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.

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 Thread Size Wiring Points Length Width Wiring Type Current Rating
RS Stock No. 700-2915
Mfr. Part No.P11127
BrandSIB
£1.51
Each
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- - E27 - - - - - - - 75 mm 75 mm - -
RS Stock No. 171-2984
Mfr. Part No.126 844 / A04/25/107
BrandOrbitec
£2.82
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- - - - - - - - - - 118 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 473-8456
Mfr. Part No.1154WHI
£6.05
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- - - - Thermoplastic - - - - - 84 mm 86 mm - -
RS Stock No. 168-3979
Mfr. Part No.29MB-12
£1.306
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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LED - T31/4 - - Bayonet - - - Bottom 38.2 mm 11.2 mm - -
RS Stock No. 797-2362
Mfr. Part No.29MB-12
£1.706
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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LED - T31/4 - - Bayonet - - - Bottom 38.2 mm 11.2 mm - -
RS Stock No. 511-9351
Mfr. Part No.0 600 52
BrandLegrand
£15.26
Each
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Batten B22 - - Porcelain Screw - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 175-8845
Mfr. Part No.5100/SIV
BrandOrbitec
£6.90
1 Box of 2
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Halogen - - Screw Aluminium - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 293-1136
Mfr. Part No.26.745.1331.50
BrandBJB
£0.662
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Compact Fluorescent - - Screw PBT Snap-Fit 2 26 W - Rear - - Push-Wire -
RS Stock No. 168-3978
Mfr. Part No.294502
£0.34
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Incandescent, LED - T31/4 PCB Nylon, Phosphor Bronze Solder 2 - - - 13.7 mm 7.9 mm - -
RS Stock No. 797-2359
Mfr. Part No.294502
£0.465
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Incandescent, LED - T31/4 PCB Nylon, Phosphor Bronze Solder 2 - - - 13.7 mm 7.9 mm - -
RS Stock No. 190-7261
Mfr. Part No.5200/SQ70/SIV
BrandOrbitec
£3.99
Each
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- - - - - - - - - - 80 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5925
Mfr. Part No.PCH33002
BrandVCC
£0.458
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5427
Mfr. Part No.PCV440
BrandVCC
£0.468
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5928
Mfr. Part No.PCH33003
BrandVCC
£0.458
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5938
Mfr. Part No.PCV22001
BrandVCC
£0.885
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5947
Mfr. Part No.PCV22002
BrandVCC
£0.885
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5916
Mfr. Part No.PCH33001
BrandVCC
£0.458
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5436
Mfr. Part No.PCV880
BrandVCC
£0.737
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-5940
Mfr. Part No.PCV22003
BrandVCC
£0.885
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 185-8751
Mfr. Part No.2213626-1
£0.748
Each (In a Box of 100)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.5 (Dimming) A, 15 (Power) A