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Offline djrakso

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2014, 03:32:59 pm »
Same here!
I returned the Wink Hub for the HUE Bridge and the GE Link lights work without any problems.

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2014, 10:11:58 pm »
I ordered a Wink and 2 bulbs off Amazon but the bulbs are delayed and the Wink hasn't even shipped yet. :-) There's documentation on how to root the wink hub and someone made an android app to control it so there's definite potential for slaving it to Vera as a Zigbee etc radio.
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Re: GE Link
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2014, 03:21:33 pm »
Wink has so much work to do. Geofencing doesn't work. Scheduling is half baked. No motion detection and it being proprietary is holding it back. That's why I wanted to integrate with Vera. Allow my existing network and HA to create scenes to google GE Lights.


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Re: GE Link
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2014, 04:27:31 pm »
I have 2 wink hubs with ge link bulbs but ended up buying a hue hub off ebay for $40 and now use this to control my ge link bulbs through vera with the hue plugin.  Works much better.

You can control Ge Link through the Hue Hub??

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2014, 04:28:51 pm »
Yes and works great.  Response is much faster. 

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2014, 07:27:02 pm »
Did you have to do anything to get the hub to recognize the GE bulbs? I though hue and GE link were seperate things

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2014, 05:14:16 pm »
No they are both zigbee.  Just follow the normal hue pairing directions and when it is searching for bulbs just turn the bulb on and it will flash just like with wink hub.

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2014, 06:27:43 pm »
Cool! Thanks.

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2014, 09:14:51 pm »
Hue can control link bulbs? That's awesome! 

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2014, 11:27:55 pm »
Hue can control link bulbs? That's awesome!

Yup, but remember the GE Link bulbs aren't colorful yet... maybe down the road  they will make some :(

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Re: GE Link
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2015, 10:23:29 am »

Hue can control link bulbs? That's awesome!

Yup, but remember the GE Link bulbs aren't colorful yet... maybe down the road  they will make some :(

Did you see the Cree light bulbs? Cnet gave them better reviews than GE Link.


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Re: GE Link
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2015, 08:31:10 pm »
I'm not sure about the new 4Flow design from Cree.  They reduced their warranty from 10 years down to 3. 

I would like to know about the GE Link Hub (only control lights, uses GE app) and if anyone has looked into a plug-in for Vera, since Home Depot has a starter kit of 2 A-Bulbs and a Hub for $50.  The Cree bulbs appear to be compatible with the same hubs/apps.
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Re: GE Link
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2015, 08:58:54 pm »
I'm not sure about the new 4Flow design from Cree.  They reduced their warranty from 10 years down to 3. 

I would like to know about the GE Link Hub (only control lights, uses GE app) and if anyone has looked into a plug-in for Vera, since Home Depot has a starter kit of 2 A-Bulbs and a Hub for $50.  The Cree bulbs appear to be compatible with the same hubs/apps.

The GE Link bulb and the new Cree bulb pair with either the Philip Hue Hub or the Wink Hub. There is an App to connect the Philip Hue Hub and the Wink Hub to Vera and control the lights through Vera.
I think the Cree bulbs have a better light pattern than the GE Link bulbs, but you can't go wrong with either bulb.
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Re: GE Link
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2015, 06:42:49 am »
I am using a Hue Hub connected to 9 of the Ge Link bulbs and it has worked flawless for 6 weeks now. Each individual light shows up in Vera and integrates in scenes perfectly. I would definitely recommend this set up as a cheaper alternative to buying all Hue bulbs.