The part of the oven lamp or light bulb that connects into the light fitting is generally known either as the cap or base. Caps provide the electrical contact to conduct electricity to the light bulb but it also helps to secure the light bulb into its fitting.
There are a vast variety of caps and bases that exist in order to help make sure that only the correct type of lamp is used in any given fitting. This section shows many of the most popular fittings.
Named after the pioneering inventor Thomas Edison, the Edison screw oven lamp or ES lamp fitting is used worldwide in a vast range of applications. The most popular ES or E27 fitting is 27mm diameter and is widely used in UK and Europe. This cap is the standard 27mm diameter screw cap