Lamp Holders and Chains: A Stylish Solution for Heavy Shades

11 January 2024 by
Lamp Holders and Chains: A Stylish Solution for Heavy Shades
​Lampfix, Deryck Smith

When it comes to lighting design, a beautiful glass shade can be the centerpiece that transforms any space. However, the concern of whether the shade's weight is too much for the cable alone to support is a common dilemma faced by many clients. Fortunately, there's a simple and elegant solution to this challenge – the use of lamp holders with integral hooks. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of these innovative fixtures and guide you through the considerations for choosing the right lamp holder for your specific needs.

Choosing the Right Lamp Holder:

The first crucial step in addressing the weight concern is deciding whether to opt for a bayonet cap (BC) lamp holder or an Edison screw length holder. The choice is determined by the diameter of the opening at the top of the shade. If the opening is approximately 29 millimeters in diameter, a BC lamp holder is the correct choice. On the other hand, if the opening is closer to 40 millimeters in diameter, the Edison screw version is the best fit.

The Integrative Hook Design:

What sets lamp holders with integral hooks apart is their thoughtful design. The hook attached to the lamp holder is hollow, allowing the cable to enter the lamp holder seamlessly. By incorporating a lighting chain into the equation, the weight loading capacity increases significantly, providing a sturdy and reliable support system. According to our fact check, this ingenious solution can elevate the weight loading from approximately 1.5 kilograms to an impressive 7 kilograms and probably a lot more [pending break test].

Explore Our Range of Ceiling Hooks:

To enhance your lighting experience further, explore our diverse range of ceiling hooks. These hooks are designed to complement the lamp holders and are available in various styles and finishes. Finding the perfect match for your specific requirements has never been easier.

Aesthetics and Variety:

We understand that lighting fixtures are not just functional but also contribute to the overall aesthetic of your space. That's why we offer lamp holders in both bayonet cap and Edison screw styles, with a range of four colors each. This variety ensures that you can find the perfect combination to complement both your shade and your overall decor. Additionally, our matching chains and ceiling hooks are available in corresponding colors, providing a cohesive and stylish look for your lighting setup.


When it comes to supporting heavy glass shades, lamp holders with integral hooks are a game-changer. They not only address the weight concern but also add a touch of sophistication to your lighting fixtures. Whether you opt for a bayonet cap or an Edison screw length holder, our diverse range of colors, chains, and ceiling hooks ensures that you can create a customized and stylish lighting solution that perfectly suits your taste and decor. Elevate your lighting experience with the perfect blend of form and function. Visit our range today to discover the possibilities.

Lamp Holders and Chains: A Stylish Solution for Heavy Shades
​Lampfix, Deryck Smith 11 January 2024
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