Leviton R50-08827-CW4 Pull-Chain Top-Wire Light Socket

Last updated: October 5, 2021

Leviton R50-08827-CW4 Pull-Chain Top-Wire Light Socket

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Overall Take

This top-wired light socket features a broad base and aluminum socket, as well as pigtail leads. A pull chain makes operation simple and accessible.

In our analysis, the Leviton R50-08827-CW4 Pull-Chain Top-Wire Light Socket placed 2nd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Item Weight: 0.29 lb. Country of Origin: Canada. Brand name: Leviton. Item Dimensions: 18.25″L x 12.25″W x 7.37″H. 250 volts. After immigrating from Russia to the United States, Isidor Leviton opened a small tin-smiting business in 1906, where he produced mantle tips used for gas lighting. With the invention of Edison’s light bulb, Leviton shifted to manufacture a single electrical product: the pull-chain lamp holder. During our earliest years in business, the population of New York City began to increase dramatically. Leviton supplied the switches, outlets, light sockets and other electrical parts for them. During the 1940s, Leviton also helped manufacture parts for machinery. Our Journey from electrical to lighting to networking, Leviton is engineering thoughtful solutions that help make life easier, efficient and productive.


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.

Buying Advice

  • 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.