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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    What ho one and all,

    I don't understand why it is soooo difficult to find / buy plain vanilla E27 bulb holders.

    I want to replace some bayonet pendant lights with ES but finding plain ES holders seems almost impossible. The regular eBay pages all have funky antique or weird styles.

    Where can I get a regular holder at a regular price to replace myself rather than one with cable attached?

    Thanks and toodle pip
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    Try searching under ES lamp holder, or more specifically E27,--- NOT Bulb holder, there are loads available.:smile:
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTime4 days ago
    That may be a better search option, but my results are like this:


    What I want is the plain vanilla, inexpensive ES version of this.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTime4 days ago
    That is BC
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTime4 days ago
    Yes, I know, but I want the ES version of this. Plain vanilla ES lamp holder, nothing fancy with neither cord and ceiling rose attached.
    • CommentTime4 days ago
    So try searching anywhere other than ebay.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited

    The majority of ES lampholders are meant as converters for table lights and the like, I think, with an external or internal thread to fit onto the light base. The direct melamine replacement that I think you're after may not have cable strainers built in, so if you are wanting them for ceiling use you may have to come up with something different, i.e replacing ceiling mount too. Or, get BC to ES converters.
    • CommentAuthormarktime
    • CommentTime4 days ago
    Use E27 casquilla or portalampara in your search. Millions of 'em.
    I bought some pendants expecting to use only the cable and the lamp holder, but when got them home, realised that the existing bases had gone quite grubby by comparison with the new bits. So replaced the whole lot.
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