Positioning and holding a fluorescent light bulb in place is essential for the operation of the fixture. There are several different options available in a clip on light bulb holder that provides stability, durability, and reliability for all types and options in fluorescent bulbs.
When choosing a clip on light bulb holder, it is essential to know the type of bulb used in the fixture. This is a primary factor in the choice as there is a significant difference in the shape, size, and configuration of each of the options.
For replacement types of clip on bulb holders, using the currently installed part is a simple way to pinpoint the exact type of clip required. All of these clips have distinctive shapes and sizes to work with a different shape and diameter of light bulb. If in doubt, compare the current part to online images for those light bulb holders designed for the specific bulb size and type.
The clips for single bulbs tend to resemble an open horseshoe shape, with the base mounting into the fixture. These fixtures can have different sizes of bases that are designed to be optimal for use with various wall thicknesses. They use a screwless mounting design, which simply requires the base to be inserted into the pre-drilled hole to secure the lamp holder support in place.
Double or twin-tube lights can also be supported with a clip on light bulb holder. These are wider through the support and allow both light bulb tubes to be safely and securely held in place. This type of design for twin-tube bulbs can be snap-in or screw mounted, and either option is effective in holding the bulbs firmly and safely in the correct position.