How to Set Up a C by GE Smart Light

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the C by GE app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect your mobile device to a C by GE Smart Bulb and the optional Smart Bridge.
You'll Need:
  • A C by GE Smart Bridge (sold separately), if you wish to control your lights while you're away from home or with your voice.
  • A mobile device with Bluetooth 4.0 capability if you don't have a C by GE Smart Bridge.

    Most phones manufactured after June 2010 have Bluetooth 4.0 capability, including the iPhone 4S and above.

? The C by GE app is required for the setup. Do you have it installed on your mobile device?

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the C by GE app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect your mobile device to a C by GE Smart Bulb and the optional Smart Bridge.
You'll Need:
  • A C by GE Smart Bridge (sold separately), if you wish to control your lights while you're away from home or with your voice.
  • A mobile device with Bluetooth 4.0 capability if you don't have a C by GE Smart Bridge.

    Most phones manufactured after June 2010 have Bluetooth 4.0 capability, including the iPhone 4S and above.

The C-Reach is a C by GE Smart Bridge that connects your Bluetooth capable C by GE Smart Bulbs to your home's Wi-Fi network, so that you can control your lights with just your voice or while you're away from home.
C-Reach smart bridge plugged into power outlet.
  1. Plug the smart bridge into a wall outlet.
    C-Reach smart bridge plugged into power outlet.
  2. Your mobile device will need to be connected to the smart bridge's setup network in order to proceed.

    The Wi-Fi setup network will contain C-Reach in its name.

  1. Open Apps on your mobile device.
    Android Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in Android settings.
  4. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.
  5. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains C-Reach in the list below and tap it to connect.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Then tap Add New Devices.
    Add New Devices option highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Select C-Reach.
    Smart bridge highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. We've already connected to the smart bridges's Wi-Fi and we're ready to proceed, so just tap Continue.
    Continue button highlighted in C by GE app.
  6. Tap Done to finish.
    Done option highlighted in C by GE app.

  1. Make sure your lamp or light fixture is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing bulb.
  3. Carefully install your new C by GE smart bulb.
    Install Bulb

    If you're installing multiple light bulbs at the same time, make sure they're placed within 40 feet of each other.

  4. Turn your lamp or light fixture on.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Then tap Add New Devices.
    Add New Devices option highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Select C-Sleep & C-Life Lights.
    Light bulbs highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. We've already installed the light bulb, so just tap Continue.
    Continue button highlighted in C by GE app.
  6. And we've already turned on the light as well. Tap Continue.
    Continue button highlighted in C by GE app.
  7. The light bulb will blink three times once your mobile device is connected to it.
    Light bulb connection screen in C by GE app.
  8. Give the light bulb the name that you prefer then tap Done to finish.
    Done button highlighted in C by GE app.
  9. Your new light bulb will appear in the devices list and is now ready to use.
    New light bulb showing up in devices list of C by GE app.
  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains C-Reach in the list below and tap it to connect.
  1. Make sure your lamp or light fixture is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing bulb.
  3. Carefully install your new C by GE smart bulb.
    Install Bulb

    If you're installing multiple light bulbs at the same time, make sure they're placed within 40 feet of each other.

  4. Turn your lamp or light fixture on.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Then tap Add New Devices.
    Add New Devices option highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Select C-Sleep & C-Life Lights.
    Light bulbs highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. We've already installed the light bulb, so just tap Continue.
    Continue button highlighted in C by GE app.
  6. And we've already turned on the light as well. Tap Continue.
    Continue button highlighted in C by GE app.
  7. The light bulb will blink three times once your mobile device is connected to it.
    Light bulb connection screen in C by GE app.
  8. Give the light bulb the name that you prefer then tap Done to finish.
    Done button highlighted in C by GE app.
  9. Your new light bulb will appear in the devices list and is now ready to use.
    New light bulb showing up in devices list of C by GE app.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
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