Use C by GE Soft White Smart Bulbs to set the perfect mood dinner, working from home, movie night, and everything in between. Get added confidence by scheduling your lights so you never coming home to a dark house. With voice control and the ability to control your lights away from home, you'll get the added convenience of controlling your lights while away on vacation or when your hands are full.
Simple set up
Works right out of the box using the Cync app—no additional hardware needed.
Voice control with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
Directly connect to your Google Assitant or Amazon Alexa for voice control of your lights.
Get lighting control away from home through the Cync app - no hub or bridge needed.
Create custom schedules
Automations allow you to schedule when lights are on and off, including customized schedules for different days of the week.
Set scenes for every occasion
Set scenes like dimmed light for movie time or bright lights when you get home.
Optimal daytime light
Dimmable warm, soft white light that feels just right.
Control bulbs individually or group together
Control each light bulb individually or group bulbs together so that you can brighten, dim, turn on and turn off your lights simultaneously.
Pair your Soft White Smart Bulbs with other Cync and C by GE devices to get whole room lighting control.
Mobile control from your smartphone or tablet
The free iOS- and Android-compatible app lets you adjust brightness and turn lights on and off without leaving your seat or bed.
Long lasting and low energy use
LED technology uses about 84% less energy and lasts 15 times longer than a 60-Watt incandescent bulb while providing nearly the same light output.
Installs easily into your existing table and floor lamps
The traditional A19 bulb shape and size fits medium base sockets in open fixtures designed for 60-Watt incandescent A19 bulbs.
3 wire switch can use almost any type of bulb (don’t have to use smart bulbs which can save some money if you have several lights associated with a single switch as in my setup with several recessed ceiling lights controlled by one switch). Also, switch will control grouped lights together, whereas individual smart bulbs, even if grouped together in a “room” group, may have slight delays between them when turning on the “group”. Installation is a little more involved with wired switches but if you are handy/familiar with house AC wiring, not that big a deal (just observe all safety protocols). It helps to have deeper electrical boxes though as the switches are relatively deep and when placing in shallower depth boxes, especially when used in a multi-gang arrangement, it can be a little tough getting the wiring in place. I have self-wired about 50 switches in my home, so am familiar and comfortable doing this, but some installs were much more difficult than others. Cost to have an electrician do this work is substantial. If you own your home and expect to be in it awhile, it is nice to have switches hard wired. If you are renting, then the slight disadvantages of smart bulbs (the slight lag when grouped, cost per bulb being somewhat higher (although at the current deal price of $14.99 for 4 is getting close to many non-smart LEDS) etc may be outweighed by the fact that you can just take the bulbs with you when you move. BTW, unlike some brands where you must keep power to the bulb at all times so that it is powered to maintain the WiFi or BT connection (in other words, if you turn off the switch that controls the socket, you lose control via your smart app), with the CbyGE system, you can combine their switches with their bulbs (although I do not know why you would want to do this) and control the bulb (dim, turn on or off) without losing control via the App or via Voice control (Alexa Echo etc) even if you turn the bulb off via the switch. Overall, I think the decision comes down to 1) whether you rent or own, 2) if you just want to test the waters of home automation/voice control (bulbs indicated if just testing), 3) how many bulbs you are planning to replace with smart bulbs, and 4) how comfortable you are with doing home wiring at the switch box or how much you are willing to pay someone else to install the switches. Hope this helps.
A:AnswerHi Antial, our direct connect light bulbs require wifi to pair and use with the Cync app, and are not able to be controlled via a laptop due to the app being available only on mobile devices. However we do also sell bluetooth only bulbs as well. Feel free to contact us at 1-844-302-2943 if you have additional questions. -Cync Support Team
A:AnswerThese direct connect lights are not compatible with smart things hub. They are direct connect so they do not need a hub if using them directly with Alexa or google home. Feel free to contact us directly at 1-844-302-2943 if you have any additional questions. -C by GE Support
A:AnswerYes. We purchased these because of a ceiling fan as well. I wanted to be able to dim the lights - and the electric isn't set up. Keep the light switch on and use the app or Alexa to dim the light. It's great. And if the lights are off we can still use the fan.
A:AnswerWe do not recommend putting these lights in a fully enclosed fixture. The reason is because LEDs dissipate their own waste heat, and are designed to do so in a very small surface area (around the surface of the bulb) LEDs therefore rely on the temperature around the bulb to be fairly low in order for the heat dissipation to work effectively. -C by GE Support
A:AnswerHey Richt, If you are using the C by GE bulbs with a C by GE in-wall wired switch, the switch will know that you are using our bulbs (its a setting you choose at setup in the C by GE app) and you can turn on and off the switch like normal with no impact to the functionality of the bulbs. If you are using a C by GE plug, however, we do not recommend plugging a device that has C by GE bulbs installed in it. The plug cuts the power to the device and the bulbs need constant power to function properly.