texture. A screw??? Easy to pull it off. Many homeowners like to decorate the outside of their homes for special occasions, like birthday parties and Christmas gatherings. It is a white large cover with a black edging. I did not know how to change the light bulb so I went on the internet. I did it!!!!! At least I’m not alone. I checked out all the functions, and turned it off for the evening. It’s pretty simple. Anybody have that problem? Incidentally, I got this solution from this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol6ikKG8UR4, Thank you. Good luck! Hi, I’ve recently moved into a property and all the light fittings are extremely dusty with bulbs that have gone. Does anyone know how to get the cover off to change the bulb? Our 20 year old shower light I just discovered simply pulls down. I have provided some pictures. Maegan used a hanging wire planter to make this delightful Eames-inspired ceiling light cover up. I could see that there were some metal pieces inside that made for a pressure fit. Still cannot change my lightbulb (been trying for 2 months to no avail) but at least I got a laugh from your site and know I am not alone. (made in china, go figure.) Move the tab 60 degrees clockwise (looking up from below) it pulls in three supports holding the glass on the inside. I’ve been without light in a vintage flush mount for too long! Hahaha, Sometimes you just have to take a step back… after trying to get my fingers between the ceiling and the top of the glass fixture to turn the little screws unsuccessfully, looked for help online. (Bathroom is worse, and that one is already broken. Help! The primed area of the ceiling will usually be a few shades lighter or darker than the rest of the ceiling, which can draw the eye to the stained area. Flush/ inset flat halogen. Try twisting it clockwise. Both are plastic and the upper section is half inch away from the ceiling. Difference being, they are externally threaded. I’ve only been at it for a day so I havnt exhausted all the ways of trying,I’m sure,but I’d rather not go through the wasted time and effort. I hope I’ve helped you in some way. How to remove the cover of square recessed light fixture to change the bulb. Where can I get hold of such a key?? 99 I daren’t push hard as I think I can feel electric wires loosening on the ceiling. Other Options. Any advice?? They know exactly what they are doing and so do I.They have produced these user unfriendly ceiling lights so we have to buy the globe from them if we break it trying to change the light bulb. Look carefully through the grate. Didn’t notice it pulled or slid. Luckily, removing the cover of ceiling mounted lighting is a fairly simple process that you can easily do yourself. 2. But those pesky light fixtures always let me feeling dumb. Turn the glass dome counter-clockwise until the metal bumps of the base hit openings in the glass grooves and then the glass dome slides off. Bar does rotate about 15-20 degrees in either direction so maybe that’s the key but I don’t want to force it any further.”, Examples of search text that brings people to this post. If not “screwed”, then you may have a spring-loaded frame. The light takes G4 bulbs and the shades are too tiny to get my fingers into to pull out the bulb. Guess there should be an IQ test before people are allowed to design houses, and especially the lights and windows and furnaces therein! They are an absolute sod to remove. Hold the glass part of the light with one hand. Any suggestions to loosen it please? We were able to get the dome off to change the bulb. I’ve replace the bulbs before (a few years ago) and didn’t have trouble, but one of the globes just refuses to budge. Your post was spot on and very helpful! Just pull one side down to access.Â, Received by email on 8 December 2016: “Squirt some Bang foam cleaner or other glass cleaner solution around rim of light cover.  Wait a minute & easily twist off!!”. I am using two of the three locations for the fan (I may remove the third, since it’s in the same room). Then the remote quit working. The screw at the bottom to hold the glass dome in place always unscrews the entire bolt making it frustrating and time consuming to fix things. Remove the light bulb cover and bulbs from the fixture. Modern metal ceiling tiles are installed using an adhesive compound. Next, take your time to carefully locate and mark the centers of joists (Photo 2). STEP 4: Cover the primer with ceiling paint. This one I can only classify as a veritable ship-in-a-bottle. The globe turns OK but turning it gets me nowhere. We end up dismantling the entire fixture because we couldn't leave it hanging TOO Heavy &couldnt line it up with the 2 screws to put it back!! I am not very handy any tips? Try twisting the lamp in either direction. Wall mount lights. Thank You Ciao. Removing a flat fluorescent light cover requires you to push up on one end in order to create enough of a gap at the other to maneuver it out of the frame. Thank you! Hi Sam. I couldn’t change anything – fan speed or direction, light brightness. Then my nail accidentally scratched it – it wasn’t smooth. Is there a tool I need to use? Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2021 My technical blog. What a light designer? I’m struggling with same ceiling light. Has anyone come across this before, and how to deal with them? (I started smaller, but the handle of a screwdriver doesn’t have enough mass.) that are all trapezoids of the same size and shape, that taper inward at the bottom. These type have clips inside the globe, spring loaded that press outwards holding the globe in place. I suppose that will allow other similar ones to be installed. I tried the wd-40 also between the metal ring and glass on a flush mount. Some have slotted connectors so that you turn it about 1/8 to 1/4 turn and then pull down, similar to the way a smoke detector is removed from its base. Your website has saved the life of an endangered glass globe! You have brought light back in my life 😁. Thanks for your website about lighting fixtures. I had no idea what my light fixture was called and could only get it partially removed. Has anyone ever had experience with this type of light fixture? Then return to the effort of unscrewing the glass. I had the same issue as the one described by Tom (see “RECEIVED FROM TOM ON 24 FEBRUARY 2016”). I’d like to be able to get the cover off and change the white bulb plus remove the green light, Someone sent me this on 16 February 2015, with a comment “I have tried twisting pulling but won’t budge. In case the video doesn’t work … just pull whole frame (cover) downward, separating it from ceiling. In my case after pulling and twisting and prying and pressure up down and sideways, i finally gave the outer metal ring a few taps around, and then the dome easily screwed off. (B) the dome has a metal frame that supports the glass dome. On the walls, use plastic drop cloths. Stupid appartment light fixture… I can easily change a whole toilet, repair light switches, install a dishwasher ect… Once on the counter we're Still unable to budge this globe! The cover turns but that’s it. ), Please help. We’ve got 62 – 62! I put CFL bulbs in two of these maybe 15 years ago, and one one burnt-out I was at a total loss on how to change it. I took another look and realize that if I held the metal part and twisted the Dome counterclockwise it popped right off. My daughter uses a flashlight to get into her closet because her widowed mother cannot figure out how to change the lightbulb. Also, if you know where you got the fixture, check online to find an installation manual. Slide that little metal thingamajig sticking out of the top of the lamp sideways. Typically, the glass shades are held in place by three (maybe more) small screws around the lip of the fixture. But when i pressed on the glass cover, I found it had some space to move from right to left. Any solutions anybody? If you have circline fluorescent light bulbs in your kitchen, the cover will likely be a spring-loaded ceiling light fixture. Help please. according to https://www.affordablelectricians.com.au/electrician-noosa.html, Your email address will not be published. Happy I found your site! Most people wonder how they can remove or change them because if wrongly or carelessly handled, these lights' connections might be detached away from the ceiling. The first bulb blew and we tried to change it and couldn’t but didn’t worry about it because we had a second light. And I’m a reasonably good electrician! I’ve linked to an image of what I mean. If you cannot remove fixture with your hands, use the flathead screwdriver or razor knife to pry it off by sliding it under the mouth of the metal collar and prying down. Open-Ceiling Mounted Fixture: If there is a gap between the ceiling and the glass dome cover (no rim, not flush with the ceiling), then you will notice a pin with a knob protuding from the whole assembly – it will be parallel to the ceiling. Mine would not turn counter clockwise. The person (idiot) who designed it should be locked up. You tell me. Probably a hammer will do it!!!!!!!! Each pane of glass relies on gravity to stay in place and each can be easily tilted in such a way that offers a glimmer of hope at being able to reach in and change it, but I can't figure out the proper method or sequence to do so. I talked my husband into letting me hold a broom on the metal piece, and it worked! I can wiggle the glass globe a tiny bit but that screw isn’t moving. thanks. Use a sturdy step ladder to reach the fluorescent light panels. I couldn’t get the one that has the single groove up inside to twist to open – it really helped to see that it was an actual problem and not just me. I kept pushing UP instead of pulling OUT! It took us 2 days to figure out how to change the light bulb. Do you have any suggestions to my getting the d— globe to turn so I can lift it off to replace the blub? FROM A READER: I could not get the glass dome to budge on a flush-mounted ceiling fixture.  It seemed like it should twist counter clockwise.  So, I sprayed WD40 between the glass dome and the metal holder (and caught the dripping with a paper towel), waited about 5 minutes, and then gently smacked the glass dome twice in a counter clockwise direction with the heel of a walking shoe.  Yes. Three. The c... Gone are those when ceiling lights were just a primary source of lighting a room. Take it outwards – without removing it from the fitting. The lightning company has not gone berserk. Tried pulling it, pushing, moving it sideways – to no avail. I didn’t feel so clueless knowing others were in the same boat. The dome moved about 1/8 of an inch each time.  It was then loose enough for me to twist off.  I had read on another site about a guy using a rubber mallet to do the same thing.  I didn’t have a rubber mallet, but I figured a show might work.  See attached dome and shoe! A Guide To Choosing Table Lamps For Your Home, How To Remove Covers From Ceiling Lighting Fixtures, How to Use Table Lamps to Enhance The Beauty of Your House, Choosing A Modern Chandelier For A Bedroom. Buy one that makes SENSE! Push the dome towards ceiling as you pull the spring-loaded tab outwards so it can clear the lip of the dome. Thank you for helping my with my light, thank you for making this site, thank you for being top website on google for this issue so I could come here first… THANKKKKK YOU! I tried RP7, did not work….. then saw the recommendation to hit it with a shoe 🙂 Sometimes the best way to deal with ceiling stucco is to de-emphasize it, and smart lighting choices can go a long way toward that. This is an old post, but I’m desperate. Most ceiling dome lights are crap. It’s too rounded to get with pliers, vice grip, fingers… Thing will NOT budge. Why do they design lights like this? http://www.lowes.com/projects/images/how-tos/bath/install-med-cab-light-install-light-step4.jpg. How to remove the cover of a circular fluorescent lamp. When i went to the narrow attic and screw off one of the nail, i was thinking it should not be that complicated. It was all attached to ceiling by the hot cold &grounding wire & the suspended weight was unbearable. What a farce this was. Here is my problem. Thanks!!! Great when the effect is desired. 5. Or should I open the second fan shipping box and try the other remote (they are identical models)? I recently decided to install two ceiling fans in my 16′ x 50′ basement media room. But when we try to loosen the bottom bowl, the top spins too. Thank you for this page! Does anyone have an idea? Any suggestion to help me fix it, I held it up and not using since 2 months :(. See this for types. [Sanjeev: I’m posting the dome, not the shoe]. I have a ceiling light fixture that pg&e installed 4 years ago. Here are some photos, hope they help some of you frustrated/desperate people like I was haha, http://imgur.com/MBddvo8 I have been trying to change the bulb over the past few weeks, and was almost about to give up and break the glass and replace the fitting. A metal thingy, felt no bigger than 2 mm wide, sticking out of the ring. When I tried to turn the globe counter-clockwise, I managed to shear off a metal peg that was holding the whole ceiling fan from turning with my globe efforts. I would of never figured it out. I finally found a solution that you may want to share. Solution for Tom’s problem! I have found that if I put a small piece of painters masking tape on the raised metal area that hold the shade on it helps later when you want to twist it off, the glass shade does not get jammed on tight that way. Thank god your web site was among them. Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening. Wire Grating Covers-also known as wire protectors-are fixed in place with small fasteners. That did the trick, but now I am worried that after they are installed in the rental the tenants won’t be able to get them off in the future to replace bulbs. We are selling our house and our first night showing is tonight. Well I just broke the *%&@* glass dome on mine! There is a small Allen key hole by each shade but this doesn’t seem to do anything. 1. If they are not screws they may be some sort of decorative head on a threaded post but they should still unscrew. I have the spring loaded type, I was pretty sure that was the way to open it, but it was stubborn that I would not have continued without your help. The finial turns a tiny bit and then freezes. For these older units, the diffuser twists off counterclockwise when looking up at the diffuser. Use a screw driver to nudge the dome and it comes off. 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