Light sockets are the part of a lamp or light fixture that transfer electricity to a bulb. They are generally controlled by a string, chain, knob, or, in the case of most fixtures, a wall switch. Sockets are produced as both single and clustered units as well as with rings or other fittings that allow them to be used with special shells or coverings. The conversion of a gas lamp to one that runs on electric power usually involves the replacement of a burner with a socket.
Light Socket Types
Because the use of sockets is as varied as that of electric lighting, we offer a broad range of socket types, both standard and specialized. Among these are:
Our Bakelite series includes, among other types, phenolic shell lamp holders that are ideal for converting older lamps as well as candelabra base sockets. Because preferences differ when it comes to lighting controls, our brass sockets are available with non-removable keys, pull chains, push-thrus, and side knobs.
- Brass shell
- Paper shell
- Weather proofed
- Bayonet double contact sockets
In addition to our many lamp and fixture sockets, we also stock light socket shells, caps, and socket covers.
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