# You asked: Why does the bulb light up when you close the switch?

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## Why does the light bulb in a circuit turn on when you close the switch?

There is no closed-loop path for the current to flow through the circuit. When the switch is closed, the light bulb operates since the current flows through the circuit. The bulb glows at its full brightness since it receives its full 120 volts and has the design current flow (Figure 1).

## Why does a light bulb light up immediately after you turn on a switch even if the switch is a long way from the bulb?

If you make one electron move when you turn on a switch, the electrons throughout the wire move, even if the wire is miles long. Therefore when you turn on a switch, the electrons in the light start moving “instantly” as far as we are concerned, i.e. something starts to happen throughout the electrical system.

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## What will happen to the bulb if you turn on the switch?

When the switch is open, the light cannot operate since the circuit is not complete. There is no closed-loop path for the current to flow through the circuit. … Each bulb will produce even less light than before because we continue to add more resistance to the circuit each time we add a bulb.

## What will happen to the bulb if you turn off the switch?

So when you turn off the light switch, the light doesn’t go anywhere, the current just stops flowing, which means that there is nothing to give the atoms energy so that they can transition between different energy levels.

## When a light switch is turned on the light comes on almost instantly?

When a light switch is turned on, the light comes on immediately because When a light switch is turned on, the light comes on immediately because the electrons coming from the power source move through the initially empty wires very fast.

## Why does light bulb turn on immediately?

Since the repulsion that causes this push is carried by electromagnetic waves, the effect of the circuit being closed travels down the wire at close to the speed of light, and the bulb lights up almost instantly!

## When we switch on immediately bulb glow Why?

When we switch on any electric circuit, irrespective of length of the conductor, an electric field is set up throughout the conductor instantneously due to voltage of the source connected to the circuit. This electric field makes all electrons to move in a specified direction simultanceouly. hence the bulb glows.

## Will the bulb light if you turn on any of the switches?

In this case the light bulb will not turn on because all the current will flow though the path with just a wire and none through the path with the light bulb. A switch has two states Open or closed When a switch is open no current can flow through it. When a switch is closed current flows through it.

## What do you think will happen to the light of the bulb if you add more batteries?

When using batteries, increasing the voltage also increases the current in the circuit. An increase in the current is observed when the brightness of the bulb increases. If any series bulb is unscrewed, an open circuit is created and no current exists.

## What energy transformation takes place when you turn on the switch?

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