Incandescent (left) and fluorescent (right) lightbulbs turned on
A lamp is a replaceable component that produces light from electricity. Compact lamps are commonly called light bulbs, for example the incandescent light bulb. Lamps usually have a base made of ceramic, metal, glass or plastic, which secures the lamp in the socket of a light fixture. The electrical connection to the socket may be made with a screw-thread base, two metal pins, two metal caps or a bayonet cap.