Source for sockets on cords for hanging edison lamps

Joshualangman

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Hi all,

Would someone recommend a cheap source for an edison lamp socket on a cord with an edison plug at the end? I'm finding them in all kinds of boutique shops, but I'm going to need a lot of them, and they don't have to be pretty, and I feel like they shouldn't be as expensive as the ones I'm seeing online. (To clarify what I'm looking for, it's what you would have if you took a cliplight and removed the aluminum shield. Which I could do, but I'd rather just get them without the shield.)

Thank you!

Josh
 

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Shop clip lights and throw away the bell and clip. Every big box hdw store has clip lights.
 

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All the ones on the Homedepot site are ungrounded. They have 4 varieties available. 60W, 75W, 150W or 300W.
 

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What wattage? I see Lowes has some between $2-$4 that might work for you.
You would need to terminate them yourself so factor in a bit more for the plugs. How many do you need in total?

These are $2.40 a unit, with a hook to hang from. Simple to wire up with zip cord. https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/8313/CAGE-521WP.html
I once used something like these to make several "strings" of hanging lights for a show. It's cheap and made a really cool look, just be sure you know what you are doing with the electrical load rating of your power cable. Zip cord is probably not the best choice.
 

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