Surface mount lamp bases?


Anybody know a source -- a search on eBay found receptacles and a few switches plus the round ceramic lamp bases, but I'd like half-dozen or so old-style surface mount bases for a string of lights in the old machine shed as the simplest way to go...found some new, old stock locally but they all have the pull-chain integral switch which I would prefer to not have for these. If all else fails, may go back and get them. DAGS and a site search at both GE and Leviton w/ no luck, either, although apparently the full GE wiring products catalogs aren't online near as could tell.... :(
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I have replaced the pull chain socket/switch in the past with non-pull chain types. Alternatively, just pull the switch "on" and then cut the chain off close, or simply don't put a string on it.
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dpb wrote:

Just buy a string of construction lights and hang them up. You can get them at Depot or Lowe's. As a plus you get insulated connections and lamp guards in a pre made assembly that actually meets current codes which the old style bases with exposed connections won't. Probably even UL listed.
Pete C.
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Pete C. wrote:

If had either within 80 miles might consider it. Section I saw here was 50' w/ 5 lamps for roughly $75, roughly 3-4X the cost of a few bases given already have all the wire and other stuff needed. There is the advantage of a guard, but given where these will go, they'll be out of direct line of where stuff can hit them anyway.
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dpb wrote:

Use these then:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productIdq106-334-732-SP-L&lpage=none
If they aren't nearby, order online and pay a few $ for shipping.
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Pete C. wrote:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productIdq106-334-732-SP-L&lpage=none
Thanks, but I won't fool w/ Lowes web site as it requires a local zip code as they seemingly think everybody of any importance to them lives in a metro area -- even your link brings up a request to enter a zip code as I "will be shopping at my local store" -- as if there _were_ a local store, again within 80-100 miles -- actually, I think they're closer to 200 as I don't think they have one in the same location as the nearest HD and it's another 100 mi further than that to anywhere of real size. I again saw no convenient way to simply get to an online catalog page -- if they even had that, I might consider them occasionally, but not likely for this purpose as the alternative is perfectly adequate for my needs. I don't have the zip codes of other locales memorized and their find one engine previously sent me in an endless loop I'm not trying again. That's not a rant against you, but against Lowes and brain-dead website developers...
If I don't find the switchless ones somewhere, I'll just go on w/ the ones that I did find and ignore the pull chain -- it's just one more (albeit a very unlikely event) thing to go wrong and an unnecessary expense (though again, probably less than a buck/base).
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dpb wrote:

Just put in your friggin' zip code, it doesn't matter. You can order online. It's a proper approved hanging IDC lamp socket for like $2.09. Order 10 online and have them ship.
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