Looking for the right type of switch to use....?


I'm trying to build something that might best be compared to a manually controlled speech timer with a green, yellow and red light. I only want one light on at a time, or all off.

What is the best way to control this without having a single switch for each light? Am I describing something that would be classified as "single pole, quadruple throw?"

Best place to find this switch?


Simplest way would be a rotary switch, 1 pole 4 position.

Yes.  Absolutely correct!
Best place ? Depends on where you are.