Esquire ... D'oh! I mean "Power Coming In At Switch - With 2 Lights In Series"
by Vud Bohl
A comment on the diagram titled "Power Coming In At Switch - With 2 Lights In Series", in particular the term "In series". Aren't the lights connected in parallel, so they each get the full 120volts (with each light drawing however much current it needs, based on its wattage rating)? If they were connected "in series" as the title suggests, the voltage drop across the two lights would sum to 120 volts, and the current would be common to both lamps, even if they are of different wattage rating. If they were equal wattage lamps, each would have a voltage drop of 60 volts (if connected in series).