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 Wiring Points Length Width Wiring Type Current Rating Series
RS Stock No. 777-7808
BrandRS PRO
MYR35.79
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. 777-7814
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.79
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- B22d B22 Screw Porcelain Snap-Fit 2 - - 58 mm 43.5 (Dia.) mm - - -
RS Stock No. 561-943
Mfr. Part No.26.422.1113.50
BrandBJB
MYR5.887
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. 270-1569
Mfr. Part No.26.290.4012.50
BrandBJB
MYR5.905
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. 561-971
Mfr. Part No.26.424.1001.50
BrandBJB
MYR5.048
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. 442-2820
Mfr. Part No.26.620.2001.50
BrandBJB
MYR5.995
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. 562-025
Mfr. Part No.26.514.5011.50
BrandBJB
MYR3.449
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. 482-3728
Mfr. Part No.29.311.3700.00
BrandBJB
MYR24.074
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
GLS, HID E27 - Screw Porcelain Screw - - - 46 mm 44.5 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 561-959
Mfr. Part No.26.308.1125.50
BrandBJB
MYR5.155
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. 171-001
Mfr. Part No.25.803.3814.00
BrandBJB
MYR67.43
Each
units
Halogen R7s R7 Screw - - - 500 W - 137 mm 42 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 293-1192
Mfr. Part No.26.514.5026.50
BrandBJB
MYR3.309
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. 168-3954
Mfr. Part No.2993-G5
MYR10.82
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 293-1114
Mfr. Part No.26.719.U310.50
BrandBJB
MYR4.208
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Compact Fluorescent G23 PL-S - PC Snap-Fit - - - 25 → 31 mm 31 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 715-4038
Mfr. Part No.2993-G5
MYR10.82
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 715-4047
Mfr. Part No.2993-G6
MYR9.11
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 172-6469
Mfr. Part No.2993-G6
MYR7.37
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
- - G4 - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 171-073
Mfr. Part No.22.318.3909.90
BrandBJB
MYR13.16
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. 171-039
Mfr. Part No.25.104.3521.00
BrandBJB
MYR20.642
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Halogen - G4 Screw Ceramic/PPS Screw - - Rear 9 mm 18.6 mm - 10 A -
RS Stock No. 715-4040
Mfr. Part No.2964-8B
MYR4.608
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3955
Mfr. Part No.2964-8B
MYR4.519
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
LED - - - - - - - - - - - - -