The Amazon Echo is once again spreading its influence as the world’s number one voice-activated digital assistant. This time, it has found a home inside a smart lamp. Introducing C by GE Sol – armed with functional illumination, visual indicators, and sleep-based lighting, this must-have connected lamp is the first installment of GE’s “ultimate living experience” product line.
Whether you want to hear the weather report, listen to a Spotify playlist, or order some late night take out, simply talk to your C smart lamp and let the magic of Amazon Echo take over. With Amazon’s voice activation technology already built inside the connected LED bulbs, there’s no need to purchase a separate Echo device. The C by GE Sol is an intuitive standalone plug n’ play light that’s ready to go.
As the “first Amazon Alexa embedded lighting product,” the C by GE Sol is poised to set the smart home industry standard. Equipped with visual indicators, users can seamlessly pair light cues with everyday routines. For example, if you ask your C the time, its giant light ring will automatically illuminate in the exact location where clock hands would normally be. Checking the time has never been so visually stimulating.
The C by GE Sol comes with a sleep-enabled light system that caters to your body’s internal clock, whether it’s time to hit the hay or get motivated for the day. With the goal of reinforcing the body’s natural sleep rhythms, the C generates a soothing warm light just prior to bed – helping you achieve a deep REM cycle and maintain it throughout the night. The C also has a cool, vibrant light setting that is ideal for popping out of bed – preparing you to take on the day.
Whether you want the perfect ambiance for family movie night or a motivating 60-watt light for the home office, the C comes with a tunable light feature. To switch between a soft white color to a warm light, simply request the change verbally or manually adjust brightness levels via the GE companion app.
The real backbone to the C’s voice activation technology happens to be GE Sol’s LED light bulbs.
Powered by the C-Reach Hub and compatible with Amazon Alexa/Apple Homekit, GE’s smart LED’s enables users to control the bulbs individually or in groups by rooms with a simple voice command. The BR30 LED light bulb, for example, is voice compatible when paired with the G-Reach hub and is designed for use in recessed cans – making it one of the most versatile smart LED in the home automation market.
The C by GE Sol is estimated to ship to early adopters by September of 2017. GE is currently offering a 20% discount for those who join the prelaunch waitlist starting ASAP.
About C by GE
GE’s C by GE brand unleashes the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected products that enable homeowners to do more and be better. Part of the GE Lighting portfolio, C by GE products build on the company’s century of innovation, invention, and imagination at work. Our deep understanding of the home and our expertise in the connectivity of things results in simple, connected designs to help people thrive.