can a light bulb power a solar panel?

can u use a light bulb instead of the sun to power a

solar panel

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  • Ecko
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Yes light-bulbs work, sort of, but you have to illuminate every cell. The output is regulated by the cell with the weakest illumination.

    Additionally the sun is very strong, 1000W of light or more per square meter. A light-bulb is weaker, so less output. A 100W bulb may have only 5W of light, and it doesn't cover the panel, so you can expect something like 1% of the sun's output. The spectrum of a light-bulb is actually more appropriate for a silicon solar panel, as the silicon panel responds best to red colours.

    • will6 years agoReport

      Thank you for this piece of information

  • manthe
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Solar Powered Light Bulbs

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  • Irv S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes, but why?

    If you've got the light-bulb, you've already got more

    electricity than you will get out of the solar panel.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. Most solar powered calculators work like this.

  • 1 decade ago

    Solar radiation mostly visible light and infra red waves.Bulb also(incandicent bulb not cfls) produce mostly heat and light.So they must work but it not efficient method!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    how can i calculate the output watts of the bulb if it was 1000w or any other

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