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Light switches in Poland versus Western Europe


dannyboy 18 | 248  
23 May 2007 /  #1
Why do light switches in Poland/Central Europe go the opposite direction to switches in western europe?
macumba  
23 May 2007 /  #2
opposite direction

Eastern europans can ask the same question:)
OP dannyboy 18 | 248  
23 May 2007 /  #3
No they can't, they were in the uk first as they were invented there.
macumba  
23 May 2007 /  #4
No they can't

if you say so.
Wish you good luck with finding the answer
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
23 May 2007 /  #5
Why do light switches in Poland/Central Europe go the opposite direction to switches in western e

As I have been fitting some this week I can tell you that they are no different. You can install them either way up.

Electric light comes from England, but I have no idea if Swan invented the switch when he invented the bulb.
away guy 10 | 343  
23 May 2007 /  #6
Because is Europe they do everything backwards to front and that sucks ! And they waste time and love working to much !
nauczyciel  
23 May 2007 /  #7
which came first... the chicken or the egg??
OP dannyboy 18 | 248  
24 May 2007 /  #8
Well your the teacher, so you tell me. :-)

macumba, don't take it the wrong way, i was joking mate.

Wroclaw, I agree but it seems to be consistently different. I just find it interesting, because there are so many things like this. I often wonder if its a remainder of communisim.

For example, instead of importing taps, a factory would have to be setup to do it the communist way, thereby creating jobs and industries.
For example hot and cold taps are on different sides (in fact Uk&Ireland have a hot and cold tap as opposed to Europe which more sensibly has a single tap [faucet for our american friends])
macumba  
24 May 2007 /  #9
macumba, don't take it the wrong way, i was joking mate.

so was I:)
OP dannyboy 18 | 248  
24 May 2007 /  #10
Why did you send me all those abusive emails then?
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
14 Jul 2007 /  #11
I can tell you that some light switches in America work in the opposite direction...I live
in a building where the electrcian was an achoholic/pothead and some of the switches he installed work in this curious way.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
14 Jul 2007 /  #12
I live
in a building where the electrcian was an achoholic/pothead and some of the switches he installed work in this curious way.

ROFL :))
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
14 Jul 2007 /  #13
re: western europe

- And what does this expression mean?
Michael_31 - | 8  
15 Jul 2007 /  #14
Sublime thread ! I needed a good laugh....

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