October 01, 2018 1 min read

There are so many different types of bulb bases and bulb holders/sockets. Knowing which one you need will save you time and money. To make this as simple as possible, we’ll discuss the most popular base types. The ones that we carry and the ones that are used for the Edison vintage style LED or incandescent light bulbs.

There are 3 types of socket sizes we carry and are used by our Edison vintage light bulbs.

Edison Base Types


The first and the most popular one is the Medium Screw Base (E26).  This size is the most common for the incandescent and the LED Edison vintage bulbs.  This size is the same as a standard household light bulb. The majority of the bulbs we carry are a medium base.

The following are some of the popular Edison vintage bulb shapes which use the Medium E26 base:

A19, A21, A23, ST18, ST19, ST21, T14, T10, G25, G30, G40

The second one is the candelabra E12 base.  Most chandeliers use this smaller screw base.  These are also commonly found in outdoor sconces and hanging lights.  We carry plenty of candelabra base sockets and vintage bulbs. Although the variety of the shape and power of the bulb is not as extensive as for the medium base bulbs you will still be able to find a nice variety.

The third and least common with Edison vintage bulbs is the Mogul E39 base.  We don't carry any bulbs with this type of base.  It is used for the mainly for the Metal halide, High-pressure sodium, or commercial type high lumen LED bulbs.


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