In Defense of the Switched Outlet

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CapeFearJon
2023-01-28 02:28:30

It took me like two years to figure out that the "useless" light switch by my front door did this

Dominic Miller
2023-01-27 10:48:43

I really like my switched outlets. The one in the living room is great in December to open and close the circuit for the Christmas tree lights.

Peter Westerbaan
2023-01-27 04:10:30

My favorite "switched outlet" in my apartment is the outlet in my bathroom that's wired into the GFCI outlet in the other bathroom on the other side of the apartment.

AustynSN
2023-01-26 13:15:31

Various thoughts as watching....

I put tape over switches I don't want turned off.
(None in current house, but there was one for the back porch light in previous home that was on a motion sensor. I figured it went on automatically when the dogs ran out, so why bother turning it on/off)

Turning the lamp off at the bed then forgetting about it in the morning always was kind of an annoyance. Thinking about this and 3-way switches and switched sockets, I wonder if it would be possible to have a sort of 3-way system built into a lamp and switched socket switch. That way, if you turn the lamp off, you can still turn it back on in the morning. I realize that be potentially dangerous of annoying if a normal lamp was then plugged into the outlet. I'm just wondering if it could work. Maybe think of it as a sort of what-if scenario that could have played out if switched sockets had been more popular and grown in options.

Another use for dimmer switches: Some ceiling fans use them instead of chains to control the speed of the fan. (Never had one, but I like the idea)

Bleron Grajçevci
2023-01-26 03:59:03

2DGqVbTHX-k&t=10m30s 10:30 In my flat in Kosovo. the master bedroom has a light switch at the door and above the bed near your head.

Aaron Williams
2023-01-26 03:52:26

My house is like this. I just had to tear apart the wall because the previous owners, in their infinite wisdom, rewired the house so the switch was on the neutral side. Not only that, they tended to hide boxes under the sheetrock, not use boxes to begin with (for junctions) or wire nuts for that matter. Now they can come in handy, but often they're not in the most convenient place. While it would take more wire, one feature that could be useful is to combine the European switch on the outlet, but instead use it to configure an outlet between switched and non-switched. In any event, I find these outlets annoying when there is a dedicated ceiling lamp or wall sconces. In my case, though, I have installed a fair bit of home automation, so I have the advantage of being able to control lights from both the wall switch and remotely (including with Alexa/Google Home). Want to turn off all the lights, "Hey Google, turn off all the lights". Or turn off the hallway light, Alexa, turn off the hallway light."

ZPERO
2023-01-25 22:26:44

In my bedroom, my switched plug acts as a killswitch for my computer 🥴

Roachisserie
2023-01-25 17:10:35

me who lives in the UK so to whom none of this applies, but the snark is enjoyable nonetheless

Elise
2023-01-25 04:07:23

Whenever I get told I think too much, I'm going to remember this video and smile.

Super_Slav
2023-01-24 17:21:47

As an Australian we all have switches on our outlets and whenever I am traveling I am confused.

ReflectiveDiviner
2023-01-24 07:54:21

In the video, you show an outlet with a lamp a few times. If that was in my home, I'd be mildly annoyed at the fact that the always-on part of the outlet is closer to the corner with the lamp, than the light-switch-controlled part of the outlet which said lamp is plugged into.

Jase Gudat
2023-01-23 15:43:53

Love your content, but I'm pretty sure a dimmer on a receptacle is a no no. As per electrical code.

Aileen Morgan
2023-01-23 14:56:58

My apartment has a single switched outlet, and it is poorly implemented - the room has no overhead lights so a lamp is absolutely necessary, but the outlet that is controlled is right next to the doorway and switch so it would be just as easy to turn the lamp itself on. I use it to control a space heater, because the optimal lamp placement for my layout is on the unswitched outlet on the other side of the room.
edit: shoulda kept watching to see you cover exactly my scenario!

H
2023-01-23 03:56:57

How much did big switched outlets inc pay you to make this vid bro?

Jacob
2023-01-23 01:34:05

I would like a switched outlet in my apartment bedroom, but the only outlet close to my bed is behind it and one of the plugs is blocked by the frame

Baloo Uriza
2023-01-22 19:54:39

2DGqVbTHX-k&t=1m55s 1:55 Video over, deploy smooth jazz!

ManyEyes ManyFaces
2023-01-21 14:58:21

I have a desk lamp, but my cat is determined to knock it over every time it's set back up. Not that I can plug it into the switch outlet anyway, it's used for my aquarium as it's an inconvenient spot for almost literally anything else. So, safe to say I never switch the outlet off.

Zhi Han Lee
2023-01-20 16:10:04

2DGqVbTHX-k&t=10m38s 10:38 That's more likely to happen if you wake up later when its already bright outside & thus don't need to switch on the lamp. What'll be more user-friendly are 2-way switches, 1 at the bedroom entrance & 1 at the lamp, so you can switch them on & off from either location

theniceneighbor
2023-01-20 03:09:59

We've been calling it the light bill since I was a kid. I'll be dog on

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