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Cleaning Recommendations for Lutron Products

Many of you have asked about the best way to clean your Lutron lighting control products, such as dimmers, switches, keypads, wall stations and faceplates, without affecting their finish or operation.

The following guidance provides recommendations for cleaning our products, and applies to the various colors and finishes such as Gloss, Satin Colors, Architectural Matte Finishes, Architectural Metal Finishes and Glass Finishes.

If Lutron product surfaces are dirty, the dirt can be cleaned using a damp cloth with a mild soap and water.

For deeper cleaning of Lutron products, including application of disinfectants recommended by the EPA for use against COVID-19, use hydrogen peroxide based disinfectants. Commercially available hydrogen peroxide disinfectants are identified on the EPA’s website. To find them navigate to the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 and search for “Hydrogen Peroxide” in the search bar above the table.

Application methods can be in the form of a single-use wipe or liquid solutions. Liquid solutions are best used by dampening a clean cloth (single use) and using it to wipe down the surface of the Lutron product. Follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s guidelines for concentration levels and contact time for disinfection.

Use of disinfectants with other active chemicals such as bleach, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol, and others may result in degraded plastics or icons on your Lutron products.

Never spray any fluids or chemicals directly onto electrical devices.

Never spray any fluids or chemicals directly onto electrical devices.

Follow the general method below when cleaning the surface of Lutron products such as dimmers, switches, keypads, wall stations and faceplates.

  1. Before applying cleaner, review the cleaning agent manufacturer’s instructions for appropriate personal protection and ventilation requirements. Follow all instructions and guidelines.

  2. Apply the cleaning agent or cleaning agent liquid solution to a cloth or paper towel. Some cleaning agents come premixed with wipes – you can use hydrogen peroxide wipes directly on Lutron products.

  3. The wipe, or cloth should be damp with the solution. If excess liquid is present remove some of it by wringing it out, keeping in mind the manufacturer’s disposal recommendations for excess cleaning agent.

  4. Gently wipe over the surface of the Lutron product that requires cleaning.

  5. Avoid applying excess liquid on the Lutron product.

  6. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s instruction to remove the cleaning agent from the surface of the product.

  7. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s instructions on additional use of the wipe, cloth or paper towel.

  8. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s instructions for proper disposal of remaining agent and wipe, cloth, or paper towel.

Additional resources for cleaning and disinfectant guidelines for your home or workplace.

The Center for Disease Control website (CDC.gov) provides an excellent resource on disinfection guidelines for areas of your home or workspace.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.gov) site provides an up-to-date database of products that meet EPA criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease, COVID-19.