I know there are many ways to do this, but I'm looking for the easiest setup, not necessarily the cheapest.
I need to build a circuit in which a momentary switch alternates power between two 110v lamps. I believe I need to use a D flip-flop and have the output control a relay, but other than that I'm a little unsure. So, press the momentary open switch once, lamp 1 illuminates, press again, lamp 2 comes on. Simple as that.
I don't want to use any microcontrollers. I want to see if I can do this with minimal components. In this case the relays are just operating like transistors, at least from what I can tell.
Is there a simple way to use a spdt relay and just use the flip flop to toggle relay positions? What specific relays should I be looking for? (solid state or mechanical?) And is there a simple flip-flop IC that would work well for this?
I've considered just using a SPST high power switch, but for this project I need to use a specific arcade-style momentary pushbutton and therefore looking for a workaround.
I have to have it built within the week, I really appreciate anyone's help. Thank you, and I apologize if this question comes up a lot.