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Dimmable for low or high usage
UL listed metal shell lamp holder with E26 basic bulb base.
You can create any kind of lamp by using this unique vintage style light socket.
With hard paper in the socket inner, seismic and impact resistance
Safety locking screw in base for secure fitting. Also includes socket fixing top part
UL Listed Dimmable for low or high usage Rated for up to 150 w, 120v Finish Antique Nickel Black Brass - Material Solid Brass - Socket Type Medium E26 Installation note: These sockets, like most self wire-able metal sockets, come with a cardboard lining inside. This should be left in as it acts as an insulator. Do not remove it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Works great, seems to be of same quality as other lamp sockets. Take note when wiring this lamp socket; the terminals are polar specific since it is a dimmer. Make sure to use a polarized plug, and connect the neutral wire to the silver screw, and the hot wire to the gold. (The thicker prong side of the outlet is the neutral)
I was designing some pipe wall lamps for our next to our bed in our bedroom and wanted them to be able to dim so after searching this site I found these and decided to try them. I used half in black iron pipe fittings to make the lamp and used a reducer on the top to make the hole smaller and epoxyed they piece that threads into the bottom of the lamp socket into the top. I used a lamp extension cord and cut the one end off to make the cord for this. (see the photos for the finished product.)
I had no issues with this. The dimmer works great!
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Yes it does work with LEDs, perfectly with the newer Edison style COB filament glass bulbs and somewhat problematically with the dimmable plastic ones, where the light will suddenly go all the way out while dimming in the lower range. Didn't notice any buzzing or hum with any of the three LED bulbs I tried — OSRAM/Sylvania, Hyperikon or Utilitech (Glass/COB).
Only reason this handsome Pearly Black socket doesn't get five stars is that its clamping mechanism lacks enough bite to hold the cap and shell firmly together (not to mention that there is no room inside for the traditional, stress-relieving underwriter's knot because of the electronics); there is still some play noticeable during operation and the knob feels a bit eccentric as well (though it does turn perfectly smoothly). Tried taking it back apart and reassembling to no avail. Disappointed because was replacing a similarly loose three-way socket in an antique table lamp and was hoping this new dimmer jobbie...
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