Step 5: Add the Lamp Socket
The lamp socket is composed of 4 parts: the ring, the bottom socket cap, the socket interior, and the socket shell. Place the ring over the wire and threaded nipple. Screw on the bottom base to the threaded nipple. Tighten the set screw when the base is secure.
Tie the ends of the wire into what is known as the underwriter's knot, this prevents it from being pulled back through the lamp.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions to find the hot and neutral wire (the neutral wire often has ribbing on it). Connect the neutral wire to the silver screw on the socket. Connect the hot wire to the gold screw. Tighten the terminal screws, making sure all of the wires are under the screw head.
Place the socket shell over the socket interior and tighten the ring.