It's 2019, and if wired with the right gadgets, your home can steam your clothes, accept packages, and lead you in a spin class with a few button presses. Now, General Electric has another addition to the pantheon of smart home products: a line of light bulbs, , which work with Amazon's Alexa and similar devices to control lighting with your voice (or via previous settings you've made).
The line of bulbs, which are the first to have Made by Google certification built into them, were first introduced this fall, but the offerings are about to triple in number, as .
Some of the many benefits of these smart bulbs include setting lights to your schedule or changing them with a vocal command. You could dim the lights to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up, or you could turn them on and off when your hands are full or you’re rushing out the door. You can also set the scene in your home from wherever you are using the GE app.
What more could we need, you ask? Well, GE is planning to release full-color lights with literally millions of color options. We predict a lot more room to play with color schemes at home, plus more festive holiday decorations and house parties. The other exciting new releases are the Smart Switch, which has motion sensors built into it, and new smart accessories like a special wall plug.
Phew! What smart home invention will they think of next?
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