If we had two light bulbs rated at 6W at 12V both in a circuit where the battery supplies 12V and they were connected in series, doesn't this mean that there would only be a 6V drop across each light bulb?
Does this mean that these lightbulbs aren't in their ideal functioning environment of 12V? Or does the rating simply mean the battery voltage which the circuit is connected in which case these lightbulbs are in their ideal functioning environment?
This problem is bothering me because depending on which I consider I find different answers for the current that flows through the circuit. I would really appreciate some clarification.