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10 Easy Pieces: Retro Ceiling Socket Fixtures

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10 Easy Pieces: Retro Ceiling Socket Fixtures

June 7, 2017

Our top picks for retro-looking ceiling socket fixtures. Pair with a filament or silver-tipped lightbulb and the effect is even greater.

The Porcelain Ceiling Light from Thomas Hoof is €29 ($31).
Above: The Porcelain Ceiling Light from Thomas Hoof is €29 ($31).
The Defiance Ceiling Fixture in range of finishes is $109 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: The Defiance Ceiling Fixture in range of finishes is $109 at Schoolhouse Electric.
The Hannah Medium Semi-Flush Mount Light has a black enamel rim and retro shape; $205 at Rejuvenation.
Above: The Hannah Medium Semi-Flush Mount Light has a black enamel rim and retro shape; $205 at Rejuvenation.
The Kao Flush Mount Light, shown in gray, is a classic porcelain style; $135 at Barn Light Electric.
Above: The Kao Flush Mount Light, shown in gray, is a classic porcelain style; $135 at Barn Light Electric.
The basic Leviton Porcelain Lampholder is $2.99 at Ace Hardware.
Above: The basic Leviton Porcelain Lampholder is $2.99 at Ace Hardware.
The Alabax Small Surface Ceiling Fixture is available in white (shown), black, Marigold, and gray for $99 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: The Alabax Small Surface Ceiling Fixture is available in white (shown), black, Marigold, and gray for $99 at Schoolhouse Electric.
The Ceiling Light Ceramic from Thomas Hoof has a solid brass shade holder; €172 ($192). See it in action in Steal This Look: A Vintage Bath in England with a DIY Faucet.
Above: The Ceiling Light Ceramic from Thomas Hoof has a solid brass shade holder; €172 ($192). See it in action in Steal This Look: A Vintage Bath in England with a DIY Faucet.
The most streamlined keyless light option is the Leviton 2-Pin Keyless Lamp Holder; $3.08 at MSC Direct.
Above: The most streamlined keyless light option is the Leviton 2-Pin Keyless Lamp Holder; $3.08 at MSC Direct.
The Hannah Bare Bulb, shown in white, is $149 at Rejuvenation.
Above: The Hannah Bare Bulb, shown in white, is $149 at Rejuvenation.
Star Flush Mount Light by Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort, available in bronze, antique brass, and antique silver; $370 at Circa Lighting.
Above: Star Flush Mount Light by Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort, available in bronze, antique brass, and antique silver; $370 at Circa Lighting.
N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran on November 11, 2009.

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