Grounded Porcelain Socket - Black

Item Number:PSK-016-001


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Standard Cord Grip / Strain Relief

Standard Cord Grip / Strain Relief

Metal Standard Cord Grip

Metal Standard Cord Grip

Metal Barrel Cord Grip (Male)

Metal Barrel Cord Grip (Male)

Barrel Cord Grip / Strain Relief

Barrel Cord Grip / Strain Relief

Product Information


Our most popular industrial socket in a beautiful black glaze.  An updated version of a vintage socket, this is the only UL listed 3-conductor black porcelain socket on the market. Use it bare with an exposed bulb, with a bulb cage, or in conjunction with our colorful socket covers. This socket is made out of a ceramic porcelain with a premium glossy black glaze and comes with a matching black cap and can be seen on our porcelain cord setFor a clean look, the cap of the socket is secured with included screws from the inside of the socket.

Our porcelain socket is also easily paired with our cloth covered wire sold by the foot. If you would like to assemble a socket and cord for a lighting application, please consult a licensed electrician.  We recommend using a cord grip when using this socket as a pendant light, sold separately

Technical Specs

  • Total Length: 2-1/4", Neck Length: 5/16", Diameter: 1-9/16"
  • Grounded (3 conductor) porcelain socket
  • E26 medium base
  • Cord grip not included
  • Compatible with all metal socket covers
  • Not compatible with Silicone Socket Covers
  • Compatible with all bulb cages
  • UL Listed File No. E105933
  • Max bulb: Type A 60W (not included)
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