- Porcelain light socket
- Bakelite lamp socket
- Brass sockets
- Pendant light socket
- Plastic lamp holder
- Fluorescent light socket
- Light bulb adapter
- light socket plug adapter
- light socket extender
- lamp cap
To replace a lamp socket in the ceiling, you’ll need some basic electrician’s tools to complete the job safely. It’s good to have:
A razor, to cut around fixture if there’s paint
Non-contact voltage tester
Extra wire nuts
How to change a lamp socket? Remove the Bulb and lamp Socket: Remove the light bulb from the socket and get a Phillips screw driver to remove the socket. Look inside the light bulb socket and locate the Phillips screw.
Use the screwdriver to loosen the screw while holding the retaining nut that is located on the back side of the socket bracket. Once the screw is removed, carefully tip the socket into your other hand and retain the socket screw. Discard the light socket and grab its replacement.
Replace the Socket and Bulb: Now that the old socket is removed, use the screw and nut you just removed and install the new lamp socket.
How to change a lamp socket? Tighten the screw snugly, but don’t tighten too much as the socket is fragile and could break. Insert the wires back into the fixture hole so that the wires are on the back side of the fixture and are ready to wire. Now, install the appropriate bulb. The maximum wattage is posted on the side of the lamp socket and should not be exceeded!