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Q: E27 cap/base supply source ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: E27 cap/base supply source
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: umo-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Jan 2003 14:56 PST
Expires: 22 Feb 2003 14:56 PST
Question ID: 147666
I need to find a parts vendor for an E27 cap (it is sometimes called
an E27 base). This is the metal screw cap on the end of an
incandescent light bulb. It doesn't matter where the vendor is
located, as long as they will sell this part to me in the US.

What I need is specific contact and order information. I asked this
question here before and got what appeared to be a good answer, but it
turned out the companies found were using the component in their own
products, but wouldn't sell it to me. I don't need to know about
companies that make light bulbs, I need a company that makes and/or
sells E27 caps to companies that make light bulbs.

What I expect as an answer are part numbers, prices, quantities, and
phone numbers/email addresses/web pages for the vendor.

Request for Question Clarification by byrd-ga on 24 Jan 2003 13:47 PST
Dear Umo:

I have located a number of companies who make and sell these
components. Some are located in the US; others outside. I have names,
phone numbers, web pages and in most cases, email addresses.  However,
none of the companies have made public their parts numbers or
pricing/ordering information.  I have sent emails requesting this
information, but so far have not heard back from anyone.  If I am
unable to obtain the specific import information or part
nos/quantities/prices, would the names and contact information be
acceptable to you as an answer?  Thank you.


Clarification of Question by umo-ga on 24 Jan 2003 16:58 PST

Thanks for looking into this. My problem is that I have made several
attempts to contact companies that appeared to sell this part, but for
whatever reason they would never reply to my inquiries.

I need a verified source for this part. If you can get confirmation
from any company that they can indeed supply me with an E27 lamp cap,
and give me the contact information you used, I'll be satisfied.


Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 24 Jan 2003 17:48 PST
Will this work:

Clarification of Question by umo-ga on 24 Jan 2003 18:04 PST
Sorry, Tar-Heel, but that looks like a lamp socket, which is the part
a bulb screws into. I'm looking for the threaded metal piece on the
end of the light bulb itself. I want to make my own light bulbs, and
am having a very hard time finding this one piece.

Seems there aren't a lot of resources for do-it-yourself light bulb


Request for Question Clarification by byrd-ga on 24 Jan 2003 19:12 PST
I understand, Umo.  I'll be back then, when and if I get a reply to my
queries.  If not I'll post the info I did find as a comment, and let
you pursue it if and as you wish.  Thank you for your clarification.

Subject: Re: E27 cap/base supply source
Answered By: byrd-ga on 28 Jan 2003 09:07 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Umo,

I'm very happy to be able to inform you that I have received replies
from two of the companies I contacted on your behalf, confirming that
they do make the E27 lamp bases and would be willing to talk with you
regarding an order.  However, neither one will give across-the-board
pricing or order information without further details from you as the
prospective customer. Therefore, you will need to contact them
directly, but as you requested, I have provided you with the contact
details I used, and can assure you that both companies are expecting
to hear from you.

The first company listed, from whom I received a reply, is located in
the United States, which should make a non-issue of any importing
problems.  The second is in England, but they ship worldwide, so that
should not be an issue for them either.

Following these two companies, I've also listed three that did not
reply to my emails.  However, they do make the part, and they do have
phone numbers, so if you're not satisfied with the results of your
contact with the first two, you might consider calling rather than
emailing, since not all parts of the world use email with equal
familiarity and comfort.  Also, if I should receive a reply to my
inquiry(ies) after posting this answer, I'll post it/them as a

And of course, if you need any other clarification, please do ask
before rating and closing the question, so I can be sure you're
satisfied with your answer.  Thank you for the opportunity to help you
with this very interesting challenge, and best of luck in your



Philips Elmet
1560 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240 USA
1-800-343-8008 (Within the USA)
207-784-3591 (Worldwide)
207-786-8924 (Fax)
Email: Donna Boucher (Customer Service)
             Diane Tortorich (Customer
Product: E27 lamp bases


----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: Information needed

Good Day, 

     Thank you for your inquiry. 
     Before providing you with pricing, Moq, and other information
that you request, I would need  a bit more information from your
     We do indeed sell the E 27 lamp bases to which you refer, however
there are several different types of this base. In order to provide
you with the most accurate information I would need to know more about
application, quantities, ect.
     Please direct your client to my attention so that I may offer
more personalized information and  service.
     Please feel free to contact me with any other questions or
     Have a good day! 


Diane D. Tortorich
Philips Elmet, USA.
Product Specialist
FAX: 207 786 8924
Phone: 207-784-3591 ext. 233


Intertech (Chesterfield) Ltd.
Dunston House, Dunston Road, Sheepbridge
Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 9QD
Phone: 44 1246 454100
Fax:   44 1246 454101
Contact: David Wheatcroft
Product: E27 lamp bases


From: "David C Wheatcroft" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 4:19 AM
Subject: Re: Data posted to form 1 of
>  > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 6:38 PM
> > Subject: Data posted to form 1 of
> >
> > > Unit (i.e. # of pieces per box/case, etc.)  1,200
> > > Unit Price ON REQUEST
> > > Minimum Order 10,000PCS
> > > Contact information/instructions for ordering DAVID WHEATCROFT

S.V. Electricals, Ltd.  (Factory & Reg. Office)
Plot No. 89, Industrial Area No. 1
A-B Road, 
DEWAS-455001 (Madhya Pradesh)
Phone 0091-7272-54480, 58274
Fax 0091-7272-58402

S.V. Electricals, Ltd. (Corporate Office)
201 RadhaKrishna Complex,
2nd Floor, 10/1, Manaromaganj, A-B Road,
Indore – 453 001
Phone:  0091-731-49412, 496771
Fax:  0091-731-492132
   E27/27 Aluminum
   E27/27 Brass
   E27/27 Brass Nickel Plated
         (All the above packaged 1500 pieces per box)

Phone: 381 31 564-777 (main switchboard)
            381 31 564-411 (manager)
            381 31 564-768 (marketing)
            381 31 563-377 (sales)
Fax:        381 31  564-471
Product: E27 


Product: E27 Aluminum  (Unit = 2000 pcs)
         E27 Brass  (Unit = 2000 pcs 

Search strategy:

manufacturer E27 bases OR caps
manufacturer OR "parts supplier" E27 bases caps components
manufacturer "light bulb" components OR parts E27 bases

Clarification of Answer by byrd-ga on 28 Jan 2003 13:28 PST
I'm so happy you were pleased with the answer and were able to get the
information you wanted.  Thank you very much for your kind words and
generous tip!  Again, I'll be sure to post if I receive any further
replies.  Thank you again, and good luck.
Kindest regards,

Clarification of Answer by byrd-ga on 03 Feb 2003 14:28 PST
Hi Umo,

I received a further email from Philips Lighting today and, as
promised, I'm passing it along fwiw.  This person was out of the
office when I sent my initial inquiries, which is the reason for the
delayed response.  She may be an additional or alternate contact for
you in case the one I already gave you doesn't work out.  All my best,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: Information Request

> Dear *****,
> Philips Lighting makes these bases in Aluminum in the US and in
Brass overseas.  We handle the sales for both from this office.
> Price will depend on annual volumes.  Please have your customer
contact me directly and I will be happy to help them out.
> Best Regards,
> Donna L. Boucher
> Philips Elmet - Lewiston, Me USA
> tel: 207-784-3591  ext 125
> fax: 207-786-8924
umo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you, Byrd. You have provided exactly the answer I need. This was
a difficult question because companies manufacturing this type of
product don't typically have an internet presence. Job well done.

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