Metalbrite ES Cordgrip Lampholder [Decorative Knurled Skirt]


Solid Brass (Antique)
For use on pendants
Takes 1 x E27 (ES) Lamp
British Made
Not designed to hold a shade
Height: 67mm
Width: 40mm

£ 34.05 34.05 GBP £ 34.05 Excluding VAT

£ 34.05 Excluding VAT

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    Applications / Guidance

    Buyer's Guide

    by Deryck Smith

    What is this product?

    • Pros and Cons

    • How to use it 

    • What light bulb does it take?

    • Applications

    • How do I buy it?

    • Further Learning


    I have wired these lampholders since 2019.  They are the same to wire up as our other Metalbrite ES lampholders. This design has a "wow" factor and looks beautiful with oversize bulbs.  With its detailed, extra thick brass skirt it has that "once off" engineered look about it. 

    That said, it may not be right for your particular job.

    I can tell you the good things, the bad things and show you how to wire it. 

    I want to help you make the right choice.



    What is this product?


    This is a lampholder. It is the bit of a light that holds the light bulb. This particular version mounts a hanging cable, bulb facing down. I have heard them referred to as bulb holders, sockets, fixtures, you name it.  It is a metal lampholder so it has an earth terminal located inside.




    Pros and Cons




    • Beautiful machined solid brass

    • Heavier than our other lampholders - more brass in it.

    • Made in Britain

    • Ceramic insert

    • Won't burn out

    • Long-lasting

    • Easy to use

    • Good looking





    • Doesn't hold a shade

    • Expensive (the most expensive compared to all our other lampholders)

    • Cannot use with 2 core cable -  (Class 1 fitting need earthing)




    How to use it


    Watch the video above on the picture slider showing how to wire this lampholder. 

    We recommend you are competent at electrics to do this. If in doubt you should consult an electrician.





    What light bulb does it take?


    This lampholder takes an E27 or 'ES' bulb.  An ES bulb has a screw cap on it, 27mm wide, and one of the most common bulbs in the UK.

    Mainstream domestic light bulb cap

    Other names/phrases used

    E27 Cap

    27mm Width


    Edison Screw


    Large Screw

    Standard Screw type






    • to wire to existing cable set you already have

    • to replace an existing lampholder

    • need it with other pendant light parts like the cable and ceiling rose

    • when you need a luxurious vintage look.


    Here is an article where you can learn more about making your own pendant light.



    How do I buy it?


    You can buy 1 or more here on this webpage.

    We store them here in boxes of 10.  So if you want to buy a box of them, buy 10.

    The price reduces on 10, 25, 50 & 100 pieces.

    You can buy on this page or via a local dealer (you can quote us to most electrical wholesalers and lighting shops). Dealers set their own pricing.

    If you are in the market for our products for the long term you could become a dealer/trade buyer.  Read our article 'Is Lampfix a good fit for my business?'

    Request your log in where you can view and buy at your own discounted pricing. (contact us)






    Further learning


    Article: How to make a pendant

    Warnings / Disclaimers

    Must be earthed ie must use 3 core cable with this lampholder.  If in doubt consult an qualified electrician.

    Lampholder Max Wattage information

    We recommend using LED lamps (up to 20W) wherever possible to reduce heat production and energy consumption.

    Quite apart from the lampholder, lamps produce heat and can burn shades if they are too close.

    You should also consider the proximity of the shade if applicable. This will dictate the wattage of the lamp used.

    If you are considering lamps above 100 Watts please contact us.