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Maybe you can replace the socket completely? I would try. I have zero idea about a conversion socket or even if one exists.
Take the European socket off and take it with you to the store. Maybe its easy?
 

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I read online it can be an e5 or e14.
E means its a screw in bulb (Edison knuckle thread).

The number is the nominal diameter in millimeters. E5 would be about 3/16" diameter, which is tiny. E14 would be 14mm diameter, about 9/16" diameter -- so if your E12 bulbs kinda screw in but are extremely loose -- then its an E14.
 

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E means its a screw in bulb (Edison knuckle thread).

The number is the nominal diameter in millimeters. E5 would be about 3/16" diameter, which is tiny. E14 would be 14mm diameter, about 9/16" diameter -- so if your E12 bulbs kinda screw in but are extremely loose -- then its an E14.
Some have the means to measure the mm's, so can we assume the measurement is the major diameter of the male thread? thanks
 

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Correct, the 12 or 14mm would be the diameter of the male bulb thread.

If your measurements are very precise, you will see it is perhaps 0.5mm smaller than nominal size (i.e. a E14 bulb will actually have about a 13.5mm base.)
 
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