How to Select the Right Socket For Your Lamp
You may know more about the different types of bulbs you can buy, but the types of bulb holders are also very different. Understand the different types of foundations, their effects, and where they can be obtained.
There are four main types of bulb holders. hese are Edison, small Edison, Bayonet and small Bayonet. These are important for the selection of LED bulbs, whether existing or new accessories.
The most common light bulb sockets are the E14 and E27, the number is being based on the diameter (in mm) of the bulb thread. The identification 'E' refers to the Edison rotary thread, which is simply screwed into the corresponding fitting.
Additionally there is also the B22 socket, referring to the Bayonet socket, which you only have to plug in and rotate for 180°.
These are for all those really intricate or decorative fixtures.
G4 fixtures are very commonly used in under-cabinets, for decorative purposes or in RV lighting.
The small size but high output makes G4 fixtures a really perfect choice for small spaces, meaning that you don’t have to compromise. The ‘4’ stands for the 4mm gap between each pin.
G9 bulbs are very similar to G4 bulbs but they have a bi-pin design. They’re extremely compact, perfect for decorative or practical functions.
G9 LED bulbs are high-performance bulbs that can be used for everyday use. LED bulbs reducing energy use, without any compromisation on brightness. Just like with the G4, the ‘9’ denotes the 9mm gap between each pin.
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You are looking for a specific light bulb, but your fixture socket is different? We got an easy solution for you. In our shop you can find LED Base. With LED base, you can use for any bulbs. Flexible and adaptable LED lamp which fully meets the varied necessities of each individual.
The Importance Of A Bulb Base
The first thing you need to check for when buying a bulb is the base. If you’re shopping for an existing fixture that you have in your house, first and foremost...check the base. They will most likely be either Bayonet Cap or an Edison.
Some people like the classic look of an Edison screw cap, whilst overs opt for the convenience of the G4 and G9s.You can shop LED bulbs by base anywhere, this ensures that you can start your bulb shopping in the right way.
Lamp Socket Terminology
Material - What the socket is made with. examples: metal, porcelain, and plastic.
Cap - The exterior base of the socket, locks into the shell
Shell - The exterior top of the lamp socket, locks into the base
UNO Thread - A tapped portion of the shell for connecting a lamp shade with an UNO fitter
Mogul - A large specialty socket made for Mogul bulbs, found mostly in floor lamps
Keyless - A socket that does not have a switch in the socket body, used with cord switches or chandeliers
Push Through - Toggle switch in the socket turns on/off by pushing the rod of the switch
Pull Chain - Socket switch operated by pulling the connected chain