Because the growth of the sunshine bulb within the late 1890's, little has modified to the fundamental type of lamp sockets. There are slight variations within the sockets as mentioned under. The scale and supplies used for lamp sockets are regulated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and are known as "lampholders".
Additionally, please be suggested that our all of our lamp sockets or lamp holders are completely suitable with LED and Compact Flourescent mild bulbs. Remember, nevertheless, that some LED and compact flourescent mild bulbs are non-dimmable (they may state "non-dimmable" on the bundle), and solely 3-Manner incandescent mild bulbs work correctly with 3-Manner kind lamp sockets.
By studying by the next description classes you could establish the scale, model and materials of a alternative incandescent socket to your lamp.
- Lamp Socket Terminology:
- Materials - What the socket is made with. examples: steel, porcelain, and plastic.
- Cap - The outside base of the socket, locks into the shell
- Shell - The outside prime of the lamp socket, locks into the bottom
- UNO Thread - A tapped portion of the shell for connecting a lamp shade with an UNO fitter
- Mogul - A big specialty socket made for Mogul bulbs, discovered principally in ground lamps
- Keyless - A socket that doesn't have a swap within the socket physique, used with twine switches or chandeliers
- Push By means of - Toggle swap within the socket activates/off by pushing the rod of the swap
- Pull Chain - Socket swap operated by pulling the linked chain
Generally referred to as Medium Base, normal or Edison sockets are used for a wide range of functions from desk lamps, ceiling fixtures, ground lamps, and a few chandeliers.
Normal base sockets have an approximate inside diameter opening of 1 inch.
Frequent amongst most ornamental fixtures with a number of bulbs, candelabra is smaller than the usual sockets and the bulb choice is extra ornamental as properly.
Candelabra base sockets have an approximate inside diameter opening of seven/16 inches.
Barely bigger than the candelabra and smaller than normal, the intermediate measurement socket is pretty unusual. An intermediate socket perhaps present in a lamp from Europe, Central America, or Asia.
Intermediate base sockets have an approximate inside diameter opening of 5/eight inches.
Bigger than candelabra, the French measurement sockets are initially from France and require a French measurement bulb. These sockets are typical amongst ornamental lamps from France.
French base sockets have an approximate inside opening diameter of 9/16 inches.
Largest among the many residential mild sockets, the Mogul measurement socket is used completely for reflector model ground lamps and requires a Mogul measurement bulb.
Mogul base sockets have an approximate inside diameter opening of 1 and 9/16 inches.
If a lamp presently has an unfavorable socket measurement, a mild bulb or socket adapter can simply change the socket to simply accept one other bulb measurement. The place a lamp has an unusual measurement socket (intermediate or French) adapting the socket will assist you to use extra widespread candelabra measurement bulbs.
|Mogul to Normal|
|Intermediate to Candelabra|
|Candelabra to Normal|
|French to Candelabra|
We additionally carry halogen alternative sockets.
|Used with Halogen bulbs, the Halogen sockets are comparatively new to the lighting world. Halogen sockets are utilized in areas the place excessive depth mild is required (i.e. jewellery outlets, show instances, flood lighting, and kitchen lights).|
|Click on right here for the Halogen class.|
|Keyless: These sockets shouldn't have a swap in-built and require the lamp to have a swap within the twine or a wall swap. Keyless sockets are finest for hanging fixture the place the sunshine is on a wall mounted swap. |
|Normal: Normal keyless sockets can both be in a shell or have a hickey for a candle cowl.|
|Candelabra: For chandeliers and different ornamental lighting, keyless candelabra sockets are available a wide range of types. Most typical are the candle base and adjustable candle base sockets that permit for candle cowl to be positioned over the socket.|
|Flip Knob or Keyed: These sockets are extra conventional with a flip model on/off key on the aspect. Keys are sometimes hooked up to the identical measurement shaft and will be modified or prolonged. Altering the important thing of a socket could make a refined but spectacular change to the looks of the socket. |
|Push-thru: These sockets have a plastic shaft positioned by the socket for turning the lamp on/off. Whereas the push-thru is a hardy design with minimal failure, the shaft itself can't be changed. |
Instance: Push Through Lamp Socket
|Pull Chain: Frequent for desk and ground lamps, the pull chain socket accommodates a series on the aspect for on/off perform of the lamp. Chains can differ in size and design to match the lamp. |
Instance: Pull Chain Lamp Socket
|Dimmer: A dimmer flip knob socket permits the brightness of the bulb to be adjusted variably. |
Instance: Dimmer Lamp Socket
|Three approach: The three approach flip knob socket permits a bulb to burn in three positions: Hello, Lo, and Off. |
Instance: 3-way Lamp Socket
|Three Terminals:A 3 terminal socket permits two sockets to be wired collectively and work on the identical swap. Each sockets should be three terminal and one socket should be keyed. Turning the important thing permits three lighting choices: Off, Each On, Keyed On with Keyless Off. Gone-With-The-Wind lamps are a standard software of three terminal sockets the place there's a bulb within the burner and within the font. |
Instance: Three Terminal Lamp Socket
Inside Screw Shell:
Aluminum: Aluminum is the most typical and value efficient materials for the socket inside.
Copper: Copper is a substitute for Aluminum the place the fixture is uncovered to climate. Porch fixtures ought to use sockets with copper screw shell and porcelain physique.
Exterior Cap and Shell:
Brass: Brass is the most typical supplies in a socket shell. There are completely different finishes within the brass shell like; polished (shiny), vintage, and unfinished
Brass plated: Brass plated shells are just like the brass shells in look with a less expensive worth. A brass plated shell comes with related finishes to the strong brass shell.
Nickel plated: Shiny silver end.
Bakelite/Phenolic: These socket shells are thick black plastic and are sometimes present in cheaper lighting the place the sockets are hidden by the lamp physique.
Porcelain: Essentially the most sturdy and lengthy lasting shell, porcelain is extra warmth and climate resistant than some other shell kind. The place the sunshine is exterior or hangs with a bulb dealing with down, a porcelain socket is extremely really useful.