# Why do lights in a parallel circuit burn brighter than in a series circuit?

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In a parallel circuit, more power is provided to the lights. Power = V2/R . The resultant resistance of the circuit is lower, and the potential difference is not divided as in a circuit in series. Thus, lights in parallel burn brighter.
Additional Information A lamp's power rating only applies at its rated voltage. Because the voltage across each branch of a parallel circuit is the same, each lamp can be supplied with its rated voltage and, therefore, will operate its rated power. In a series circuit, the voltage appearing across each lamp will be considerably lower and, so, the lamps will not operate at their rated powers.
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# Will a light be brighter when the switch closes in the parallel circuit?

It shouldn't. Your house wiring is a series- parallel circuit.

# Are street lights on a series circuit or a parallel circuit?

Parallel. One light burning out does not stop all current flow to the other lights.

# Why are bolbs brighter in a parallel circuit and not in a series circuit?

because you are fat, idiot. a preschooler would know that question!

# Is a parallel circuit brighter than a series circuit?

Both are same. Only thing it depends upon the incoming voltage.. In series ciruity if one bulb fails, the ciruit continuity breaks . In case of paraleel circuit even if one bulb fails the circuit continuity will not get affected

# Why are 2 bulbs in a parallel circuit brighter than 2 bulbs in a series circuit?

In the parallel connection the voltage is same across both lamps For example 2 bulbs rated at 10 Volts and drawing 1 amp each will consume 20 Watts of power and burn with full brilliance. In the series connection the 2 bulbs can only have 5 Volts across each bulb. The current can only be 0.5 Amps and the power drawn from the supply is now 2.5Watts in each bulb. The two dim bulbs only draw a total of 5 Watts.

# Do lights in a parallel circuit burn brighter than in a series circuit?

Yes, since each light would get the full voltage. Be careful if you actually carry out this experiment, that the lights don't get too much voltage. If the voltage is (for example) 110 Volts, and the lights are built for 110 Volts, you would have no problem; in a series circuit they would simply get dimmer. because the wires are together Answer Not necessarily. It depends upon the voltage ratings of the lamps, and whether the voltage across each lamp matches their voltage rating.

# Will the bulb in a parallel or series circuit be brighter?

Two bulbs in series will have 1/2 the system voltage dropped across each, resulting in less power usage than two bulbs in parallel. Therefore, paralleled light bulbs should be brighter. If the light bulbs are designed for smaller than full system voltage, this may not be the case (ex. LED's).

# Why would the bulbs be brighter in a parallel circuit compared to a series circuit?

A lamp's rated power only applies when the lamp is supplied with its rated voltage. If you connect the lamps in series, with the same supply voltage, then the lamps are no longer subjected to their rated voltage and, so, will not operate at their rated power.

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# Will the lightbulb be brighter in series circuit or brighter in a parallel circuit?

Two or more light bulbs in parallel will shine more brightly than the same number of light bulbs in series.

# Who lights brighter bulb in a parallel circuit?

as in parallel circuits potentialdifference is same the bulb that is having least resistance glows more brighter

# Why is a parallel circuit easier to repair than a series circuit?

because parllel cuircuit if one bulb is not working other will work

# Will the light bulb be brighter in series circuit or brighter in parallel circuit?

A light bulb is brighter in parallel with any other resistive component than it is when it's in series with the same component.

# Why the light bulb be brighter in parallel circuit than in series circuit?

because current divides in parallel connectins Answer A lamp only operates at its rated power when supplied with its rated voltage. Lamps in parallel share the same supply voltage (the supply voltage is common to each branch); if this voltage is the lamps' rated voltage, then they will each operate at their rated power.

# Do bulbs burn brighter in a parallel or series circuit?

A: It does not mater how it is connected a bulb will light up the same if the same power is available.

# Is a lamp brighter in a series or parallel circuit?

Way too unspecific to answer properly. If you are talking about at the end of a circuit onstead being for instance a part of a parallel on the circuit then it does not matter what type of circuit it is, only the final yields of voltage and amperes will matter. Parralel however is both more energy efficient and has less resistance because of the alternate paths that are available. Answer For a lamp to operate at its rated power (therefore, at its rated intensity), it must be supplied with its rated voltage. So, as long as an individual lamp is subjected to its rated voltage, it doesn't matter how it's connected. Incidentally, a parallel circuit is no more energy efficient than a circuit.

# Is parallel circuit more advisable than series Circuit?

no series circuit is best. . Actually it depends on the application, neither is always better.

# Why is a parallel circuit better than a series circuit?

Neither is superior. Both a series and a parallel circuit have their place.

# What type of circuit will produce brighter lights is it series circular direct or parallel?

Parallel connections will draw more current than equivalent lights connected in series, so the parallel configuration will be brighter.

# Which makes a bulb shine brighter a parallel circuit or a series circuit?

If both configurations use the same bulbs and the same power supply, then the bulbs shine brighter in parallel than they do in series.

# Which circuit would make a light bulb brighter a parallel circuit or a series circuit?

Neither. Providing it is supplied at its rated voltage, it will provide its rated power (brightness). You can achieve this in either a series circuit or a parallel circuit if you know what you are doing, Having said that, lamps are normally connected in parallel.

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# Why do light bulbs glow differently in a series circuit than in a parallel circuit?

Lamps will only operate at their rated power when subjected to their rated voltage -which is why you will see both figures shown on the glass envelope (e.g. 60 W / 230 V or 60 W / 120 V, etc.). If you connect lamps in parallel, because each branch is subject to the same voltage (i.e. the supply voltage), each lamp has the same voltage applied and will operate at its rated power. If you connect lamps in series, the supply voltage will distribute itself as a series of voltage drops where the sum of the voltage drops will equal the supply voltage. So none of the lamps is subject to its rated voltage, so none will operate at its rated power -i.e. they will be dim!

# Why would it probably take more time to replace a burned out bulb in a string of lights that used a series circuit than in one that uses a parallel circuit?

Because, in a series circuit, none of the lamps will be working so, unless it is obvious, you will have to check out every lamp until you find out which one has burnt out. Whereas, in a parallel circuit, only the burnt-out lamp will not work; all the others will be working normally.

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