Wood Plank Tile Floor Designs – The caps that sit on the base of a light bulb are just as important as the bulb. True, those tiny metal fixtures may seem rather insignificant given their size but their importance is that they dictate that bulbs may be fitted to that lighting fixtures. Without the right cap, the space, alleyway, stairwell or backyard will stay in the dark.
With the range of lights available in the marketplace nowadays, there are quite definite specifications to ensure that the right bulb is fitted. For example, both pin, or bi-pin, the cap on certain lights can only be put into bi-pin light sockets, so gu10 LED bulbs can’t be placed in a light socket that is not designed for the gu10 cap. But, there is more than 1 type of bi-pin cap, with the cap on g9 halogen bulbs considerably different in design and appearance, and used exclusively with particular kinds of light bulbs.
The main reason for a cap would be to allow electrical contact between the electrical supply and the lighting itself, without leaving wiring and digital aspects exposed. The metal pins make immediate contact with the electricity supply, allowing the electricity to flow through the filament, creating the necessary energy to cause the light to shine and supply the necessary illumination.
The entire range of caps is extensive, but they can be divided up into three main kinds, namely the bayonet, the Edison screw and the bi-pin. |} Bayonet Cap This is arguably the most recognizable cap and can be more often than not discovered on the normal incandescent bulbs choice for domestic lights, although energy saving lights also feature this cap to allow easy change over to greener home lighting.
The layout is a simple vertical cap at the bottom of the bulb with 2 ears, or small pins, protruding from the side. Both of these pins lock into slots in the side of the socket, to hold the bulb in place. The title bayonet comes in the thrust and spin action that’s needed to match them.