GE Medium Base 3-Way Light Socket

Last updated date: September 14, 2021

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8.7

GE Medium Base 3-Way Light Socket

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We looked at the top Light Socket and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Light Sockets you should buy.

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Overall Take

This lamp socket wires easily to any standard lamp stand for simple three-way light control. The classic brushed gold finish matches perfectly with many home and office fixtures.


In our analysis, the GE GE Medium Base 3-Way Light Socket placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Repair or Replace – Use the 3-way lamp socket to fix or create a new lamp or light fixture. DIY Project – This lamp socket is perfect with a DIY desk or floor lamp to create a one-of-a-kind fixture for your home or office. Lighting Settings – This lamp socket can toggle through low, medium or high lighting intensity with the turn of the switch. Design – The socket has a brushed gold finish that is perfect for the office or home décor. Power – This lamp socket has an electrical rating of 250VAC and 250W, is UL Certified and can only be used with #18 stranded copper wire.

An Overview On Light Socket

Light sockets are a basic piece of hardware, yet they come in many variations. With the plethora of light bulb and lighting options available on the market today, finding the right light socket can be difficult — especially with all the additional considerations, such as lead types, extensions and converters.

In order to determine the type of light socket you need, you must first determine the lightbulb’s base and what you intend to use it for. There are two main types of bulbs that are widely available. The most common is a screw. Screw bulbs have threads around their base and are fitted with a classic Edison-style lightbulb. Another common type is the pin, which has two points of contact on its base.

Once you have determined the bulb’s type, measure the threaded base’s diameter (or the distance between the pins) in millimeters. The most common bulb and socket style in the United States is E26 — E as in Edison, and 26 millimeters in diameter.

The Light Sockets Buying Guide

  • Different bases do not alter the wattage, luminance or color temperature of a given bulb. However, pay attention to the bulb’s intended voltage.
  • Some sockets are intended for specific applications. Look for these specialty sockets if you’re making a lamp from scratch or repurposing an existing one.
  • Light sockets are made from a variety of materials. Make sure the material you choose is appropriate for where you will be mounting the socket.