Light Sockets: How to Select the Right Socket For Your Lamp

When most people consider changing up their lighting, the bulbs are often the very first thing that enters your mind. So, you might currently learn about the various ranges of bulbs you can purchase. Some offer more light, some provide a warmer glow, etc.But, do you know what type of socket you should be taking a look at for your lamp (s)? Choosing the ideal socket isn’t hard

and it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. But, there are more to choose from than you might recognize. So, it’s important to have a basic understanding of numerous different sort of sockets. Doing so will make it simpler to find the ones that fit your needs.With that in mind, let’s cover how you can pick the right socket for your lamp while going over a little bit of information about different socket types. Chandelier Sockets Chandelier sockets, as you may have expected, are suggested for hanging chandeliers of all shapes and


sizes. These sockets

can wear in time and may require to be replaced. Chandelier sockets can be made from various materials depending on the appearance you desire and the amount of strength you require. There are dozens of different designs, whether you need huge sockets or little, so you can easily match a replacement socket with your existing fixture. Mogul Sockets Mogul-based lightbulbs have a bigger screw base than standard bulbs. As a result, if you’re using magnate bulbs you will need a larger socket– referred to as a


magnate socket.

A number of them are adaptable so you can screw them into your existing socket prior to adding the mogul bulb. Pull-Chain Sockets If you have a light that you wish to have the ability to switch on and off with the simple pull of a cable, a pull-chain socket is for you. These sockets usually feature a flat base 

or as a longer cylinder

to allow the chain to hang down. Pull-chain sockets are convenient and can include a classic touch to any lamp. 3-Way Sockets 3-way sockets are particularly designed for 3-way lamps. The bulbs used for this type of socket have the ability to produce 3 different levels of light. It is various from lights with a dimmer switch due to the fact that the color will not change


depending on the level of light you choose.If you are interested in dimmer sockets, they are implied for bulbs and lamps that will lower or increase the power of the filaments. This produces greater or lower levels of lighting but can also alter the color of the light. Halogen Sockets Halogen sockets are particularly made for halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs are becoming more popular thanks to their performance, however they can likewise be dangerous if they are put in the wrong socket (or if touched!). If you’re making the switch to a halogen bulb, it’s important to install a halogen socket first.Light Sockets Two


, 3, and Four-Bulb Sockets Depending upon the kind of light fixture you have, you may require numerous sockets attached to one plate. Fortunately, you can pick 2, three, or perhaps four-bulb sockets to fit your needs and attach to your light for a brighter glow. Antique Sockets Antique sockets are, as you might anticipate, used for antique lights.

Lots of people use

them for reconditioning or bring back antique lamps since many classic styles have actually started to come back into appeal. Whether you bought an antique light just recently or you’re trying to bring back one to its natural charm, you’ll need a socket that fits the time period when it was built


. Turn-Knob Sockets Turn-knob sockets are the option to pull-chains. In order to turn a lamp on and off, a turn-knob socket includes a small( normally plastic) knob at the base of the socket. It’s a fast and simple way to turn a light on and off. They are frequently the standard for more contemporary lights as they are quickly hidden below light shades.There are likewise no-knob sockets that may rather feature some kind of button or alternative approach


to turn them on/off.

Or, you might choose a push-thru socket that features a little plastic’ dowel’ that you push from one side of the socket to another to turn the light on and off. 3 Terminal Sockets 3-terminal sockets are various from 3-way sockets in the method they are created. A 3-terminal socket features wires on the bottom to connect to various bulbs.

They are indicated to run an additional circuit and serve a purpose for an extremely particular design of bulb/lamp. This type of socket is usually found in older lights. Porcelain/Ceramic Sockets While most people consider light sockets being made of metal, there are other materials to think about.


These consist of porcelain and ceramic. These materials tend to be more popular in older lamps, but they are still utilized today.While porcelain or ceramic sockets can supply a great seek to your lamp, it’s important to select a socket that is high-quality, otherwise, the heat might cause it to split, and it could even threaten. Cardboard Covered Socket You might believe that cardboard and light sockets do


n’t exactly go together,

however occasionally they do! Certain sockets include little pieces of cardboard that are meant to safeguard the socket and the bulb versus any heat concerns. That little piece of cardboard also serves as a way to insulate the socket.

It can assist to extend the life of the socket and keep whatever much safer. Which Socket is Right for Your Lamp?As you can see, there are lots of socket choices to think about. They all depend upon the kind of light you have, your individual taste, and your private requirements 

. Of course, different sockets likewise in some cases require different bulbs.If you’re still puzzled about which socket to pick for your lamp, do not hesitate to call Cook’s for more details. Or, stop in and let us assist you with any of your lighting needs.

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