Switches are Clicky; Here's Why

  • Published on:  8/11/2019
  • You can support this channel on Patreon! Link belowClick 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?Hey! Here are some fun links!Technology Connections on Twitter:https://twitter.com/TechConnectifyThe TC Subreddithttps://www.reddit.com/r/technologyco...Technology Connections 2 (the channel where I sometimes talk about stuff and generally don’t prepare for anything):https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClRw...You can support this channel on Patreon! It has been amazing what Patreon has done for this channel, but also for me (your dorky host) personally. Through the support of people just like you, Technology Connections has become my job and I am so excited and thankful for it! If you’d like to join the fine folks in a pledge to help the channel stay as weird as it is (and maybe, just maybe, get even weirder!), please check out my Patreon page. Thank you for your consideration!https://www.patreon.com/technologycon...And thank you to the following Patrons!Viorel, Reaghan Kekeis, lohphat, Vivian Pypher, Brandon Whiting, Scott Herron, Zachary Hazlett, Peter Stewart, Patrick Barry, Robin Johnsen, Nomad, Eric, Phia Westfall, Jeremey Hastings, Mark Wayt, Matthew Reynolds, Dave Howlett, Arthur Robillard, Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog, Lee Tustain, Ramon Gamez, Marcel de Jong, Vaughn B., Breunie Ploeg, Braden McDorman, Stephen Bank, Julien Oster, Jake Hickman, Trae Palmer, Gary Hampson, Lennart Rosam, Chris Wallace, Matt Shea, Jason Baker, Galimaufry, PJ Gunasekera, Adisibio, Aaron Helton, Michael Holmes, John Piontkowski, Trey Harris, Peter Pfundstein, Wilhelm Screamer, Mat Stu, Charlycobra, Thomas Kolanus, William Kisley, Daniel Johnson, Potch, Reemt Rühmkorf, Jack Nichol, Robin Rattay, Bruce Justyn, Rae McIntosh, Justin D, Adam Zawisza, LordJakson, Triancia, Max Barnash, Microfrost, Sinirlan, Mitch Schenk, Juan Olivares, Mike Bird, Emmett Ray, Michael Shaffer, Sputnik, Jason Spriggs, Danny S., Gregory Kumpula, Chris Zaremba, Tom Burns, Daniel Pf, Yung Kim, John W Campbell, Matthew Jones, Dave Redmond, Slappy826, Steven Ingles, Robert Howcroft, Troy King, Some Random, Jeremy Heiden, Vince Batchelor, Peter Sarossy, Tracy Cogsdill, Matt Allaire, Guy, Benjamin Gott, Luke, Zach Le, Fredrik Østrem, Anil Dash, Simon Safar, Michael Wileczka, John Ehler, William Matthews, Fred Leckie, Julian Zielke, John Rogers, Kenneth Morenz, Andy, Adam Merolli, Greg Stearns, Zack, Robert L LaBelle, Chris Satterfield (Compgeke), Cameron Benton, Samuli Suomi, Keith McCready, Jeffrey Glover, John Marshall, Hsin-Kuei Chen, HenryD, Damian, David Anez, Josiah Keller, M T Bono, Conall Ó Maitiú, Struan Clark, Keeb, Tarrien, Jason Viterna, DrMoebyus, Biking With Panda, Chris Larsen, JH, Michael Romero, Jonathon Mah, Jonathan Polirer, Derek Nickel, Marc Versailles, Ian Pirner, Mark Stone, Arthur Zalevsky, John Fruetel, Christopher Swenson, Andrew Diamond, Cole Campbell, Christopher Beattie, Paul Bryan, Samuel Kirzner, Gus Polly, Daniel Pritchard, Brandon Tomlinson, Eric Loewenthal, Jeremy Samuels, Malcolm Miles, Matthew Lloyd, David L Jones, Matthew Burket, Mike Burns, Noah Corwin, Andrew Roland, Luke Whiting, John Cockerill, Smith8154, David Groover, Michael Wehner, Kyle Creasey, Rainbow Warrior, jacob kamphaus, Slysdexia, Alex Hurley, D.z, Andrew Bobulsky, Matthew R, Richard Sams, Andy Kettu, On Ice Perspectives, Brian Wright, TheGreatCO, Marcus, Ethan R, Petteri Hjort, Daniel DeLage, Nathan Obuchowski, Sam Tran, Shaun Puzon, Bret Holmes, Vlycop, Alexandra Stanovska, Tom Ebenhoe, Casey Blackburn, Matthew Jensen, Devon Hodgson, Paul Macejewski, Case Tu'ikolovatu, Zimpan, Loïc Esch, Filmmaker IQ, Jan Houben, Bren Ehnebuske, T.J. Zientek, AdamPlays, Vernon, Ton Brands, Scott Wright, Jason Ashcroft, Kory Howard, William Lahti, Thanasis Dimas, Marc Grondin, Lisa, Hex, Mark Stradling, Gareth Lucas, Anton Mironov, Peter Sodke, joseph, Kristian Scheibe, Jacob B, McLargehuge 510, Andrew, Nick, Greg Tan, The Masterpiece, Seanvdv, Chris Cody, Chad Fertig, M Shrimptoast, Joseph Houghtaling, Ben Tucci, Seph P, Dave Stares, Josh Braun, Lachy Bell, Joe Johnson, Daniel Dugger, Christopher Lowell, Oleg, Michael Sacchi, PC Perspective, Allan Parker, Ali Elam, Dan Allen, Trent Crawford, Zhenbang Xiao, Maxime Aubaret, Markus Towara, Barky doggo, Ectra, Dylan Taylor, Reid Fishler, Emmanuel Jaramillo, Daniel Meagher, Joel, Neil Richardson, Clemens, Brian Kerber, Miranda Schwarck, Bill Bates, Centronias, Dennis Walsh, Nuno Silva, Alex Warren, marc lulkin, Christopher Moyer, Christian Schulz


  • Sypwn
    Sypwn 7 days ago+983

    Awwww, you didn't mention turn signals!
    The "click, clack" of turn signals used to be caused by the relay that controls the bulbs toggling on and off. Now cars use solid state relays, so the clicking sound is produced artificially by a speaker under the dash.

  • Avocado25
    Avocado25 7 days ago+698

    Me at 3am: I think I wanna sleep
    My brain: don’t you wanna know why does light switches produce sounds

  • Max Stevens
    Max Stevens 7 days ago+410

    I flicked the switch as hard as I can, but the joycons still drift.

  • bot
    bot 7 days ago+233

    never thought there would be a 15 minute video on the sounds of light switches but i’m not complaining

  • MegaUltra Tom
    MegaUltra Tom 7 days ago+297

    Please do dimmers next, and why some bulbs can or cannot be dimmed.

  • Andrei Alexandru Bleorțu
    Andrei Alexandru Bleorțu 7 days ago+3193

    The fact that a video like this exists makes me love this channel even more

  • Alex Taylor
    Alex Taylor 7 days ago+60

    As a British person in Britain, I heartily enjoyed your Type G plug reference.

  • GraceAction
    GraceAction 7 days ago+152

    I got so anxious while he played with the plug 😂

  • Josh Colletta
    Josh Colletta 7 days ago+211

    "1500 watts, in fact."
    And that, folks, is what we in the business call a "callback."

  • Holobrine
    Holobrine 5 days ago+18

    “A switch is a handheld gay” - Technology Connections, 2019

  • Eljakim De Clerck
    Eljakim De Clerck 7 days ago+2070

    me as a kid: holding light switch between I and 0
    spark noises
    Edit: dunno if this is an achievement, but thx for the 1k likes!

  • Zepher Tensho
    Zepher Tensho 7 days ago+18

    Wrong. A switch is a network devices that intelligently forwards frames to various devices based on MAC address.

  • Banana Phone
    Banana Phone 7 days ago+85

    WTF, I just realized none of my light switches in my house click, and that makes me sad.
    UPDATE: I did manage to find ONE switch (a paddle switch?) that does make a sound, but very subtle. Maybe they're all just wore out/cheap. I probably should start replacing them lol.

  • Philosopher of Nonsense

    When I was a child, my mother told me to get a switch from the yard so that she could punish me for being a smartass. So I removed the switch for the lawn lights and handed it to her.
    It all went dark after that, and I couldn't sit down for a month.

  • ben Sira
    ben Sira 7 days ago+37

    "A Switch without a click makes me sick."
    - Me at 02:15

  • TheOfficialCzex
    TheOfficialCzex 7 days ago+40

    We need a video about keyboard switches. Well, I need it... But I'm sure some of the other 436,000+ subscribers would enjoy it.

  • Double Dare Fan
    Double Dare Fan 7 days ago+32

    Next: Dimmers. Also: Sine wave dimmers. And how they differ from the mechanisms in such things as the volume control on a stereo.

  • Mortus Evil
    Mortus Evil yesterday+1

    I hate plugs in America. In Australia, our plugs have switches on them. American plugs are just always on.

  • FreshRot
    FreshRot 7 days ago+4

    "I guess that light's on forever now."

  • Nic Anastasi
    Nic Anastasi 7 days ago+6

    Thank u for making a Nintendo Switch reference 😂