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How To wire Lights in Series?

How To wire Lights in Series?

Series wiring for Lighting Circuits

These all Lights/lamps are connected in series. Each lamp is connected to the next one. The flowing current is same in all these incandescent bulb /lamps but the voltage are different.
Good To know: This is not a suitable wiring for home or building. Because the effect will be that two or more lamps will be very dim, and removing one lamp will cause others to go out. Recommended lighting method for lighting points is  parallel wiring circuit of lighting.

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How To wire Lights in Series? how to wire lamps in series
How To wire Lights in Series?

Disadvantages of  this circuit.

  • the failure or removal of any single lamp will break the circuit and cause all of the others to stop working.
  • As more lamps are added, they will all be reduced in brightness. because voltage are shared in series circuit. 


  • Less size of wire cable is required in this type of wiring.

Also Read:

  1. How To Wire Lamps in Parallel?
  2. How To Wire Switches In Series?
  3. How To Wire Switches in Parallel?
  4. How to Control a Lamp by a Single Way or One-way Switch?
  5. Why Parallel Connection is Mostly Preferred over Series Connection?
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