Accessorize It: Chandelier & Pendant Socket Replacements

Accessorize It: Chandelier & Pendant Socket Replacements

Beau Wynja
metal socket covers in black, grey, and white on pendant light fixture

Who doesn’t love accessories? We here at Color Cord Company sure do! To indulge our love of lighting accessories, we’re excited to announce that we have now added Painted Metal Socket Covers to our selection for all of your DIY lighting projects. These beautifully clean and simple covers come in nine colors to suit all your creative color combination needs. Whether you need a chandelier socket replacement or you’re interested in shopping light socket sets, our products help you get any lighting job done! Learn more about metal light bulb sockets for chandeliers and pendant lights here.

Why Metal Socket Covers?

all color options for chandelier socket replacement covers

You can use just one metal socket cover for a simple and streamlined look, or have some fun and stack multiple to create a unique yet simple look. Play with color to highlight, compliment, or contrast your color cord. The possibilities with our chandelier socket replacements are almost endless!

Compatibility with Our Light Socket Sets

DIYers take note, because our metal light bulb socket covers are not compatible with our threaded sockets. They’re only compatible with all the unthreaded sockets we offer! The sockets on our Standard and Standard Grounded Pendant Light Cord Sets are NOT compatible with the metal covers, due to the threaded sockets used on our cord sets. If you purchase a cord set, you will have to remove the sockets and replace them with a compatible socket and metal socket cover of your choice.

cluster of pendant lights with yellow metal socket covers

More Design Choices

Not into DIY? Fear not, for we have also expanded our pre-assembled light socket sets to include metal socket covers!!! Our Grounded Pendant Light Cord Sets with the Painted Metal Socket Cover comes in one of five Color Cord Company standard colors! Our most simple and refined pendant light cord sets to date – the painted metal socket covers offer clean lines and a contemporary look.

The painted metal socket cover accessories and metal socket cover cord sets are also compatible with our industrial bulb cages, but require a fair amount of muscle to get them together. We found it best to find a friend to help get the cage over the painted pendant or chandelier socket replacement, using a bit of tape on the inside of the cage to protect from scratching the paint. Once the light cage is over the metal socket cover, you can rest assured it won’t be going anywhere, and will add loads of style to your light!

Below are the sockets and grips that will fit snugly into our metal socket covers: 

  1. Basic Socket - Black
  2. Basic Socket - White
  3. Porcelain Socket
  4. Standard Cord Grips - Black, White, Clear
  5. Barrel Cord Grips – Black, Clear, Frosted

compatible sockets, covers, and cord grips

socket cover and accessory breakdown

Assembling Your Chandelier Socket Replacement

Once you have your color cord, socket, and cord grip picked out, we have a few small suggestions for assembly. 

  1. Our first suggestion is to put a very small piece of electrical tape over the end of the cut portion of the pendant cord to secure the fabric sleeve to the PVC cord. The cord grips can be a snug fit, so be sure to secure the cloth covering to the PVC cord underneath, so the textile cover doesn’t slide up. 
  2. After the cord grip, then slide the metal socket cover over the cord. Once you have those components on the cord, you can strip the cord as needed to wire on the socket.
  3. Please refer to the GIF below to see an animated breakout photo of the assembly.

Replacement Socket FAQ

Whether you’re an expert DIYer or new to doing everything yourself, we know you have some questions. Here are some answers about our pendant light and chandelier socket replacements.

What is a socket replacement?

This product is a socket cover that adds to the aesthetic appeal of your light fixture. We have socket replacements and covers in plastic and porcelain, but this product is made of metal. The metal light bulb socket cover goes over the internal essentials of your fixture to make it even more beautiful!

How long does it take to replace a socket cover?

If you’re using our pendant and chandelier socket replacements for existing light fixtures, it shouldn’t take you more than 5-10 minutes to take apart and reassemble your design with the new socket cover. 

Is DIY with your products safe?

If you follow instructions and take precautions working with our products is definitely safe. To ensure your safety, never do any wiring work with lights or breakers on! Find more safety tips in our guides.

Shop Light Socket Sets & More!

matching red chandelier socket replacement and bulb cage

As always, the team at Color Cord Company is thrilled to see what you come up with, so tweet, Facebook post or carrier pigeon us photos of your beautiful chandelier socket replacement creations!

*Please consult a licensed electrician for any specific questions regarding your lighting project. For liability reasons, we cannot assist in custom DIY projects.

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