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GE Bluetooth Smart Switch (In-Wall), 13869
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- Lighting Controllable & Programmable From Smartphone Or Tablet Without The Need Of A Gateway, Hub Or Router
- Maximizes Range Of Bluetooth Technology With New Csr Mesh Chipset
- Allows Scheduling & Controlling Of Any Hardwired Light Sources In The Home
- Replaces Current Light Switch Using Home's Existing Wiring
- Equipped With Screw Terminals Instead Of Flying Leads
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Bluetooth Smart lighting controls from GE provide an easy-to-install and affordable system to control lighting and small appliances in your home. Enjoy the benefits of home automation without an Internet connection or difficulties associated with complex hubs with the free Avi-On app for Apple and Android devices.
GE Bluetooth Smart Switch (In-Wall)
Take control of your home lighting!
Transform your home into a state-of-the-art smart home using the GE Bluetooth In-Wall Smart Switch. The GE Smart Switch allows you to wirelessly schedule and control any hard-wired light source in your home.
- Wirelessly control lights and appliances from smartphones and tablets.
- Flexible scheduling options: daily, weekly, sunrise and sunset and random vacation.
- Countdown feature turns lights off after set amount of time.
- Includes white and light almond paddles.
- Requires iOS 7.0 or Android 4.4 or later.
Wirelessly schedule, control and dim lights from your smartphone or tablet.
Free App Download
The free Avi-on app connects to your Bluetooth devices, so you can control your home lighting without an Internet connection or complex hub.
Multi-switch control is perfect for any room in your home. Requires GE Add-On Switch (sold separately).
Works with All Bulbs
Works with all LED, CFL, halogen and incandescent bulbs, as well as fans, pumps, small appliances and more.
Total Home Control
Each GE Smart Control repeats the signal up to 100 feet. Additional GE Smart Controls extend the range of your network for total control.
Easy to Install
Using your home's existing wiring, the switch can be installed in as little as 15 minutes.
Includes both white and light almond paddles to match any decor in your home. Brown, black and ivory paddles sold separately.
Requires Neutral Wire
Replaces your current light switch and is easy to install using your home's existing wiring.
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GE Add-On Switch
The GE Add-On Switch replaces your current switch, uses existing wiring and provides your home with ultimate flexibility. It is compatible with GE In-Wall Z-Wave, Bluetooth, and ZigBee Switches, Dimmers and Fan Controls. It operates as your home automation systems secondary control where three-way or four-way wiring configurations are required.
GE Bluetooth Smart Dimmer (In-Wall)
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Transform your home into a smart home with the GE Bluetooth In-Wall Smart Switch. Control and program your lighting directly from your phone or tablet - no need for a gateway, hub or even a router. This one-of-a-kind smart switch allows you to schedule and control of any hard-wired light sources in your home. The switch replaces your current light switch and is easy to install by using your home's existing wiring and is equipped with screw terminals instead of flying leads. It features multiple scheduling options including seven-day, sunrise and sunset, random and vacation and custom countdowns.
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Top Customer Reviews
Unlike some of the cloud-based home automation products out there (Belkin Wemo, Philips Hue), the GE smart switch takes an approach of using your phone to make programming the switch fabulously easy while getting rid of the need for an Internet connection and remote cloud control.
I installed this into a standard 1-gang opening with dedicated control over a single light. The switch supports 3-way and 4-way operation for more complicated configurations but I didn’t need that (thankfully since that is more complicated to wire). I have experience installing switches like this where there is a built-in-microcontroller so I got it working in a few minutes on the first try. If your home has modern wiring, it’s straightforward:
In your wall box, there will be a white wire. Sometimes these are all just connected together and don’t connect to the light switch at all. You’ll have to tap into that white wire and run it to this switch using an included 4” jumper wire. You’ll attach ground as usual and then comes the one thing that requires some thought…you’ll probably have two black wires. One is going up to the light switch receptacle and the other is going to your power source. You’ll need to get those in the right order. Because of how my house is wired, I can usually tell the power source wire because it will be tapped into and run off to another light switch elsewhere in the house. Whereas the wires up to my light fixture are all by their lonesome.
Happily, the switch itself isn’t overly big (it’s smaller than the Wemo switches) so shoving it back into the receptacle wasn’t difficult.
The included instructions are pretty good after you study them a bit.
Once I powered on the breaker, the switch worked like a regular switch. It has a rocker-style operation and clicking “up” means “on” and clicking “down” means “off”. There is a pin-head sized blue LED to tell you that the switch is operational. The blue LED starts out flashing, indicating that it is not configured. From there, I launched the free “avi-on” app on my phone and it made me register for a cloud account (why, oh why???) and then very quickly discovered my light switch and took control of it. From there the blue LED becomes on solid and you can program up to 7 different schedules. The avi-on app uses a cool pie-chart view to show you hours of the day the switch will be on and which hours it will be off.
Once you configure it, you can pretty much forget about it, just like any other timer switch. In fact, you could uninstall the avi-on app because you’ll never need it again unless you want to change the config (or have the convenience of turning the light on/off from your Bluetooth device.)
Because you program this switch through an app, they are able to make it look like a regular light switch. So many other timer switches are covered in buttons or have LCD displays but this doesn’t need any of that. I love that it looks completely normal and yet is fully programmable.
If you’re within Bluetooth range, you can use your phone to turn the switch on or off (through the avi-on app). This is done using Bluetooth, not wifi, so you don’t need a working Internet connection. Unfortunately, launching the app takes a good 5-10 seconds, so it’s usually faster just to walk over to the switch. I prefer the Bluetooth approach to “cloud-based” products like Wemo and Hue because it’s one less security breach to worry about.
The switch has a countdown feature. You can configure it to “turn off the light in 45 minutes”. I don’t understand what use this is, but it’s there and it does work.
Overall, this is the best timer light switch I’ve used. I love that it looks and acts like a “normal” light switch. I love that it doesn’t need to connect to the Internet. And of course, I love that it is extremely easy to program and “just works”. I love it so much that after testing this, I quickly went out and bought the timer/dimmer version of the same switch for another use in my house.
SMART DIMMER: 2 STARS
I was so impressed with the timer switch that I went out and bought the timer/dimmer variant. Unfortunately, I'm quite unhappy with that product and Amazon won't let me write a separate review for that product. The Timer/Dimmer is essentially the same but it purports to be able to dim the light. Indeed, you can manually dim, and it works great. But when you use the timer function, all dimming is wipe away; the light always turns on at 100% brightness. That defeats the purpose as I wanted a dimmed light on a timer. For me, the timer/dimmer product only merits 2-stars. If it wasn't installed into my house, I'd immediately return it. $45 down the drain, bummer.
Thing to note is that these will only work with your phone if you are within bluetooth range, but that was ok with me and worked with what I had in plan.
I would also add that if you have multiples installed around the house, they do increase the range in which you can then control the devices.
All I was looking for was something I could control with my phone and setup schedules with. It does that just fine.