Monthly Archive for September, 2011

More LED bulbs

Today I tried out two new LED lights.  The first was a Philips AmbientLED in the MR16 form-factor, to work in my low-voltage tracklights.  The second was a Cree EcoSmart CR6 pot-light.

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Low-power light-bulbs

I’ve been experimenting with different low-power light options around the house.  CFLs, dimmable CFLs, and most recently some Philips LED bulbs.

Since so many of my switches have been replaced with X-10 or Insteon dimmer switches, I need bulbs that can support dimming, or at least not be damaged by it.  The dream bulb would be something with the same colour-rendering and dimming behaviour as an incandescent, but still low-power.

No low-power bulb has knocked my socks off yet, but the weird-looking one pictured to the right has come the closest.

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KeypadLinc button label template

For the KeypadLinc with clear buttons, SmartHome provides an MS Word template for creating your labels.  I found it lacking in many ways.  So, I made my own.

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