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1/8 IPS (standard) GILT (brass color) SOCKET1/4 IPS (Heavy Duty & Floor Lamps) GILT SOCKET
1/8 IPS (standard) NICKEL PLATED SOCKET1/4 IPS (Heavy Duty & Floor Lamps) NICKEL PLT. SOCKET
1/8 IPS (standard) PHENOLIC RESIN SOCKET1/8 IPS PORCELAIN (CERAMIC) SOCKET
PHENOLIC & PORCELAIN CANDELABRA SOCKETS

LAMP SOCKET INFORMATION
Here are the most common lamp sockets that are in use.

SIZES: All sockets sizes are measured by the diameter of the threaded base of the bulb.

	Candelabra sockets (E12) are for bulbs that are 12 mm (just under 1/2") in diameter.
	Almost all of these are made of either phenolic resin or porcelain.
	As the name implies, these are used mostly in candelabras. However,
	many are are also used in small lamps & night lights.

	Intermediate sockets (E17) are less commonly used and are for bulbs that are 17 mm
	(just over 5/8") in diameter. They are used in some track lighting.

	Medium sockets (E26), for bulb that are 26 mm (approximately 1") also called Edison sockets
	these are the most common size used in table lamps. There are three main materials used in
	their construction:

		Metal - there are two primary categories:
			Plated aluminum or brass

		Phenolic resin

		Porcelain (ceramic)

	Mogul sockets (E39) for bulbs that are 39 mm (approximately 1") in diameter.
	Their in-home use is generally limited to floor lamps.
MATERIALS

	Phenolic Resin
	This is a thermosetting plastic which was originally known as Bakelite.
	The advantage of this type of plastic is that it will stand subtantially more heat than
	thermoplastic resins, such as polyethylene or PVC.

	Porcelain (CERAMIC)
	Clay, silica and other ingredients are combined and fired to create a
	material that is extremely heat resistant. These can be glazed or unglazed.

	Metal
	Aluminum with a brass colored (gilt) plating
	Aluminum with a nickel plating  OR
	Solid brass with a lacquered finish
	Solid brass with a nickel finish
	Solid brass with an antique brass finish

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