|[June 27, 2014]
GE Announces Link Connected LED, an Easy & Affordable Way to Light Up Your Smart Home
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio --(Business Wire)--
GE today unveiled Link,
a new and affordable connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely
control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with
other connected devices. Enabled by the new Wink
app, 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.
The new GE Link connected LED 60-watt replacement (A19) bulb, enabled by the new Wink app, lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world while providing the same quality lighting, energy efficiency and long life that consumers expect from the GE brand. (Photo: General Electric)
Starting below $15, the Link connected LED will be available for
pre-order starting Monday, June 30, at www.homedepot.com.
Consumers can find Link in The Home Depot stores beginning this fall.
Link provides the same high-quality lighting, energy efficiency and long
life that consumers expect from the GE brand and is available in three
popular lighting applications:
60-watt replacement soft white (270K) 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
Indoor/outdoor-rated bright white (3000K) spotlight LED, or PAR
38, used for outdoor security or spotlight.
"Our very own Thomas Edison built the first commercially viable bulb,
and today we're proud to announce the first commercially viable
connected bulb designed for Wink users," says John Strainic, General
Manager, North America Consumer Lighting for GE. "We know the quality of
light consumers love and want in their homes, and we're a brand they
Initial education of the benefits to a smart home will be key for
driving adoption. Running off a connected hub, ZigBee (News - Alert)-certified Link LED
bulbs help consumers:
Save money. If you're gone for the day and realize the kids
left the lights on upstairs, now you simply switch off the lights from
your smartphone, helping save money on your monthly energy bill.
Customize. Ultimate flexibility to create a personal lighting
experience by easily adjusting brightness settings through the Wink
app to create individual themes and environments.
Vacation smarter. While away from home for an extended period,
consumers can turn specific lights on to give the appearance that
someone is home.
GE is proud to be a founding partner of Quirky's
and Wink's initiatives to build a smarter home.
About GE Lighting
Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to
develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light
their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential
settings. The business employs about 13,000 people in more than 100
countries, and sells products under the reveal® and energy
smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™,
Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands,
all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that
matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.
Wink is one, quick and simple way to connect you and the products you
rely on in the home. Wink allows you to confidently interact with and
operate many different products - all from an Apple (News - Alert) or Android mobile
device. Through retail partnerships with The Home Depot and Amazon.com,
as well as partnerships with everyday household brands, Wink extends the
comfort you have with your home products to the smart technology that
runs them. For more information, visit www.Winkapp.com.
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