What size is a medium base socket?

The size is a simple measurement of width in millimeters. An E26 socket (most common type) has an Edison thread interior and is 26 millimeters wide. This socket is also referred to as a Medium socket.

What does medium base socket mean?

The most common type of light bulb here in the United States has what is referred to as a “Medium” base or “Standard” base. The word “base” is referring to the threaded part of the light bulb that screws into the socket. A Medium or Standard base light bulb is also referred to as an E26 base light bulb.

Is medium base light bulb same as standard?

Medium / E26 Bulbs (E27 in Europe) the same size as a standard household bulb.

Is E27 the same as medium base?

E26/E27 Medium – Edison 26-mm or 27-mm Diameter E26 bulbs are primarily used in North America while E27 bulbs are most popular in Europe. Bulbs with these base types can be used interchangeably as there is only a 1-millimeter difference in base size. Bulbs with these bases are the most popular of all screw base bulbs.

What size is a medium base light bulb?

E26 is the size of most light bulbs used in the U.S. It’s referred to as having a “medium” or “standard” base. E12 is the smaller “candelabra” base. It’s used for nightlight bulbs, and sometimes for decorative light bulbs used in chandeliers and over bathroom mirrors.

Is E12 and B12 the same?

As mentioned above, the E12 is just the diameter size of the lamp – 12mm. The B12 bulb has a glass diameter of 12*1/8 inch. So B12 and E12 bulbs are the same.

What is a standard medium base bulb?

What size base is a standard light bulb?

What is the most common light bulb base?

Edison screw base
The most familiar is the Edison screw base found on most incandescent bulbs and many halogen, compact fluorescent, HID and now LED bulbs. The common terms are medium, intermediate, candelabra and mogul. However, because the light industry likes mysterious codes, you may also see E26, E12, E39, etc.

What are the dimensions of a light bulb socket?

The following provides dimensions of a bulb socket which is helpful if you’re trying to match the socket size of a bulb you already have. A further explanation of the light bulb base sizes, you can look at the letter-number references (E12, E17, and E26) to help understand a bulbs base style and size.

What is the GU24 socket and base system?

The GU24 socket and base system is designed to replace the Edison socket and base in energy efficient lighting fixtures to match the newest ENERGY STAR requirements. Fixtures that use GU24 bulbs are designed to avoid backward compatibility with screw base bulbs, guaranteeing higher energy efficiency.

What are the base sizes of Party Lights?

PartyLights.com carries the three most common base sizes used in decorative string lights. On our website, we refer to our bulbs and string lights as C7, C9, and Medium. The industry uses many terms for the same size: