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Lightbulb Socket

10 December 2018
Lightbulb Socket

Devices which make the electrical connection of a bulb and fixes the bulb is called lightbulb socket. By the lightbulb socket, it can be easily replaced with new one in case of failure.

Lightbulb sockets can be used in both houses and industrial facilities to electrify and to fix the lamb.

There are several types of standard light bulb sockets. The most commonly used lightbulb sockets in Europe are; E27 and E14. E27 is standard bulb lightbulb socket. E14 bulb type is thinner than E27. These lightbulb sockets are in screwed structure and these are called Edison screw because these are developed by Thomas Edison.

Lightbulb socket type described as E and two digits after it. E is the abbreviation of Edison. Numerical value represents the diameter as in mm. For example, E27 lightbulb socket is 27 mm diameter, E14 lightbulb socket is 14 mm diameter.

As an alternative to screwed lightbulb sockets, there are different types of lightbulb sockets such as; pinned, recessed and skirted.

Lightbulbs usually covered with plastic materials. However, ceramic lightbulb sockets are preferred where high-temperature resistance is required.

The contact area, metal thickness, and conductivity inside of lightbulb socket are the factors that determine the current that the light bulb socket can carry. In other words, the maximum power of the lightbulb socket. For this reason, the voltage and the power values must be controlled in case of lightbulb socket selection.

Lightbulb sockets do not fail easily. However, it may become unusable if it is exposed to high temperature or if it is forced when you insert or remove the bulb.

There can be corrosion if a bulb which inserted to lightbulb socket prolonged exposure to outdoor conditions. This may cause the lamp to break or become difficult to remove. In addition to this, the electrical performance of the lightbulb socket will affect negatively. For this reason, insulation methods should be applied for protection against water, dust, and moisture in the lightbulb socket to be used in outdoor areas.


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