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Google - Smart Light Starter Kit with Google Assistant-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 528 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value but missing key feature

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    austin12block
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This kit is a great value to start home lighting and add some smarts. The bulb can be paired with the Google Home Mini or directly to your phone. Obviously, doing it to the Mini makes most sense due to distance limitations and voice control. However, then you cannot use the C by GE app which allows timer automations. Google Assistant does not support this, so you cannot schedule bulbs to turn on/off. Other than this limitation, they work great. I have two minis and three C by GE bulbs and love them more than my old Echo Dot and Wink Bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great home automation

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

    I have had google home for some time. I purchased the mini with a light combination and installed them. It took about 5 minutes total. Worked so sell that I then purchased 16 more lights and new have them in most places in our home. Only limitation is that you can only assign six lights to each unit. we now have 3 minis and a regular google home, making room for a total or 24 lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great google device, decent smart bulb

    Posted
    jago
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Google Home Mini is great and works perfectly. The speaker is decent for it's size and you won't have any issues hearing it in under most conditions. The mini is responsive to your voice and you can just talk normally to interact with it. The GE C-Life smart bulb that comes packaged with it connects to the google mini via Bluetooth. I was able to connect it to my Google Home (not mini) that I had already and set up was easy and straight forward. It is recommended that the bulb be close to the google mini for the pairing to take hold. I had them about 25 feet apart and I didn't have any issues. The GE bulb is a warm color and that is the only color that it projects. Their other bulbs, the C-Sleep will go from Warm to Cool, but again, this one won't. I find that to be a minor annoyance, but I am sure there is a marketing reason for that. This set up will allow you to dim the light and turn it off and on. I haven't found a way to set up a schedule in the google assistant app, but if you use the C by GE app then you have more control over that, but Google home mini is the recommended way to use this since they are paired together in this package. I haven't had any issues with connectivity at all, and the light has always responded to my commands. This is a good way to get started out if you don't already have a Google device. The distance limitations though of 50 feet, you might want to think about other smart light solutions if you are planning on doing a whole house.

    I would recommend this to a friend