We recently reviewed General Electric's 'C-Life' Bluetooth smart light bulbs, and they're nearly perfect — as long as you have a Google Home for them to connect to. Now you can get Google's Smart Light Starter Kit, which contains one GE A19 bulb and one Home Mini, for just $45. That's $10 off the usual price. Read More
Most smart home products use one of four connectivity options — WiFi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, or Bluetooth Low Energy. Bluetooth products are a little less popular, because they can only be controlled locally via a smartphone, or remotely if the company makes its own Bluetooth to WiFi hub. General Electric's C-Life A19 bulbs use Bluetooth too, but they're special because they're one of the few products that can use a Google Home speaker as their hub.
The C-Life Smart Bulb has no separate account to manage, no additional hubs to plug into your router, and no Wi-Fi connections to deal with. All you need is a Google Home, the Home app, and you're set. Read More