The Kupo 18" China Ball Bracket with E40 Socket, or Chinese Paper Lantern consists of a paper globe with a ceramic E40, also known as a "mogul" socket and a chrome plated 3/16" wire frame to support it. The China Ball gives soft omnidirectional light. Under the socket there is a metal disc with both female 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes for easy mounting. Attached to the metal disc is a metal ring to clip on fabric or gels to control the direction, color and quality of light. The cable is reinforced where it enters the socket for long life.