What kind of switch am I looking for?
I want a switch that when I push it, it goes from the first throw to the second, but when the power goes off, it'll go back to the first throw.
The application is an idea I want to make for a small car light. There would be two switches, an on/off, then this switch, which would default to a row of red LEDs but when you hit it would go to a row of white LEDs. Then when you turn the power switch off, next time you turn it on, it would light up the reds.
I racked my brain to find an example, and the best I could come up with is from a camping headlamp. You press it deep and it turns on, then you half press and it'll switch to a dimmer setting. But it'll always start at the first setting. Maybe I should just get a cheap headlamp and cannibalize the switch, but I think that'd be wasteful (and probably not so cheap).
Make sense? Thanks in advance for any ideas. This is my first attempt at synthesizing something, and I've been wanting this for awhile.