If two light bulbs have the same voltage but one with a lower current does it make one dimmer than the other? I’m confused why lights in parallel circuits don’t get dimmer even tho there is less current. Thx for replying
Yes, the amount of current through an incandescent light bulb is the primary indicator of the brightness of the light emitted.So maybe I should rephrase to: does the amount of current passing through the light bulb (I) affect its brightness? :(
As @berkeman said, the brightness is indeed determined primarily by the current. The fact that the lights do not get dimmer in a parallel circuit indicates that there is not less current.I’m confused why lights in parallel circuits don’t get dimmer even tho there is less current.
Yes, with the assumption that the circuit power supply provides the same voltage in both cases. Most power supplies are voltage sources, so that is usually a valid assumption.So can I say the overall current in a parallel circuit is greater than in a series circuit?