What is Open Rated Lamp (Mogul Base)

Horace He

Last Updated: July 26, 2023

What is Open Rated Lamp (Mogul Base)

An open rated lamp with a mogul base refers to a specific type of lighting fixture commonly used in industrial or commercial settings. The term “open rated” indicates that the lamp is designed to be used in fixtures that are not fully enclosed, such as high bay fixtures or outdoor lighting fixtures. These lamps are specifically constructed to withstand exposure to the elements and have a higher level of protection against moisture and dust.

The “mogul base” refers to the type of lamp base or socket used in these fixtures. Unlike standard bases, mogul bases are larger in size and are designed to accommodate high wattage lamps, such as metal halide or high-pressure sodium lamps. The larger diameter and wider thread pattern of the mogul base allow it to handle the higher wattage and voltage requirements of these lamps.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Mogul Base Lamp

A mogul base lamp, also known as a six way lamp, is a type of floor lamp that features a large center light bulb surrounded by three or four smaller bulbs. These smaller bulbs can either be candelabra-style or standard medium-base bulbs, and they are all mounted base-down.