Switches are Clicky; Here's Why

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Click clack I was taken aback. Wonderin’ ‘bout those switches of light, yeah.
Let’s find out what the point is of all that clacking, shall we?
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Pogla The Grate
Pogla The Grate 12 godzin temu
Any clues as to why Seppo switches are reversed?
SkyWolfAlpha 12 godzin temu
I didn't think I'd watch a 15 minute video about light switches... but I didn't think I'd watch that one about the toaster either and here we are. This channel is a rabbit hole. Don't send help, there's a lot of interesting stuff down here.
Zhakia 12 godzin temu
Serious question Does anyone try to click the switches while watching this video? Coz I just did that without any reason
Ink Dreams
Ink Dreams 12 godzin temu
Lets do that again... Donkey
Kaufmancab51 13 godzin temu
I'm still in an old building that uses a much older toggle switch: buttons. Wonder why the buttons went out of style
Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes 14 godzin temu
I would purposely arch it as a kid like at 9:40. I would smell burning lol
rewolff2 14 godzin temu
FYI, in my house there are a few "broken" switches that don't click properly. I know the basics of this video, so I've been part of the "click" for over 20 years now. Nothing broke so far...
Shamy unix
Shamy unix 14 godzin temu
But why does a fart not making the clicking sound?
dahammer13 14 godzin temu
In refermence to a populer perfect vacuum i.e. one with no exixting particlesis insulator, an electrical curent is the movement of exited electrons ie exited electrons in the act of transfuring their state to another, so no Marcelo Gosling it has no "breakdown voltage:" an thus cannot form a plasma. futermore the fact that this vidio exists is disapoiting but the fact that so manny people seem to lack an, or have forgoten there basic middile school scince in on another level
Matthew Richardson
Matthew Richardson 15 godzin temu
I feel like this video could have answered the question in half the time, but I’m glad it didn’t
Billy Masterson
Billy Masterson 15 godzin temu
Me: I really need to get more sleep. Also me: *Sees video about why switches click and clicks on it at 2 AM noticing the clicking sound on my mouse*
GravityFallsGossiper 15 godzin temu
Things I didn't know I wanted to know
DogeXP1273 16 godzin temu
because they r doing they're mating call
WassupItsMike! 16 godzin temu
Why does my switch spark sometimes
Hiram Escamilla
Hiram Escamilla 16 godzin temu
My mom always beat me with a switch, no click, just a loud phewwww as it cut through the air and screams as it hit my bare behind.
Chris Beeson
Chris Beeson 17 godzin temu
My neighbors must think I'm having the world's quietest rave.
Deicide 727
Deicide 727 17 godzin temu
Light switch: *clicks* Technology connection: now this is a avengers level threat
C. Neko-desu ?
C. Neko-desu ? 18 godzin temu
You need to be atleast level 5 grock to understand this XD
SmithCommaBenjamin 18 godzin temu
Table off center. Now you can't unsee it
Caseko CSK
Caseko CSK 18 godzin temu
At first I thought you will be talking about a clicky mechanical keyboard.
Turbo Chook
Turbo Chook 18 godzin temu
"Hey, what have you been doing today?" "Oh not a lot, just watched a 15 minute video about why light switches click"
James 18 godzin temu
Isn't it not a good idea to look at the arcs because they are UV?
Bolt Studios
Bolt Studios 19 godzin temu
Me after watching video “Ooh lets do that again”
ATMunn 19 godzin temu
I like this guy
Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl
Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl 19 godzin temu
If I click the like button on my samsung it doesnt click at all!!! Outrageous!!!
The Tunneler
The Tunneler 19 godzin temu
I'be done that, and killed my fan
Chromic 19 godzin temu
holy shit you sound like linus tech tips
Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl
Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl 20 godzin temu
Wrong question. The right question is 'why not?'
Off_mah_lawn 20 godzin temu
Lmao this video cracked me up
Jadey 20 godzin temu
Oh hey looks like Bob from Stranger Things decided to go talking about technology from the past
Kyle K
Kyle K 20 godzin temu
10:44 I hope you don't have a public mailing address. people might send you old switches ;)
deltaray3 20 godzin temu
471 people tried this (5:05) at home.
David Prins
David Prins 20 godzin temu
odds are the no click but thud switch had a retail price of around a buck.
NovaEvolv3d 20 godzin temu
9:43 I'm guilty of doing this for fun....
Perry Brown
Perry Brown 21 hour ago
Always remember the first "Lost in Space" episode where, after programming the robot to destroy the ship (and becoming trapped onboard) - Smith flicks the robot's switch "off" - but it is not "clicky" enough! (and sticks midway). (After some time, the robot corrects the problem by turning it back on - and many classic episodes follow) So, the space agency could make robots and spaceships - but skimped on the clicky switch - doh!
Maximum Drive
Maximum Drive 21 hour ago
So yourre saying if I hold a switch between on and off it will gradually damage itself?
Lord Sandwich
Lord Sandwich 21 hour ago
2:15 Gasp1 He mentioned the UK! *stands up and salutes* "God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen.."
Harry F
Harry F 21 hour ago
I'm patriotic about my "completely safely" plugs lol
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson 21 hour ago
1500 watts, or 6½" in imperial.
Duplexent 22 godzin temu
Why am I here
Ratfink B
Ratfink B 22 godzin temu
Flip it like a man, Phyllis
Doctor Whouse
Doctor Whouse 22 godzin temu
The Switch is clicky to give you better feedback regarding your JoyCons being properly attached.
Dull Bananas
Dull Bananas 23 godzin temu
nintendo switch
Dull Bananas
Dull Bananas 23 godzin temu
He protecc He attacc But most importantly... *c l i c c*
replica9000 23 godzin temu
Anyone remember the push button light switches?
birdybirdforever 23 godzin temu
When I was a kid, I used to slowly turn the lightswitches off and could hear them 'crackle'. Now I know what was causing that sound! Sorry, dad, for probably damaging the metal within the switch!
Man Of Steel
Man Of Steel 23 godzin temu
For blind people duh
Elmasryq 23 godzin temu
Damn dude you are awesome, never change ♥
Uwirlbaretrsidma. 23 godzin temu
Professional videographer doesn't know what a jump cut is. Edit: The video was awesome regardless so fuck me.
Senor Corbuiser
Senor Corbuiser Dzień temu
This is answered my shower thought I had a few years ago. Thank you.
Michael Persch
Michael Persch Dzień temu
So my grandma was right when she told me as a child that it is not good to play around with the light switch to let the light slightly glow.
GonnerKat Dzień temu
You're right, nothing is a perfect insulator.
David M
David M Dzień temu
This is why "arcing" is a problem on DC railways - Southern England predominantly uses 750v DC "Third Rail". This is fine for the most part, but occasionally it can arc with a parallel running rail that the power will conduct with - as it is DC rather than AC, the arcing will continue until the power is isolated.
Usmaan Sial
Usmaan Sial Dzień temu
With loads of bullshit uploaded to 4Strefa each second. Videos like this keep it useful. Cheers.
Black Cat
Black Cat Dzień temu
Oh is this also why my windshield wipers/indicator lights click?
Stéphane Bessette
Stéphane Bessette Dzień temu
Very informative. My initial thought was the audible click was to provide a cue that the current was flowing through, so if your light didn't turn on it was because the light bulb was burnt, not because the switch was improperly "switched". Or when turning a light off: if I hear the click and the light is still on then I am using the wrong switch.
Billy Wellen
Billy Wellen Dzień temu
Bonus! the audio can be used by blind people to ensure something is on or off. Unintentional inclusion feature.
schel sullivan
schel sullivan Dzień temu
Such a great story from such a simple thing. I think anything can be made to be fascinating with the well written and presented story.
matthew banta
matthew banta Dzień temu
In some applications, inductance can really increase the voltage making switching off the current even more fun.
Jockberg Dzień temu
Yes, but what about dimmers?!
Tom S.
Tom S. Dzień temu
Every time I watch him talk about electricity I want to just unplug all my devices and keep a distance to all the power sockets.
Doni Dozh
Doni Dozh Dzień temu
1:26 I saw that coming hahah
Jeffrey Allan Backowski II
Jeffrey Allan Backowski II Dzień temu
If there are people out there that are so stupid they need a 4Strefa video to tell them why a switch makes a "clicky" sound, then, we're in a lot of trouble...well... not I, ya'll, you're in a lot of trouble, I'm not with you all, people that believe the earth is a globe are dead to me, I don't even like to hear the words you say, your individual lives are worth less than nothing, you are one big mass, you all think the same, believe in the same things, you all react the same, you're all programed the same, a Frankenstein-esk monster, a Golem, a puppet...lol, and I know how to make you dance. I watched literally 1 second of this video, I bet the guy that makes them is fat, gay, and would molest a kid given half a chance, probably why he makes these videos, you sheep are into some weird sh*t.
Chad The Gig Economist
Chad The Gig Economist Dzień temu
it's so blind people know when the light is on! DUH!!!!
Vini Dalvino
Vini Dalvino Dzień temu
Could you please put backgroud music in your video? It make themboring so I alway quit at around 5 min. However I really do like how your dynamism.
Anvilshock Dzień temu
Also, yes, this is stupid dangerous. Just half-arsedly squishing free strands of multi-filament wire down with a screw, half of the filaments not even connecting, instead of terminating them properly with ferrules, is very stupid. And dangerous.
Anvilshock Dzień temu
[pleasant chime]
Michael Schagen
Michael Schagen Dzień temu
4Strefa challenge: Make a video as interesting as possible about a subject as mundane as possible. This video would be a contender.
thetworoos Dzień temu
Great video!
papperboy3498 Dzień temu
I remember waking up to go to the bathroom and used the light switch slowly so that nobody would hear and then /earrape clicking noice
Makarov Fox
Makarov Fox Dzień temu
1:46 my apartment building have that switch
Citrus Things
Citrus Things Dzień temu
As a kid, I used to put the switches in the halfway point because I was trying to make the 3-way hall light be off with all the switches pointing down. Until my dad said that I could cause a fire. The next 10 years I was afraid to cause a fire. (Then realized that it sounded stupid) Guess it just breaks the switch faster
09Ne8smZPztt Dzień temu
Such a great video and topic! A question I've never thought to ask, but love hearing the answer to.
Raven Devino
Raven Devino Dzień temu
This actually cleared up for me why the old light switch in my basement might be acting up.
Makarov Fox
Makarov Fox Dzień temu
why plug heat up for example when using a vacuum cleaner? or something that use a lot of watts?
Makarov Fox
Makarov Fox Dzień temu
edison suck, long life tesla
The_Only_Zac Dzień temu
Now I'm curious why some lamps need to be clicked multiple times to turn on/off?
MrMaxyield Dzień temu
Because they are designed for incandescent 3 way light bulbs. Low, med, high light output. Most modern bulbs are incapable of 3 way operation. Put an old 3 way incandescent bulb in and they'll light everytime...
99wattr89 Dzień temu
The bang when you pulled apart the wires made me jump and hurt my ears. For the sake of headphgone users, please don't use sudden loud sounds.
Cheap business guide Guyana
Cheap business guide Guyana Dzień temu
I always wonder what make the sound ??
Angori Angori
Angori Angori Dzień temu
"Even Edison knew that". Good one.
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