DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
628 Posts
That is not at all a "lamp shade". A lamp shade, shades the light produced by the bulb so that a human eye is not blinded by the bright light. That is know as a lamp socket. You can find all types of lamp sockets at any good hardware store or electrical supply house. Usually one will use a ceramic socket on a fixture that requires a very large bulb. Something that you would find in a street lamp, or a gymnasium type of location. I say this because I see a ground wire in the socket. This could also be, and is most likely a 3-phase 208 volt socket. Read the words on the sticker. Also, measure the sizr of the socket throat.

If you want a cheap looking pendant light fixture, visit one of the box stores and purchase one for residential use. You may also find a lamp shade in the store.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
In these forums, I sometimes forget how well-lit of a path one needs to provide to keep certain people from straying into the forest of proud condescension. But when I wrote the post it was late, and I was tired. So I'll just take the blame on this one. The link I meant to provide shows the pictured part being used in tandem with a lamp shade similar to the one I've purchased. Here it is:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-1940s-Be...ain-Barn-Pendant-Light-VTG-UL-Bs/263579548599

I'm well aware the photo from the OP is not a lamp shade, HandyAndy. I called it a "lamp shade fitter/socket combo" part because it seems to serve the purpose of a lamp shade fitter and a socket simultaneously. In this case, the goal is to mount it to the end of a piece of conduit or pipe, as pictured in the link. The two supply stores I've stopped into thus far didn't carry them.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top