What are the different  types of flanges or necks for lamppost globes?
One of most common questions that we get is what type of flange or neck do I need on my replacement lamppost globe.  Let's review the most common types of flanges or necks.

Solid Flange

Probably the most common type of flange or neck, solid flanges have a groove that runs around the center of the neck.  This groove allows set screws in the fitter to hold the globe in place.
Solid Flange Globe

If your current fixture has screws around the base of the fitter, most likely you need a solid flange neck on your replacement globe.

Twist Lock or Locking Flange

The second type of flange or neck is the twist lock flange.  This flange will have usually 3 or 4 grooves cut out of the bottom of the flange.  These grooves allow the globe to set into the fitter, and then twisted to lock into place.  If you can see groove, chances are you need a twist lock or locking flange.
At lamppostglobes.com, some of the round globes that we offer can be used as either a solid flange or a locking flange.  Please check the product description to see which globes have a hybrid neck.


As you can probably guess, neckless globes have no neck  as pictured here:
Neckless globe

At lamppostglobes.com, most of neckless globes are made to fit a standard 5 inch wing clip post top fitter.  The wing clips secure the neckless globe to the fixture:

Of course, if you have a different size opening, many of our globes are available with custom cuts for no additional charge. We can also add a custom solid or locking flange as well.  Simply add a comment to the check out page with the custom cut dimensions desired, and we will do the rest.


The last type of flange or neck is the threaded neck.  Similar to the threads on a lightbulb, this neck allows the globes to twisted into the fitter for a couple of turns.  Threaded necks are available on many of our smaller round globes.

Hopefully you found this post helpful!  If you have any questions, you can always call 800-665-3594.  


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