Originally posted by DhangoTurn one switch on, turn the second switch on briefly and then turn off. Leave the third switch in the off position. Go to the room and one bulb will be lit, one bulb will off but warm to the touch and the last bulb will also be off but cold.
Maybe this is an old one, but I've heard it only once, and so will take a chance that it will be new to others. There are two rooms on a corridor, and neither interior is visible from the other one. In one room are three light bulbs, all turned off. In the other room are three switches, controlling the light bulbs. You get one trip to the switch room to m ...[text shortened]... go into the light-bulb room and declare which switch connects to which bulb. How do you do it?
Originally posted by skeeteryou can do it with four switches, four lamps.
Turn one switch on, turn the second switch on briefly and then turn off. Leave the third switch in the off position. Go to the room and one bulb will be lit, one bulb will off but warm to the touch and the last bulb will also be off but cold.
Originally posted by wolfgang59I have managed to accomplish this task using regular light bulbs. While doing some "Home Cooking" (electrical work".....actually i had installed three 4way switches in my living room. I can get the ceiling light to go on, but most of the time i run between 3 different switches,in the dark, until i get the right combinations of switches to work.
The new electric dark bulbs (as opposed to electric light bulbs) will also effect this problem.
When switched on the room goes dark. Great invention!
Originally posted by serigadoHow can a light bulb be lit and cold? They always seem hot to me just about as soon as I switch them on. If there's any period of time when a newly-lit bulb is not hot, surely it is too brief a time for me to get across the corridor to check the bulbs!
one hot lit, one hot off, one cold lit, one cold off.