Originally Posted by BFlinn181
You can try a plastic spatula or a putty knife. Also try a hair dryer to help soften the caulk. Does the new light fixture have a larger base? Perhaps a few scratches close to the old base will be covered when the new one is hung.
Good suggestions. I used a razor blade and carefully ran it around the base to cut the sealant/adhesive. It will take some prying, though. Just use a very small screwdriver and make sure it is under the base, then force it off. You don't care if you break the old base, right?
BTW, are you installing the Starlights, or another product? I love my Starlights but wonder what others are using.