What is a Light Bulb Base ? What Are their Different Types?
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is a Light
Bulb Base ? What Are
the Different Types of Light Bulb Base
A lightbulb socket,
light socket, lamp socket or lampholder is a device which mechanically supports
and provides electrical connections for a compatible electric lamp. Sockets
allow lamps to be safely and conveniently replaced (re-lamping).
Have you ever found
yourself shopping for light bulbs but with no clue as to what will fit your
It’s easy enough to
look at the bulb that you need to replace and shop for a bulb with a similar
looking base, but how will you know for sure if the bases are identical? For
example, there are many different bulbs that are the same shape and even have
similar looking bases, but those bases might be different sizes. You need to
know the technical name for bulb bases.
There are dozens of base types for light bulbs, most of them made up of a series of letters and numbers. Decoding these is often no easy task for consumers and professionals.
Which Light Bulb Do
Use this handy guide to identify different types of light bulb bases that apply to incandescent, halogen, high-intensity discharge, fluorescent, and LED light bulbs
. If you do not see the base type you are looking for, give us a call at 920014332, or email us at , and we can help you locate the correct bulb.