I am trying to replace the lightbulb socket in a ceiling fan fixture. The wires coming from the fan are aluminum (I assume bec the wires are silver colored) the wires that came with the new socket are copper. The wires on the old socket were aluminum. I couldn't find a new socket with aluminum wiring. Is it safe to connect the copper to the aluminum wires or do I need to replace the whole ceiling fan?
This is not aluminum, but tinned copper instead
There is no reason to use aluminum at such small wiring sizes; what you see instead on such finer-stranded fixture wires is tinned copper. This is done to allow it to be easily used in applications where it needs to be soldered (say to a circuit board in a dimmer or fan receiver), and has none of the termination issues that actual aluminum wire does.