The difference between “common” and “commonly”

The adjective “common” has the meaning of “shared by”.
Does the adverb “commonly” have such a meaning?

For example, does the sentence below I created make sense? I am trying to describe that each bulb is supplied with the same voltage of 120 volts.

A voltage of 120 volts is applied commonly to three bulbs.

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A proper example of the word commonly would be:

Lightbulbs commonly burn out after 500 hours of use.

In the example you give, I might use equally as in

A voltage of 120 volts is applied equally to three bulbs.


A voltage of 120 volts is equally applied to three bulbs.

The two sentences mean essentially the same thing.

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