Meet the C by GE APP. Live the good light. The simple, connected LED light bulbs for everything you do.
C-Life and C-Sleep are the connected LED light bulbs that go together like day and night, and make it simple to get light that always feels good.
For every room. Finally get all the levels of brightness you need from one bulb – from working, to cooking, to kicking back.
For the bedroom. A bulb that supports your body’s natural sleep cycle – for calmer nights and more vibrant mornings.
Brilliantly effortless setup, all without a hub. Bluetooth® enabled for more responsive control from your smartphone.
Instantly adjust the brightness of every bulb.
Control individual and groups of bulbs at the same time.
You do a lot of different things throughout the day, so you need different kinds of light. C-Life makes it simple to get the optimal light at every moment – all from one light bulb – clear, clean, and feels just right.
There’s nothing more important than sleep. And it all starts with creating the right environment. C-Sleep creates the perfect bedroom light – warm and calm at night, crisp and vibrant in the morning, with direct control or automatic transitions with the Follow The Sun feature.
It is easy to share control with a trusted friend or loved one.
Go to www.cbyge.com to learn more about the full experience and purchase the Starter Pack with 2 C-Life bulbs and 2 C-Sleep bulbs.
Version 4.1.6 (105)
* This update includes a pop-up screen upon launch which encourages existing users to create C by GE accounts. All new users, beginning with this update will be required to create an account. Having a C by GE account ensures preservation of user device and configuration data.
* A new firmware update will now be available for users who have C-reach devices. This new C-reach firmware version (v2.5.567) includes an important security update for users of the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Ratings and Reviews
Should have read the app reviews before purchasing
I own 6 of the sleep bulbs and I’m really upset with myself for not reading the app reviews before purchasing. The bulbs always lose connection and require a factory reset or an app uninstall and reinstall which is frustrating because I have to re-pair and reprogram all 6 bulbs. Each update of the app removed key features and introduces new bugs. First the Follow The Sun feature was removed, and now dark mode. I don’t understand why dark mode would be removed because using this app in the dark with the bright white screen is stark and blinding.
The lasted review has rendered my bulbs useless. It was not connecting to any of the bulbs so I went through the uninstall/reinstalled exercise. Re-paired and reprogrammed as per usual, and the next time I tried to use them, they were not connected again.
These bulbs are not cheap and they are not created by some unknown indie, they are made by one of the largest energy and appliance companies so there is no excuse for such poor app design and development. Reading the reviews, many of these issues have been rampant for over a year. This app has one of the lowest ratings I’ve ever seen on the App Store. Once a consumer purchases these bulbs, they have no choice but to use this app. Maybe GE should fire their dev team and spend some money to rectify the problems instead of breaking the app with every update.
We apologize for the inconvenience. As a part of the development process we looked at different features within the app and we decided to remove the dark theme feature since the utilization was low. Another way of achieving the same effect as the dark theme is to go into Settings->Display & Brightness->Night Shift. We are working diligently to improve our app. In the interim, please feel free to reach out to customer support to see what can be done for the inconvenience. You can contact us for assistance CbyGE Customer Service Hotline 1(844) 30-CbyGE (844-302-2943) email@example.com.
Love product but there are a couple exceptions:
I’ll begin by saying that I’m a huge fan of this product. I have 4 bulbs total, purchased at Target. Two C-Life bulbs are in our living room, they simply go on and off and can be dimmed. The two C-Sleep bulbs are in our bedroom, they are programmable by time and have three lighting choices. I use these to simulate sunrise on the weekdays along with my alarm clock. It’s been a GREAT HELP with getting up in the morning. It feels more natural and friendly.
That said- we’ve had problems in the past with the bulbs not being found by our phones. At one point my husband and I could both control with our phones, we later had to delete his because that seemed to be what was causing it, despite the fact that we had properly shared controls.
Now that we’ve given up that effort, my only complaint is that the recent update removed the option to choose my own background. Now you can only have a white screen, this is very “loud” when used in the night in a dim room- I really loved the black option.
Overall- would purchase product and app again.
Terrible update for a wonderful product
Updated review Nov 4, 2017...I didn’t think it was possible to make this app any worse but once again I have been proven wrong. It won’t connect to any of my bulbs so they are stuck on the night setting for the sleep bulbs and the others are on the last dimmer setting I used. I tried to delete one and reconnect it to no avail. Now I’ve had to replace the bulbs in my bedroom lamps so I can have bright enough lights throughout the day. Just ridiculous for a company that is supposed to be on the leading edge of technology to keep making this worse. Pricing the Phillips hue bulbs and goi g to make the switch.
Updated review: So the app just updated and I have to accept the terms and conditions but they don’t load for me to accept them so I can’t use the app. I guess it really is time to replace these with something that works.
Original review: I've had these for a few months and they worked ok (a few bugs with the app). But now the follow the sun settings are gone and the only way to get the same automation is schedule each feature individually, schedule an off time and then an on time for the next light setting. RIDICULOUS! I guess I should've gone with the Phillip's Hue instead :(
We are sorry for this! In order to accept the terms you MUST scroll to the bottom. Everything should work normally at that point. Feel free to contact us for assistance CbyGE Customer Service Hotline 1(844) 30-CbyGE (844-302-2943) firstname.lastname@example.org
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.