I got some life-like brass street lamps for my layout and was wondering if it is bad to wire these in parallel? There nice and bright but I don't know how long they will last like that. If I wire them in series they are noticeably dimmer, but they might last longer. This is the only thing hooked up to the acc output of my transformer except for turnouts. So can these things take the power? When I was young it seemed like every acc I hooked up melted from the heat of the bulb. But maybe since these are brass, they might not have any heat problems. So how do you guys hook your stuff up?