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## What happens to brightness of bulbs in parallel?

When the bulbs are in parallel, **each bulb sees the full voltage V so P=V2R**. Since a bulb glows brighter when it gets more power the ones in parallel will glow brighter. See, the parallel combination of resistors reduces the effective resistance of the circuit.

## What happens to the brightness of a bulb in a parallel circuit when more bulbs are added?

In a parallel circuit the **current goes through separate branches**. If another branch is added with another bulb, the current has an additional path to take. But, the battery (or generator) produces a constant voltage, so the current through the original bulbs does not change, and neither does their brightness.

## Will the two bulbs glow the same?

Each bulb sees the full voltage when the bulbs are in parallel. **When a bulb gets more power, it will glow brighter**. The effective resistance of the circuit is reduced by the parallel combination of resistors. …

## Which bulb will glow brighter 60W or 100w in parallel?

Answer: In serial connection, the total current in the circuit is a constant. Thus which ever will have a higher potential through will glow brighter. thus 100 W will have higher resistance and since **V = IR** hence will glow brighter.

## Why do bulbs glow with equal brightness in a parallel connection?

**Each bulb sees the full voltage when the bulbs are in parallel**. The effective resistance of the circuit is reduced by the parallel combination of resistors. … … It glows brighter.

## Does the brightness of a bulb depend on current?

The brightness of a lightbulb is given by its power. P = I^{2}R, and so brightness **depends on current and resistance**. … They may not, however, experience the same current. Therefore, when you are asked to rank the brightness of identical bulbs, you are really being asked to rank the amount of current through each.

## What does the brightness of the bulb indicate?

**Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb**. More lumens means it’s a brighter light; fewer lumens means it’s a dimmer light. Lumens let you buy the amount of light you want. … To replace a 100 watt (W) incandescent bulb, look for a bulb that gives you about 1600 lumens.

## How does the brightness of two bulbs in series compare to a single bulb explain this in terms of power?

Brightness depends on power. Power depends on both voltage and current. With two bulbs in series **you halve the voltage and roughly halve the current so the power dissipated in each bulb**, and hence the brightness, is roughly a quarter what it would be if the bulb was connected alone.

## What happens if you add more bulbs in a parallel circuit?

As more bulbs are added in parallel, the current strength will decrease OR. As more bulbs are added in parallel, **the current strength will increase**.

## What may happen if you add another bulb to both of your setups?

When you plug in that second bulb, both will get equally dim, because you **have added more resistance to your circuit**, which decreases the flow of current. Adding another light bulb in series decreases the current because our battery now has more work to do! … You just add all of the different resistance values together.

## What happens to the other bulb if two bulbs are connected in parallel and one bulb blows out?

If two bulbs are connected in parallel and one bulb blows out, what happens to the other bulb? Explanation: If one bulb blows out, **it acts as an open circuit**. Current does not flow in that branch but it continues to flow in the other branch of the parallel circuit. Hence the other bulb continues to glow.