Circuit breakers can often trip when a light bulb fails just at the point when you switch on the light. The reason it happens is that, in normal use, the bulb's filament gets thinner and thinner and more and more brittle over time.
Eventually it is about to fail - also known as "burn out" - but it doesn't usually do it whilst it is still burning because it's resistance is at its highest when it is hot and "lit", so it is taking the least amount of current whilst it is "on".
But then, if you switch that bulb off as normal, when you next come to switch it on its filament will be cold and its resistance will be lower than when it was hot. At the point of switching it on it draws a higher starting current for the last time but then, as the filament finally "snaps", the "flying ends" of the snapped filament can sometimes momentarily short-out the hot and neutral filament feed wires, taking a very high current which trips the circuit breaker!
Any incandescent light bulb will draw a higher starting current when you first switch it on because, when cold, the filament resistance is at its lowest point. The bulb soon heats up to its normal running temperature at which point the current settles to its normal running current which is lower than its cold starting current.
But in the case of a bulb that has been used for near to - or more than - its designed number of hours, then it is much more likely to fail in a way that causes the circuit breaker to trip, as has been described above.
Provided they have not been "knocked or dropped" at some time during their life - which would significantly shorten their actual expected "life" because of mechanical damage to the filament - ordinary incandescent bulbs are rated for only about 1000 hours of actual use. More expensive "long-life bulbs are available that are rated at 2000 hours.
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If your home is new and has the new type of arc-fault breakers, this occurs from time to time when the filament in the bulb blows because the failing bulb causes an arc and the breaker does what it was designed to do: stop the arc.
If you have a light that is not being powered through a circuit breaker or fuse, you should call a qualified electrician to remove this circuit from the panel's bus and install a circuit breaker for it. Without an overcurrent protective device (circuit breaker or fuse) you have a potential fire hazard.
The pool light is usually on a 15 amp circuit. The breaker feeding this circuit must have a GFCI rating.
As long as the light circuit isn't over 20 amps.
A parellel circuit does not fail if one light dies. In a series circuit, it's broken if one light fails (like the old style Christmas lights). See link for example...
It is a relay or switch problem. A circuit breaker or fuse won't keep a light on.
If one light bulb in a series circuit fails, all the other light bulbs will go out, until the failed bulb is replaced and the series circuit is completed again.If one light bulb in a parallel circuit fails, all the other light bulbs will still work.
power source, protection device (fuse, circuit breaker, etc.), control device (switch), load [whatever you want to power (light bulb)], and conductors to connect them.
Overloaded circuit, short in circuit, or defective switch.
The circuit should be protected by a 15 A breaker.CLARIFICATION:If the wires and other components are capable of handling 15 amps (14 Ga wire or larger), you can safely protect the circuit with a 15 amp breaker. If the circuit is a non-standard lighting device for something other than typical residential application, you should contact an electrical engineer to help you determine the proper wiring and breakers.
An electrical receiver is the part in a complete circuit that receives the electrical energy, if in a build circuit the receiver will be the light bulb
I do not even know that it is the light switch that is popping your circuit breaker! It may be the switch or something else. The light switch controls a circuit. As electricity passes through that circuit it is heating up a contact or a weak place in a wire. At a certain point that hot place in a connector or in a wire allows the electricity to jump out of the circuit and not go through the light. When that happens, the circuit breaker pops. You can turn off the circuit breaker. Then you can look at the connectors on your light switch. If one of them looks burned, You have solved the problem. You replace the light switch. Next comes the more difficult task of looking at the connectors for your lamp. If they are not easy to get to, you call an electrician.
Then the brightness of the light buld increases.
Generally a circuit breaker (like a light switch) But I guess you could use a resistor of the right resistance If you are talking about the circuit breaker there is an electromagnetic coil in it which get magnetized on a specific amount of current and breaks the circuit
A conductor carries the voltage potential from the source to the load, i.e. the wires from a circuit breaker to a light.
All circuits including those with switches will have a breaker protecting the circuit. To find, turn on the light controlled by the switch and then turn off breakers one-by-one until light goes out.
The function of a light bulb in an electric circuit is that it turns electrical energy into light.
Why do you use a lightbulb? because you need light. Why do you use it in a circuit? because all electrical devices are in a circuit.
In a parallel circuit, the defective light bulb is the one that fails to glow when the power source is energized.
Bulbs convert an electrical energy to produce light
The three essential parts of any electrical circuit are: a power source (like a battery or generator), a load(like a light bulb or motor) and connectors (wires) to join them together.A fourth part, that is always a very important thing to have in most circuits, is a control device such as a switch, circuit breaker or fuse.
A simple electrical circuit has one path for electrical current (electrons) to flow. A simple circuit has a power supply, switch/push button, and a load (light, bell, etc).
*Look at the simple circuit illustrated in Figure A-2. What will happen when only switch S1 is closed? Correct Answer= "Nothing will happen-the light bulb won't light up." <<>> If there is a load in the circuit the load will operate. If there is no load in the circuit and it is complete then a short circuit will occur and something in the circuit will burn open. If the circuit is complete and there is a fuse or breaker in the circuit, then the fuse or breaker will open the circuit.
It is built into the head light switch.
In a series circuit each light completes its part of the circuit and connects to the next light. So, if one light fails, the circuit is broken and the flow of current to all lights must stop.