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GE Launches a $15 connected LED bulb controlled by WINK,an app for smart home

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gelightBringing the Internet of things(the smart home concept), closer to reality, General Electrics unveiled a $15 bulb, called ‘Link’,   that lets one to stay on the couch and control the lights.

The “Link” light bulb costs $14.97, which is honestly a low price tag. The upcoming Berklin LG or Philips Hue Light bulbs in the same line will be costing $30 and $40 per bulb.

The Link bulb is controlled by the Wink app (available for iOS and Android) from Quirky. In addition to switching lights on and off from anywhere (not just your couch), the app lets you schedule things like on/off times and brightness. For anyone who wants more control over their Wink-controlled devices, a Wink hub will be available July 7 for more control of a variety of connected devices including the Aros smart air conditioner.

The Link comes in three flavors: A 60-watt replacement LED bulb for lamps; an LED indoor floodlamp and an LED brighter indoor/outdoor floodlamp. The $15 price is for the LED bulb for lamps. No word on what the other two lights will cost.

The lights will be available for pre-order from ‘Home Depot’ on Monday, June 30 and available at Home Depot stores this fall.

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