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
TWD38.40
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
TWD381.00
Each
units
Halogen R7s R7 Screw - - - 500 W - 137 mm 42 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 561-959
Mfr. Part No.26.308.1125.50
BrandBJB
TWD25.90
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. 270-1569
Mfr. Part No.26.290.4012.50
BrandBJB
TWD31.40
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. 171-045
Mfr. Part No.25.105.3101.00
BrandBJB
TWD139.20
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
TWD221.00
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. 562-025
Mfr. Part No.26.514.5011.50
BrandBJB
TWD17.10
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. 890-5953
Mfr. Part No.PCV22011
BrandVCC
TWD33.70
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
units
- - - - - - - - - 8.38 mm - - - PCV
RS Stock No. 171-023
Mfr. Part No.25.806.3700.00
BrandBJB
TWD281.00
Each
units
Fluorescent R7s - Screw Ceramic/PPS Screw - 150 W - 45 mm 27 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 777-7814
BrandRS PRO
TWD88.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- B22d - Screw Porcelain Snap-Fit 2 - - 58 mm 43.5 (Dia.) mm - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5928
Mfr. Part No.PCH33003
BrandVCC
TWD26.80
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 293-1186
Mfr. Part No.26.515.5301.50
BrandBJB
TWD20.00
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - PC Snap-Fit 2 660 W Either Side 27.3 mm 20.4 mm 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. 797-2353
Mfr. Part No.29MB-T
TWD70.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
LED - T31/4 Panel - Bayonet - - - - 29 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 293-1209
Mfr. Part No.25.809.3801.00
BrandBJB
TWD380.00
Each
units
Fluorescent G12 - - Ceramic/PPS Screw - 150 W - 22.5 mm 36.5 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 175-2874
Mfr. Part No.CAC2793
BrandContactum
TWD142.00
Each
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Batten B22 T2 Ceiling - Ceiling - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3979
Mfr. Part No.29MB-12
TWD55.60
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
LED - T31/4 - - Bayonet - - Bottom 38.2 mm 11.2 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5931
Mfr. Part No.PCH33011
BrandVCC
TWD33.70
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
units
- - - - - - - - - 8.38 mm - - - PCH
RS Stock No. 168-3978
Mfr. Part No.294502
TWD12.40
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
Incandescent, LED - T31/4 PCB Nylon, Phosphor Bronze Solder 2 - - 13.7 mm 7.9 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3980
Mfr. Part No.2946T
TWD23.30
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
LED - T13/4 PCB - Solder 2 - - - 11.2 (Dia.) mm - - -