picture shows the switch on our halogen desk lamp.
It is a three-position rocker switch. Its three
To switch from low
to high or vice versa, you have to move
the switch through the off position.
I wonder why it works likes this? Wouldn't
it make more sense if its three positons were
That way you wouldn't have to first turn it off
to switch from low to high. It seems like
a more natural order. One
other problem with this design is that it
is difficult to tell when the
lamp is set to high vs.
low because it turns completely off between
the two settings.
order of the settings on a control should be
natural. You shouldn't have to move a control
into the "off" position to move it from one
level to the next.