What I really want to do is slightly more complex than this but I can distill it down to the following concept. Let's say I have 4 buttons and 4 LED lights. Each button turns on 1 LED light. If any other lights are on when a button is pressed then they will automatically shut off.
I'm pretty new to electronics so the following will not be using technical terms if you can provide any in the response so I can tell the electronics store what I need that would be appreciated.
Ideally the buttons should be single action buttons i.e. no "down state". Considering that I'm assuming the momentary press of the button will have to trigger some kind of switch to turn the circuit for the LED on so that the LED will stay on. Do these switches exist and if so what are they called? Also can the button press to turn one light on also simultaneously "cancel" the other three switches for the other lights?
EDIT: Alternatively could you explain a way to have two momentary press switches and an LED. Where one switch turns the LED on and another turns it off.