GE CYNC Smart LED Light Bulbs9.2/10 (Expert Score)
GE CYNC Smart LED Light Bulbs, Color Changing, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Enabled, Alexa and Google Assistant Compatible, Dimmable, Standard Bulb Shape (2 Pack), Packaging May Vary
- 57 REVIEWS CYNC APP
- 37 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
- 15 REVIEWS FACTORY RESET
- 22 REVIEWS EASY TO SET
- 5 REVIEWS TECH SUPPORT
- 11 REVIEWS WASTE OF TIME
- 52 REVIEWS LIGHT BULB
- 34 REVIEWS TURN THE LIGHT
- 6 REVIEWS WARM WHITE
- 8 REVIEWS VOICE COMMANDS
- 9 REVIEWS STAY CONNECTED
- 27 REVIEWS CHANGE THE COLOR
- 28 REVIEWS SMART BULB
- 4 REVIEWS FINALLY GOT
- 5 REVIEWS WASTE YOUR MONEY
- 49 REVIEWS HOME APP
- 9 REVIEWS SECOND BULB
- 10 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
- 8 REVIEWS FULL COLOR
- 3 REVIEWS PHILIPS HUE
Smart bulbs that work with Alexa: Select Frustration Free Setup at checkout to have your device automatically paired with your Amazon Alexa device when it arrives.
Top Positive Review
GE LED lightbulbs have a checkered past with me. I definitely at one point swore off buying another GE LED lightbulb until I saw dramatic improvement and well, here I am using more GE LED bulbs. That said, my family has used our GE Cync bulbs daily for over six months and I basically have them all over my home both inside and outside and they’ve worked great.
Setup is very easy even for the technologically disinclined individual. You simply download the GE Cync app from your favorite app store, screw in the bulb, and the app walks you through pairing. It’s really that easy and having setup a lot of these bulbs in my house, I feel confident in stating that it’s that easy every time.
The Cync app is an absolute must and it’s a good idea to get familiar with it. Take some time to read up and do explore the brief intro it provides. You can control multiple houses from one app and create multiple rooms or areas, e.g. garage, kitchen, etc., all within the app. You’re easily able to add other users as guests who can have full control of the attached bulbs and devices.
If the app is frustrating you, I do recommend keeping things simple – do you need independent rooms/zones. Or would keeping it easier and just independently naming each bulb make life easier (within the app)?
Another tip – make sure that your connected smart device, e.g. smartphone, is on the same wireless network as the Cync bulbs. Also, be sure that Bluetooth is enabled on the same device.
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My oldest Cync bulb has been going strong for 6+ months and is working great. Since then, I’ve outfitted my exterior garage lights, patio lights, exterior building lights (a detached building in my backyard), bedroom lights and more with these bulbs.
My initial justification was the ability to control lighting whenever I’m not home. Since then I’ve been so impressed with Cync that I just purchased more bulbs for convenience and the RGB lighting controls. My wife and I love to liven up our home to match the current season. Over Halloween we set the Cync bulbs to an orange color to match the rest of our exterior decorations. Similarly we complimented our holiday d??cor with some festive red and green color on our Cync lightbulbs and we love it!
Top Critical Review
I thought these bulbs would be great for my porch lights. Regular lights most of the time and the ability to change colors for different holidays??
After installing the bulbs, I could not get them to connect to the app which says I need to be within 400ft even though I was closer to 4ft. A different step says they need to be that close to the Router when setting up. So, I moved them to a lamp sitting literally right next to the router. They still wouldn??t connect. There are no directions in the box or in the app to help. I had to search for videos on how to reset the bulbs (Power on 8 sec, off 2 sec, repeat 4x). Finally, got a bulb to connect. I tried connecting the second bulb the same way but it wouldn??t pick up any WiFi networks (the first one saw 10 networks). After resetting 5 more times, it finally showed my network with low signal strength, but it did connect. Problem is the app saw both bulbs as the same so they couldn??t be controlled independently.
Eventually, I got everything sorted out and moved them to the porch lights (about 40ft from the router). The bulbs lit up and retained the last color setting before being unscrewed, however they were both non-responsive to the app.
When working, I enjoyed the color options and the whiteness range was nice. But the setup was so frustrating that they weren??t worth it. I returned and found a better set with no issues.
Customer Questions & Answers
Can these bulbs really be controlled via bluetooth or wi-fi as the description states, or do they require a wi-fi connection during setup?
Answer: I really don??t know about Bluetooth. I was only able to set it up via the Alexa app which I assume used the wi-fi network. I didn??t try doing it with wi-fi turned off. The GE Cync app wouldn??t find the bulb at all, FWIW.
Are these bulbs dimmable?
Answer: Dimmable by cync app or hey Google or Alexa. Not sure if they can be dimmed using a dimmer switch.
Is this light bulb works with 5g WiFi??
Answer: Wifi yes
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