GE Link bulbs promise smart LED light bulbs at low prices

GE Link smart LED light bulbs unveiled at prices lower than the competition allowing users to control brightness and schedule via app.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Jul 1 2014 7:04 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

There are plenty of LED light bulbs on the market today that allow the user to control lighting and even light color using smartphone apps. The catch is that many of those bulbs also carry a rather steep price blocking entry into the smart bulb market for some. GE has announced a new smart LED bulb series that it promises will be cheap compared to existing products.

GE Link bulbs promise smart LED light bulbs at low prices | TweakTown.com

GE's new family of bulbs are called Link bulbs and the system does require a hub to connect the bulbs in the home. That hub will set you back $30 on its own. After buying that hub, the bulbs will cost in the area of $15 to $25 each depending on the style chosen.

A kit is available with the hub and two 60W equivalent bulbs for $50. Once connected, the app and hub allow you to schedule the lights and control brightness. It doesn't appear that the bulbs allow you to control the color of the light. Home Depot is taking pre-orders on the bulbs now and they will ship this fall.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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