Yes, you can use your currently installed C by GE bulbs with the new Google Home integration; no hub required! Follow instructions here to set up.
C by GE bulbs can not be connected to and controlled by both C by GE and Google Home apps simultaneously.
Within the Google Home app, you currently can not control the color temperature of your C by GE bulbs. However, you can control the color temperature of your C-Sleep bulbs with your voice via the Google Assistant. This functionality is not available for C-Life bulbs yet.
Yes, you can control the color temperature of your C-Sleep bulbs with voice control. This functionality is not available for C-Life bulbs yet.
You can change the color temperature of C-Sleep bulbs with voice prompts.
Hey Google, change my [name of lights] to soft white. [options: cool white, bright white]
Hey Google, change my [name of lights] to candlelight (this is a PM setting).
Hey Google, change my [name of lights] to white (this is an AM setting).
Hey Google, change my [name of lights] to 2700 kelvin (2,000 – 7,000 range).
*Currently, this functionality is not available for C-Life bulbs.
- Plug in your Google Home device.
- Screw in your C by GE light bulb in the same room as your Google Home device.
- Turn on the light.
- Download the Google Home App to set up your Google Home device and light bulb.
IMPORTANT: If you are adding a C by GE light bulb that's currently connected to the C by GE app, you will need to follow the instructions here before adding that light bulb to the Google Home app. C by GE bulbs can only be connected to one app at a time. They cannot be connected to the C by GE app and Google Home app at the same time.
*When adding your C by GE light bulb to the Google Home app, select the "Set up new devices" option in the Google Home app.
You can connect up to 250 bulbs.
It really depends on how your house is laid out and how your voice carries. At the small cost of the Google Mini and device arbitration that allows only the closest Google Assistant device to respond, it is feasible to consider a Google Mini in most rooms.
The connection works over a Bluetooth mesh. This allows a user to give a command and then through GE’s proprietary process, the GE bulbs and the Google device transmit and exchange data through Bluetooth. This allows users to easily and affordably control their lighting with their voice.
At launch, the C-by GE bulbs have out-of-box compatibility with the Google Mini, Max and Home. Users of third-party Google devices or Google phones can still utilize the Google Assistant to voice control their C by GE bulbs. They just need to have a Google Mini/Max/Home in their house or unlock this feature otherwise with our C-Reach bridge.
Yes. This compatibility is available across C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs of all shapes.
Homekit compatibility is in development and expected to be fully live before year’s end. You will need to utilize our C-Reach bridge to unlock Homekit compatibility.
C-Reach is still needed for consumers wanting to turn on voice control with Amazon Alexa or Apple Homekit and potentially other products in the future, so enjoy this quick connectivity with the Google Mini, Max or Home now and save the Reach for opportunities where you might need it in the future.
The app drives robust value for consumers who don’t utilize voice control for their bulbs or prefer Amazon Alexa or the Apple Homekit (coming soon!) connections.
Yes. Our bulbs are compatible with Amazon Alexa. For this compatibility, consumers also need our C-Reach bridge.