One thing about having the Tesla App for my Solar and Powerwall is I'm more aware of my power usage, which reminded me that my floor lamps use 300 watt halogen bulbs. Over the past few years I've on occasion looked for a suitable replacement for the lamp, but never had any luck. This time around I found an LED Replacement bulb that looked interesting, it's even dimmable. Only 200 watt equivalent though, so I ordered 1 to try it out:
Looks good, and the dimming feature works well with my Insteon smart switches, but I like to read in the living room and the decrease in brightness is enough that I don't care for it in this room. However, I have 2 of the same lamps in my TV room and those are always dimmed so the LED replacement will work fine in there. So I plan to order another for that room, and keep looking for something for the living room.
Addendum - swapped the lamp with LED with the right lamp in TV room. I'd configured INSTEON way back when to dim them to 50% when turned on, so I changed the right one to to 75% as 300 * .5 = 200 * .75
Double-tap the on button puts the lights to 100%
Addendum 2 - oops, been so long since I set up my Insteon devices that when I changed the setting to 75% I only changed it for the physical button on LampLinc module itself:
Under Manage Links... there are level settings for every switch that can control the light. They were still at 50%.
Changed them to 75%
Current 75% photo:
Current 100% photo:
Addendum 3 - second bulb has arrived. Had an issue in that it wouldn't fit! Turned out the reflective insert for the left lamp had a different shape and height:
One interesting thing about those inserts - they have a couple of slits in them, allowing some of the halogen bulb's light thru to the bottom, which causes the blueish green section of the lamp to glow. Due to the design of the LED replacements, no light made it thru the slits so no glow (can also see this in the previous photos if you show them full size):
I was slightly disappointed about this, so was pleasantly surprised when the removal of the shield caused the glow to return! So I removed the shield from the right lamp as well:
Both lamps with LED replacement:
Addendum 4 - dimming test of halogen. Light off: