Following the launch of the C by GE Sol Alexa powered light, the company has announced the C-Reach Bridge which brings Alexa support to compatible bulbs. In addition, the new C by GE C-Reach Bridge, LED bulbs, and Sol will be on sale for Cyber Monday.
“Using voice to control lighting unlocks an entire new world of opportunities for consumers,” says Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Product Management, GE Lighting. “Sitting on the
couch hoping for a cozy experience for your favorite movie? Ask Alexa to dim the lights without getting up. Snuggled in bed with a book? Ask the Google Assistant to turn the lights off once you start to drift off. Away from home? Control lights remotely on the C by GE app. There are countless possibilities to add additional conveniences at home through these collaborations.”
The C-Reach Bridge brings Amazon Alexa voice compatibility to the C-Sleep and C-Life LED bulbs, with Google Assistant support planned before the end of the year. Using the C-Reach Bridge, users can turn their lights on and off, dim them, or control them singly or in groups using voice commands. Those who already own, or purchase a C by GE Sol will also be able to control C by GE bulbs without needing the new bridge. In addition, the Sol has access to over 20,000 Alexa commands and can be used to control other Alexa compatible devices.
Voice-compatible C by GE LED bulbs include:
- C-Sleep: Good sleep starts by creating the right environment, and GE engineers have studied lighting’s ability to do just that in the development of this bulb. C-Sleep helps reinforce the body’s natural rhythm and melatonin production to prepare for sleep and awaken more efficiently. A warm light is used to help increase melatonin before bed, while a cool, vibrant light helps produce energy in the morning. Adjust this as you go with your voice or in the app or schedule times based on your sleep habits for extra convenience. Available in a 60-watt equivalent, A19-shaped bulb.
- C-Life: You do different things throughout the day, so you need different kinds of light. C-Life makes it simple to get the optimal white light at every moment – all from one light bulb. These bulbs also can be set to scenes or schedules to sync with your habits and patterns at home. Available in a 60-watt equivalent, A19-shaped bulb or a 60-watt equivalent BR30 lamp for recessed lighting applications.
C-Reach and the C by GE bulbs will be available at Amazon.com by Cyber Monday. A starter kit with 2 C-Life bulbs and a C-Reach will be special priced for Cyber Monday on Amazon at $49.99USD. It will typically retail with an MSRP of $64.99. A starter kit with 2 C-Sleep bulbs and a C-Reach will be priced for Cyber Monday on Amazon at $64.99 vs. a MSRP of $84.99. Kits with BR30 C-Life bulbs also will be available.
Sol will be special priced for Cyber Monday on Amazon.com at $99.99 — a savings of $50. Sol also will be available as part of a Cyber Monday bundle with a C by GE starter kit with four connected bulbs (a $75 value) at $119.99.
Last Updated on November 20, 2017.