Actually, it's just the opposite.

From Wikipedia: "Each set of contacts can be in one of two states: either "closed" meaning the contacts are touching and electricity can flow between them, or "open", meaning the contacts are separated and the switch is nonconducting".


----- Original Message -----
From: "George Marques de Jesus" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:45:34 PM
Subject: Re: close ~ confine ~ lock

2014/1/4 Pete.bleackley <[log in to unmask]>

> Of course, you close the switch to turn the light on, and open it to turn
> the light off

This always cause confusion when people study electricity.

George Marques