GE to sell Link LED lightbulbs controlled by Wink app

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By John Callaham on 28 Jun 2014 09:29 am
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General Electric has announced plans to sell a new family of LED lightbulbs, the Link, that can be controlled remotely anywhere in the world by the new Wink app as part of their connected home efforts.

Combined with the app, GE states, "Link eliminates the need for expensive add-ons typically associated with connected devices, making it an easy and cost-effective way for consumers to light up their smart homes." Users with the app will be able to remotely access their Link lights in their home from anywhere in the world, along with ways to dim or increase the lighting and a method to schedule when lights can be turned on and off.

GE says it will begin pre-orders for its Links bulbs on Monday, June 30th. They will go on sale at Home Depot stores later this fall. Prices for the bulbs will begin at less than $15. What do you think of this new effort by GE to offer app-controlled lighting products?

Source: GE

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GE to sell Link LED lightbulbs controlled by Wink app

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That price per bulb is extremely cheap. So cheap in fact that I'm wondering about the quality of the actual bulbs. The Hue Lux bulbs are supposed to cost over twice as much. Even a high end LED bulb costs 2x what these GE bulbs are supposed to cost. I'm a bit worried about how good these bulbs will actually be.

Im sure there is no catch. TCP Lightbulbs have been offering the same thing at the same price for quite a while. Even at Home Depot. I use them, and while the TCP app is horrible - they work well with the SmartThings app.