GE - In-Wall Smart Switch - White

This GE 45856GE in-wall smart switch easily replaces your old light switch and integrates seamlessly with 2-way and 3-way systems. The over-the-air feature automatically keeps the switch's software up-to-date.
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Overview

What's Included


  • In-Wall Smart Switch
  • Neutral splice wire for installation
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 20)

Features


In-wall switch

Works seamlessly with your home's existing wiring and 2- or 3-way systems. Also works with Zigbee Logitech Harmony Home Hub Extender, SmartThings, Wink and OpenHome gateways and hubs.

Replaces your current light switch

For remote control wireless operation of hard-wired lights, ceiling fans and other small appliances.

Compatible with common types of lighting

Such as CFL, LED, Xenon, Halogen, fluorescent and incandescent for smooth integration into your home. Combine with an HA 1.2 Home Automation certified Zigbee gateway for seemless interoperation.

LED indicator light

Makes the switch simple to locate in a dark room.

Simple installation

Utilizes your home's existing wiring.


Customer rating

4.4
85%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome 3-way Switch

    Posted
    shriketree
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I created an account with BestBuy just to sing the praises of this switch. This switch was perfect, but you have to know what you're getting into. Know your wiring before you order this switch. If using as a single switch make sure you have a white wire (neutral# in the outlet box. If you have more than one switch, check to see if your wiring in the boxes can be used #there are multiple solutions that will work#. Most important, if you have more than one switch controlling a light make sure you buy an add-on switch for the other switches in that group. Here's what it looks like: http://www.ezaddonswitch.com/ . Directions fro the add on switch can also be found at this website. If you're not sure about the wiring take a pic of the box with the switches pulled out #after turning off the breakers!) and ask an electrician friend. Be aware that the wiring scheme will be changed. I was prepared before I even ordered it and wiring was a snap. Pairing to my Wink hub was a breeze and it works perfect. Here is the manufacturer website for the product: http://www.ezzigbee.com/hubs/ .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good But could be better

    Posted
    KableGuy

    Installation was fairly straight forward except that you need to purchase a second GE switch for 3 and 4 way installs and this will not work with any old 3 way. They should tell you that on the product page. Also you should be aware this thing is 1.5 inches deep and i needed to get a larger gang box for the switch to fit in it. also sometimes there is a tiny bit of lag between hitting the switch and the lights responding. It is not annoying to me but it is not instant like a regular switch. Some might find this a little annoying. I installed this to pair to Time Warner Cable's Intelligent Home system that uses zigbee. Pairing it was very easy and the touchscreen picked it up almost instantly with no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good.

    Posted
    Futuregarminuser
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    That big DOH moment when I realized we needed a hub moments after installation. We had planned to go out of town and needed it installed and working before than. Installation was easy, for the husband anyway and after we received our Hub the item worked amazing. Have it set for dusk and dawn settings as my boy dog seems to think if the lights off outside when he's out there, that he's not allowed in, or maybe he just couldn't find the door, and will whine til I get up and open the door for him, my girl is a little smarter, either way it works, even with my phone off. Took only seconds to sync and now we don't worry about turning on and off the lights for the dogs when we're out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Gilliansage
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    One morning my husband left early for work, my dog was outside and the husband turned the outside light off. I heard whining, got up to investigate and found my dog outside. I don't know if he coudn't find the doggie door or just thought he had to stay outside just because it was dark. Right than I decided to get a smart switch. One thing I failed to notice thru out the reviews was that it needed a hub. So one hub later it worked great. Well mostly great. It failed to turn on once or twice so far but if I'm away from home, I can just check the hub app and it'll tell me if it's on or not for my goofy dog and tic the on button thru the app. No big.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    Posted
    texasman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Ive bought three of these for my house. I plan to purchase a few more. They sync very easily and installation is simple. The installation takes less than 5 minutes with a basic screwdriver. One note before buying you must have 2 Black Wires, 1 White Neutral Wire and 1 Copper Ground. It does require all 4 wires to function properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality.

    Posted
    theethicalengineer

    I have quite a few of these in my home. They are good switches and seem to work reliably. Or they did before Smartthings crapped the bed with the v2 release. Fortunately these seem to work with quite a few different systems so I'll be able to reuse them when I upgrade to a better hub. Easy to install and they look very nice as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    2nd replacement switch

    Posted
    Steve

    Works great with the SmartThings app but turning on and off manually stopped working again., I have replaced it already once but after 40 days I am going to have to replace again. So far this ZigBee switch is junk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Tech Support

      Hi Steve, thank you for reaching out to us regarding our GE Zigbee In-Wall Smart Switch. We are sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience with our product. This is certainly not what we would hope for. Our priority is to offer complete customer satisfaction for all our customers. As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. Anytime we hear problems encountered in the use of one of our products, we want to get involved and resolve the difficulties, the best we can.
      Having your switch failing within 40 days is highly unusual. Our switches are tested 100% on the product line before hitting the market. However, we would love to work with you to resolve this issue. Let’s begin the resolution process by giving our Support team a call at 1-800-654-8483 option 2 and provide our Support Team with your ticket 263241. We are eager to work together with you to get the best out of our products and help you with your concerns. We look forward to hearing from you. GETechSupport

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    facepalmer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The installation instructions are not overly clear if you have other than a normal outlet. Also it does not specify that you must tap in the neutral wire in order for it to function. Other than that this is an awesome light switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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