What is Mogul Base

Horace He

Last Updated: August 7, 2023

What is Mogul Base

A Mogul Base, also known as an E39 base, is a type of lamp base used in the lighting industry for larger-sized bulbs. It is characterized by its larger dimensions compared to standard lamp bases. Mogul Base bulbs have larger screw bases, typically measuring 39 millimeters in width, while standard medium screw base bulbs have bases measuring 26 millimeters in width (indicated by the E39 and E26 designations, respectively). Although mogul base bulbs cannot be used with standard medium screw base sockets (E26), adapters are available to convert a Mogul Base socket to accommodate a standard bulb, allowing for greater flexibility in lighting options.

Mogul Base bulbs are designed to handle higher power ratings, ranging from 250 to 1000 watts, making them suitable for industrial and commercial applications. They are commonly used in outdoor and high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting fixtures. To withstand the higher temperatures associated with these applications, Mogul Base sockets are often made of materials like cast porcelain. In addition to traditional bulb types like halogen, mercury vapor, metal halide, and high-pressure sodium, there are also mogul base LED bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs available in the market. These bulbs provide energy-efficient alternatives for various lighting needs in industrial and commercial settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Change the Base of a Light Bulb

If your light bulb socket is damaged or broken, you have the option to remove it and install a new one. This will allow your light fixture to function properly and restore its original functionality.

How Do I Know if My Bulb Is A19

An A19 bulb is characterized by its classic light bulb shape, often described as resembling an upside-down pear. The “19” in A19 refers to the bulb’s diameter at its widest point, which is measured in eighths of an inch. Therefore, an A19 bulb has a diameter of approximately 2.4 inches, calculated by dividing 19 by 8 inches.

Are E12 and A19 Bulbs the Same

E12 and A19 bulbs are not the same. E12 refers to a specific type of lamp base used on light bulbs. It follows the same naming system as E26, where the letter “E” indicates an Edison screw base. On the other hand, A19 refers to the shape and size of the bulb, specifically a standard screw-in lamp base that is approximately 1-inch in diameter.

How Do I Know My Bulb Base Size

Numbers in a bulb code are used to indicate the size of the base, which can be measured in millimeters or eighths of an inch, depending on the type of bulb. For instance, if we take an A19 bulb as an example, the letter ‘A’ signifies that it has a standard household shape, while the number ’19’ indicates that the base size is 19/8ths inches.