Our top picks for ceiling socket fixtures. Just make sure to use a filament bulb or a silver-bowled lightbulb (see below).
Above: NG Light Satin Nickel finish with porcelain socket (also available in darkened brass); designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf for the Neue Galerie in Manhattan. Available for $280 at Vica.
Above: Tango Flash Wall or Ceiling Light with transparent polycarbonate cover; $296 at YLighting.
Above: Mania-V PL4 Ceiling Light from Studio Italia; $362 at Ylighting.
Above: Anodized aluminum Purity Ceiling Lamp from Resolute; $167 at Surrounding.
Above: Artemide Tilos Wall Sconce in white; $100 at All Modern Lighting.
Above: Matte nickel-plated brass fitting; €57 from Manufactum.
Above: Lampholder Light from the Nautic Collection at Circa Antiques; available in polished or weathered brass, chrome-plated brass, or nickel-plated brass. Contact Circa Antiques in Westport, CT, for pricing information.
Above: Michele de Lucchi Glorietta Ceiling Lamp; $628 at Nova68.
Above: Alabax surface fixture in black or white porcelain; $119 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: Thomas Hoof Porcelain Ceiling Light; €22 at Thomas Hoof Produkt.
Above: Defiance Ceiling Fixture in black or white; $89 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: Solid brass and white Ceramic Ceiling Light from Italian company Ceramiche Fabbro; €139 at Manufactum.
Above: The basic Porcelain Lampholder, $1.99 at Ace Hardware:
Above: Star Flush Mount Light by Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort (available in bronze, antique brass, or antique silver); $252 at Circa Lighting.