Replacing an E27 with E26 Fixture
I have just read your great article on "change E26 to E27". I have 3 lamps from Europe with E27 sockets. Are the adapters reliable? Alternatively, is it a fairly easy job for an electrician to change the socket to E27?
Based on our research of the E27 to E26 adapters available locally and through online marketplaces, there appear to be many products available that could be used for your lamps. As we have not personally similarly modified any fixtures, it is difficult to say how reliable the products are.
Having recently spoken to some local electricians regarding lamp base replacement, we have been informed that the process of replacing an E27 base with an E26 base is fairly easy. The most complicated step appears to be finding an E26 base that can neatly fit the lamp socket, given the variation in lamp fixture models. Also, any required wiring adjustments should be fairly straightforward.
Question posted under: