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Old 14th Jun 2019, 12:19 am   #67
Maarten
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Default Re: The lightbulb conspiracy

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Originally Posted by emeritus View Post
Regarding series operation of low wattage lamps, it appears that this was an absolute necessity at the time because it was not possible to manufacture Tungsten wire thin enough to make satisfactory low wattage bulbs for 200-250V operation.
Could it have been that they could make the wire thin enough, but not long enough since they ran out of space to support it properly? I've read somewhere that this was the reason to come up with the double helix filament.
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