Components Of Lamp Socket Adapters And Specialty Lamp Bases

A light bulb socket adapter provides electrical connections for bulbs and good support for the lighting fixture. The sockets allow the bulbs to be replaced conveniently and safely. These special lamp bases come in different standards. Certain lights contain wire leads which are appropriate for direct connections while others have screw terminals. The designs of these adapters define and limit their intended use. For instance, porcelain insulation offers better heat resistance than typical plastics or Bakelite. The electrical components and wires are designed to perform their intended duties and give the right security.

Light bulb adapter consists of two distinct portions: the top and the bottom. The top part contains a function with a threaded sleeve which is specifically designed to receive the threaded part of the bulb. The first lead connects to the threaded sleeve and a cavity receives the bulb’s extension. Then there is a metallic arm that’s found inside the cavity which makes electrical contact with the bulb’s conductive element when it is threaded into the sleeve. A second lead connects to the metallic arm.

The bottom portion contains a threaded part which is ideal for threading into mating bulb holder. The threaded part has an electrical insulation that extends from the top portion.

Light bulb base adapter also contains a recess found within the cavity plus a coil spring that is inclined to the bottom portion inside the recess plus an upper portion of the cavity. The metallic arm is situated in a way that it coordinated with the coils spring in order to be biased and connect to the conductive element of the bulb when it is threaded into the sleeve. Note that the metallic arm should not contact the conductive element of the bulb without an extension and that’s why it is placed within the cavity.

Applications of light bulb adapter

As LED bulbs continue to be brighter and more efficient, it’s time to toss away the incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs one by one. Certain manufacturers made rushed decisions by assuming that LED lights cannot be as bright as the fluorescents or provide an equivalent of 300⁰ light output. For that matter, most vanity light strips and ceiling fan kits came with compact fluorescents with GU-24 bases. They thought that consumers will continue using energy efficient lamps if there were no incandescent bulbs in such bases.  But today, the fluorescents have a lot of limitations. For instance, they don’t dim properly and they pose hazards if disposed of wrongly. One solution to this is the lamp base adapter which helps to fit LED light bulbs into the lighting fixtures and fans for optimal performance.

Instead of tossing away your light fixture, consider using an adapter!