Lamp Holders

Lamp holders, also known as light sockets, are fixtures used in lighting installations. They hold a bulb whilst also providing an electrical connection to it. It is essentially a connection between the wire and the bulb.
Some lamp holders also provide support for a pendant or lampshade.

Lampholders are designed for different lamp sizes. These include:

B15 / B22 (Bayonet) – Bayonet cap (BC) fittings use a two-prong holding mechanism, the code number determines the connection base diameter.
E14 / E27 / E40 (Edison Screw) – Edison screw fittings have a threaded connection, with the diameter determined by the base type code.
GU4 / GU5.3 / GU10 / GZ10 – Halogen and LED spotlight fittings are a low voltage type with a twist and lock connection.
G5 / G13 (Fluorescent tube) - Fluorescent and led strips feature a two-pin fitting at both ends.
R7s - Linear Halogen capsules for floodlights and up-lighters have a 7mm R7s cap at each end of a long quartz capsule.
G4 / GY6.35 / G9 - Miniature halogen capsule lamps commonly used in integrated fittings and appliances, such as cooker hoods and kitchen cabinet lights.
Lamp holders are also designed for specific light bulb types, for example, LED, GLS or CFL. It is essential that you choose a lamp holder that is compatible with your bulb, and vice versa.

What are Lamp holders made from?
Lamp holders are generally made from plastic, ceramic or metal. This includes; brass, porcelain, PC and PBT.

How are bulbs fitted to a lamp holder?
Depending on the bulb and holder type, there are various methods. Most lamp holders are screw-in, snap fit or push fit. Some lamp holders are also fitted with a switch to control the power to the bulb.

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Description Price Supported Lamp Type Base Lamp Size Mount Type Material Fixing Method Number of Pins Wattage Wiring Points Length Width Wiring Type Current Rating Series
RS Stock No. 561-943
Mfr. Part No.26.422.1113.50
BrandBJB
TWD35.90
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Fluorescent G13 T8/T12 - PC Snap-Fit 2 660 W Bottom 24.8 mm 13 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 171-001
Mfr. Part No.25.803.3814.00
BrandBJB
TWD435.00
Each
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Halogen R7s R7 Screw - - - 500 W - 137 mm 42 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 270-1569
Mfr. Part No.26.290.4012.50
BrandBJB
TWD38.10
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Fluorescent G13 T8/T12 - PC Snap-Fit 2 660 W Bottom 28.8 mm 23.6 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 561-959
Mfr. Part No.26.308.1125.50
BrandBJB
TWD42.80
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Fluorescent G13 T8/T12 - PC Snap-Fit 2 660 W Either Side 33 mm 19.3 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 171-045
Mfr. Part No.25.105.3101.00
BrandBJB
TWD205.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Halogen GU5.3 - Clip Ceramic/Mica Plate Screw - - Rear 22.2 mm 19.3 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 777-7808
BrandRS PRO
TWD227.00
Each
units
Halogen R7s - Screw Aluminium Snap-Fit 1 2.5 kW - 31.9 mm 20.5 (Dia.) mm Push-Wire 10 A -
RS Stock No. 612-9911
Mfr. Part No.3SB2908-2AA
BrandSiemens
TWD117.00
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 473-8456
Mfr. Part No.1154WHI
TWD268.00
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- - - - Thermoplastic - - - - 84 mm 86 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 442-2820
Mfr. Part No.26.620.2001.50
BrandBJB
TWD38.70
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Fluorescent G5 T5 Screw PC Snap-Fit 2 120 W Bottom 25.3 mm 22 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 890-5956
Mfr. Part No.PCV22012
BrandVCC
TWD41,843.00
1 Pack of 1000
Pack(s)
- - - - - - - - - 8.38 mm - - - PCV
RS Stock No. 293-1136
Mfr. Part No.26.745.1331.50
BrandBJB
TWD114.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Compact Fluorescent - - Screw PBT Snap-Fit 2 26 W Rear - - Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 168-3977
Mfr. Part No.29MB-T
TWD54.40
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
LED - T31/4 Panel - Bayonet - - - - 29 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 293-1192
Mfr. Part No.26.514.5026.50
BrandBJB
TWD27.50
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - PC Snap-Fit 2 660 W Either Side 34 mm 24.4 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 612-9927
Mfr. Part No.3SB2908-2AB
BrandSiemens
TWD158.00
Each
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5953
Mfr. Part No.PCV22011
BrandVCC
TWD41,843.00
1 Pack of 1000
Pack(s)
- - - - - - - - - 8.38 mm - - - PCV
RS Stock No. 890-5928
Mfr. Part No.PCH33003
BrandVCC
TWD26.80
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 562-025
Mfr. Part No.26.514.5011.50
BrandBJB
TWD24.30
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - PC Snap-Fit 2 660 W Either Side 33.4 mm 12.3 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 171-073
Mfr. Part No.22.318.3909.90
BrandBJB
TWD99.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
GLS ES E27 Screw Plastic Screw, Snap-Fit 2 - - 46 mm 40 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 787-1244
Mfr. Part No.1174WHI
TWD279.00
Each
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GLS B22, BC GLS Ceiling - Screw - 150 W - 86 mm 75 mm Ceiling Rose - -
RS Stock No. 293-1209
Mfr. Part No.25.809.3801.00
BrandBJB
TWD486.00
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Fluorescent G12 - - Ceramic/PPS Screw - 150 W - 22.5 mm 36.5 mm - - -