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.

Lampholder Applications

  • B15 / B22 (Bayonet) - Bayonet cap (BC) fittings use a two-prong holding mechanism and 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 to ensure a safe installation.

What are Lamp holders made from?

Lamp holders are generally made from plastic, ceramic or metal. This includes brass, porcelain, PC and PBT. Different materials each have their own benefits however the most common reason for these material options is purely aesthetic or cost-based. 

How are bulbs fitted to a lamp holder?

Depending on the bulb and holder type, there are various methods. Most lamp holders fall under either screw-in, snap-fit or push-fit. Some lamp holders are also fitted with a switch to control the power to the bulb directly, rather than a remote switch that needs to be wired externally to the unit.


...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 21 - 38 of 38 products
Results per page
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 Voltage Rating
RS Stock No. 612-9927
Mfr. Part No.3SB2908-2AB
BrandSiemens
TWD158.00
Each
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 743-892
Mfr. Part No.47700
BrandBJB
TWD45.70
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Fluorescent - T12 - - Screw - - Bottom 12.5 mm 40 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 171-073
Mfr. Part No.22.318.3909.90
BrandBJB
TWD101.40
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. 797-2362
Mfr. Part No.29MB-12
TWD73.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
LED - T31/4 - - Bayonet - - Bottom 38.2 mm 11.2 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 787-1244
Mfr. Part No.1174WHI
TWD283.00
Each
units
GLS B22, BC GLS Ceiling - Screw - 150 W - 86 mm 75 mm Ceiling Rose - -
RS Stock No. 168-3955
Mfr. Part No.2964-8B
TWD43.40
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 715-4047
Mfr. Part No.2993-G6
TWD82.50
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - 250 V
RS Stock No. 612-9911
Mfr. Part No.3SB2908-2AA
BrandSiemens
TWD117.00
Each
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 715-4038
Mfr. Part No.2993-G5
TWD105.00
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - 250 V
RS Stock No. 561-971
Mfr. Part No.26.424.1001.50
BrandBJB
TWD42.00
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Fluorescent G13 T8 - PC Screw 2 660 W Bottom 16.5 mm 29 mm Push-Wire - -
RS Stock No. 168-3979
Mfr. Part No.29MB-12
TWD58.00
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
LED - T31/4 - - Bayonet - - Bottom 38.2 mm 11.2 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 442-2820
Mfr. Part No.26.620.2001.50
BrandBJB
TWD39.50
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. 168-3954
Mfr. Part No.2993-G5
TWD92.20
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - 250 V
RS Stock No. 473-8456
Mfr. Part No.1154WHI
TWD273.00
Each
units
- - - - Thermoplastic - - - - 84 mm 86 mm - - 250 V
RS Stock No. 168-3978
Mfr. Part No.294502
TWD14.80
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. 715-4040
Mfr. Part No.2964-8B
TWD49.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 473-8440
Mfr. Part No.1150 WHI
TWD129.00
Each
units
- - T2 - Thermoplastic - - - - 82 mm 44 mm - - 250 V
RS Stock No. 777-7801
Mfr. Part No.26.746.1004.84
BrandBJB
TWD151.00
Each
units
Compact Fluorescent 2G11 TC-L Screw PBT Push In 4 - - 47.3 mm 45 mm Push-Wire - -