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GE Introduces Link, $15 Smart LED Light Bulb Controlled with an App

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June 29, 2014

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GE Introduces Link, $15 Smart LED Light Bulb Controlled with an App

Amongs the many industries GE covers, they’re circling back to their origins with a few enhancements. GE has announces a $15 connected LED light bulb controlled by Wink app. A century after Thomas Edison built the first commercial viable light bulb, General Electric, the very company founded by the famous inventor, has introduced a “smart” LED light bulb called Link.

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,”, this is one step closer to turning your things on and off with your smartphone.

Benefits:

• Low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE will set you back less than $15.
• Bulb is controlled by the Wink app (available for iOS and Android) from Quirky.
• Switching lights on and off from anywhere (not just your couch)
• Lets you schedule things like on/off times and brightness.

The new Link light bulb lets users remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world. The product is Internet-connected and is enabled by the new Wink app for the control of its settings and syncing with associated devices.

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Product Features

GE’s long-established high quality and energy efficiency, Link is available in three key lighting applications:

• 60-watt replacement soft white (2700K) LED bulb, or A19 shape, commonly used for general lighting in table and floor lamps.
• Indoor soft white (2700K) floodlight LED, or BR30 shape, installed as downlighting found in dining room, living room or other entertainment spaces.
• Indoor/outdoor-rated bright white (3000K) spotlight LED, or PAR 38, used for outdoor security or spotlight.

The Link light bulb will be available for pre-order starting Monday, June 30, 2014 through the official website of Home Depot. It will be sold in Home Depot stores beginning this fall.

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