I'm considering to buy full spectrum incandescent bulbs in the US, to be used here in Europe. Here these types of bulbs are rare, since it's mostly LED these days.
First I thought I needed to step down the voltage, for instance with a travel converter for the US market. But someone made a side remark to switch it in series.
I know a 120V bulb on 230V mains would instantly burn out. But from high school experiments I vaguely remember the series layout might actually work: put 2 bulbs in series and the 230V would be half: 115V. But what about the current?
- Would 2 bulbs rated 120V/150W in series on 230V mains work?
- Would they glow (almost) equally bright as 2 bulbs rated 230V/150W in a parallel layout?
- Would it work with a dimmer?