C by GE lamp will use embedded Alexa Voice Services


GE has been around for a long time and has been doing a pretty decent job keeping up with the times. They’ve been working on a number of new products that promise to “unleash the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected products designed to make your life simpler and help you do more.” The first new product is the C by GE lamp — the first lighting product to announce integration with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Services (AVS).

By embedding AVS within the LED table lamp itself, you can use it to interact with Alexa without the need for an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. The first announced use of AVS embedded within a lighting product, simply plug in the C by GE lamp and you’ll be able to interact with it to listen to the latest headlines, check the weather, order dinner, or even preheat your oven if you have a smart stove or other smart devices in your house.

Designed in part by Richard Clarkson, famed designer of The Cloud cloud-shaped ceiling fixture that produces motion-triggered lightning and thunder performances, this is just the first of a suite of connected smart home products that will be coming from GE Lighting’s C by GE brand. New products will combine GE innovation coupled with inspiration from companies like Amazon and others.

The C by GE table lamp with Alexa will be available for pre-orders in early 2017 on www.CbyGE.com. Pricing has not been announced, and product availability is anticipated in the second quarter of 2017. You can read more and sign up for notifications at the C by GE website.

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