# Question: Is a lamp a series or parallel circuit?

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## Is a lamp connected in series or parallel?

If one lamp breaks, the other lamp will still light. The lights in most houses are connected in parallel. This means that they all receive the full voltage and if one bulb breaks the others remain on. For a parallel circuit the current from the electrical supply is greater than the current in each branch.

## Why are lamps not connected in parallel?

When in series, charge passes through every light bulb. If connected in parallel, a single charge passing through the external circuit would only pass through one of the light bulbs.

## Why are lamps not connected in series?

Household appliances aren’t connected in series because if they were they would have to “share” the line voltage with the other appliances in the circuit. Each lamp has the same voltage across it. Each lamp added in parallel decreases the total resistance in the circuit, so additional current flows.

## Is a circuit in which lamps are arranged in a chain?

There are two different ways of circuits, of connecting resistors (e.g. lamps) to the same battery. These circuits are called series and parallel circuits. A series circuit is a circuit in which resistors are arranged in a chain, so the current has only one path to take.

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## How do you connect light bulbs in series?

Each lamp is connected to the next one i.e. the L (Line also known as live or phase) is connected to the first lamp and other lamps are connected through middle wire and the last one wire as N (Neutral) connected to the supply voltage then.

## When a bulb is added in parallel to a circuit with a single bulb the resistance of the circuit?

In a parallel circuit each bulb is in its own circuit. As bulbs are added the resistance in the circuit decreases since each circuit is another pathway for electrons to move from one end of the circuit to the other.