We worry so much having smartphones and nothing less and we didn’t focus on some people wanting to have smart homes. Yes, that’s right. If the technological advancement is taking its toll everywhere, then why leave out the place where we live. Thanks to GE, we can now have a smart bulb in our homes which can connect to the web as soon as it is plugged inside an available socket. This is GE’s brand-new LED light bulb which is called the Link. Worth $15, this “smart” bulb will be controllable by a companion app called “Wink” for both the iOS and Android.
Did we just say Wink? Yes we did. And you are not mistaken if it rings the bell because this is indeed the same app which controls other appliances once the accompanying $79 Wink Hub goes on sale on July 7. This has been made possible after the collaboration between GE and New York-based startup Quirky, which also helped produce the Link light bulb (and partnered with GE on a smart A/C, too).
The Link however is not going to require the use of a Wink hub. Instead the Wink app would be more than enough to flip the bulb on and off. This is particularly beneficial for those who want to have more control over their homes even during their absence.
"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. We know the quality of light consumers love and want in their homes, and we're a brand they trust," said John Strainic, GE's General Manager of North America consumer lighting.