# Quick Answer: Is a lamp a series circuit?

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## What type of circuit is a lamp?

Here is a simple electric circuit. It has a cell, a lamp and a switch. To make a circuit, these components are connected together with metal connecting wires.

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1. Basic circuits 2. Series and parallel
A lamp and a cell Series circuit
Cells and batteries Parallel circuit
What is current?

## What does a lamp do in a circuit?

Lamps emit light when an electric current passes through them. All of the lamps shown on this page have a thin wire filament which becomes very hot and glows brightly when a current passes through it. The filament is made from a metal with a high melting point such as tungsten and it is usually wound into a small coil.

## 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.

## Which is a perfect example of a series connection?

Any switch in your house that controls a single bulb is a series circuit. The switch and bulb are in series. If you have a dimmer switch, the dimmer is in series with the bulb – kinda like a variable resistor – and reduces the voltage/current/brightness of the bulb.

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## What is the example of series?

What exactly is a series? Well, a series in math is simply the sum of the various numbers, or elements of a sequence. For example, to make a series from the sequence of the first five positive integers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, just add them up. So, 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15 is a series.