What is a Lamp Socket Ring?


Introduction

This post is categorized as a “What is it?” post. The goal of these posts is to help demystify widgets and whatsits that I find around the house and have to employ maximum Google-fu (Google kung-fu) to identify. Just as some believe that knowing a person’s true name will give them power over that person, knowing that annoying broken part’s name will give you the power over it and help you find a replacement.

Therefore, without further ado, meet what I like to call the “Lamp Socket Ring”

Lamp Socket Ring

Lamp Socket Ring

Part Description

The lamp socket ring is found on lamps and light fixtures to hold shades, domes, globes or bells in place. Can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal. Is found in different colors but usually white, off white, black and dark brown. Medium socket rings would usually be found holding full size light bulbs while smaller ones will be used in lamps with candle bulbs.

Part Images

Lamp Shade Ring (White)

Lamp Shade Ring (White)

 

Bathroom Light Fixture Parts

Bathroom Light Fixture Parts

Other Names

  • Twist and Lock Socket Replacement Ring
  • Lamp Socket Ring
  • White die cast ring for threaded medium base socket
  • Phenolic Ring (for Threaded Candelabra Base E12 Sockets)
  • Lamp die cast metal ring
  • Shade Ring
  • Lamp Shade Ring Adapter

You might be looking for

The thing that holds the globe on the light fixture

The part on the ceiling fan that holds on the glass bell

Piece that keeps glass lamp globe on

Part that holds globe on lamp

Globe holder

Lamp holder

Shade holder

This part is found on

  • Light Fixtures
  • Closet Light Fixtures
  • Sconces
  • Lamps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Candelabras
  • Light Sockets
  • Lamp Sockets
  • Bulb Sockets

Part Numbers

  • LHR9001
  • PLT D547
  • Satco 80-1389 – 801389
  • Satco 80-1977 – 801977
  • Westinghouse 7000100

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