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How to reset a smart light bulb

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9:34 pm on Jun 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Being an early adopter can be a frustrating experience as kinks are ironed out, bugs are squashed, and interfaces are improved. It comes with the territory. However, there is simply no excuse for what General Electric (GE) has done to users of its smart light bulbs.

Called, bafflingly, C by GE, these Bluetooth, Alexa, and Google Assistant-compliant LED products have it all. They allow for "smarter lighting in every way," says GE: put them on a schedule; change the ambiance in real time; control them with your voice while, um, carrying your dog.

[theregister.co.uk...]

Read on for the mind-numbing details. We live in interesting times!

I want my incandescent bulbs back!
9:55 pm on June 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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One day Smart objects will take over the power and control the World ...
11:25 pm on June 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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One day Smart objects will take over the power and control the World ..


They have already, (smart objects) but just aren't letting on that they have...
12:49 am on June 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Fortunately, the only smart device in my house is just me.
1:58 am on June 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@Marshall ... I wish I could say that, but roommate keeps reminding me I'm dumb as a post.

Fortunately I'm too dense to believe that. :)

(door opened for jeers and beers)...
5:59 pm on June 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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One day Smart objects will take over the power and control the World ...

Good! The dumb ones in control of the world haven't been doing such a great job for a long time.
6:51 pm on June 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone really need a smart lightbulb? Nooo, they don't. I'm glad to see the back of incandescent bulbs for general use. Today's dumb leds are way better than the intermediate cfl bulb.
3:15 am on June 27, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I thought "smart" was code for "we added wifi to your toilet handle so we could monitor it(and you)".