Yesterday I went to turn off my light switch (rocker style) and accidentally didn’t apply pressure in the correct spot, which then caused me to push it more slow/gradual to adjust and it make a crackling sound for a second or two. I had never heard anything like that before, so I tested it a few more times to see if was now consistent. It was not, but I purposely pushed it slow to recreate it a time or two more to make sure that was the cause and it did in fact so it again in those instances.
After some research, I learned this was most likely the switch arcing from not toggling the switch on/off as quickly as designed and I shouldn’t have been messing with it, as this is bad for the switch.
It’s currently working as designed and not making any noise (and this might just be me being paranoid), but I wanted to ask if making this happen a few times possibly caused any damage to the switch? I saw it can cause switch failure and possibly a fire hazard. Early thanks to anybody for guidance.