Main Question or Discussion Point
The bulb connected to the input of a step-up transformer is less bright than a similiar bulb connected to its output. Why?
I've seen 'country-rated' lightbulbs (manufactured by Philips, so I assume it's legit) that indicated they'd withstand the surges and sags seen after kilometers of transmission lines. However as a city-slicker, I have no idea of how serious of an issue this actually is.funops,
You better start a new thread.
I have seen a lot of times electronics equipment failiures attributed to high voltage surges by the vendor. I have never heared a bulb or light becoming victim of that surge.