How to Set Up a C by GE Sol Lamp

Introduction

The C by GE Sol is a smart lamp with an LED light ring that goes from cool to warm white light. It also has Amazon's Alexa built in, meaning you can issue voice commands to it just like you can with an Amazon Echo. This guide will help you set up your Sol lamp for the first time.
Before You Begin:
You must have the C by GE app installed.
You must have the Amazon Alexa app installed.
sol lamp
 

1 Power On

  1. Connect the power cord into the bottom of the unit.
    sol power
  2. Plug the power cord into an available wall outlet.
    Plug into outlet.
  3. If the lamp does not turn on, tap the sol button on the top of the unit.
    on button

2 Initial Set Up

  1. Open the C by GE app.
    c by ge app logo
  2. Sign-in using your C by GE account, or create a new account.
    c by ge sign in
  3. Tap the plus in the top right corner of your screen.
    c by ge home screen
  4. Tap Add New Devices from the popup menu.
    c by ge add new devices
  5. Select Sol from the options.
    c by ge sol selected
  6. Read the Setup information then tap Get Started at the bottom of the screen.
    c by ge get started
  7. Plugin your Sol Lamp and wait for the yellow ring to appear around the light. Once it is ready, tap Continue.
    wait for yellow light around lamp
  8. Exit the C by GE app.
    exit c by ge app

3 OS Choice

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen

? What kind of mobile device are you working with?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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The C by GE Sol is a smart lamp with an LED light ring that goes from cool to warm white light. It also has Amazon's Alexa built in, meaning you can issue voice commands to it just like you can with an Amazon Echo. This guide will help you set up your Sol lamp for the first time.
Before You Begin:
You must have the C by GE app installed.
You must have the Amazon Alexa app installed.
sol lamp
 
  1. Connect the power cord into the bottom of the unit.
    sol power
  2. Plug the power cord into an available wall outlet.
    Plug into outlet.
  3. If the lamp does not turn on, tap the sol button on the top of the unit.
    on button
  1. Open the C by GE app.
    c by ge app logo
  2. Sign-in using your C by GE account, or create a new account.
    c by ge sign in
  3. Tap the plus in the top right corner of your screen.
    c by ge home screen
  4. Tap Add New Devices from the popup menu.
    c by ge add new devices
  5. Select Sol from the options.
    c by ge sol selected
  6. Read the Setup information then tap Get Started at the bottom of the screen.
    c by ge get started
  7. Plugin your Sol Lamp and wait for the yellow ring to appear around the light. Once it is ready, tap Continue.
    wait for yellow light around lamp
  8. Exit the C by GE app.
    exit c by ge app

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select WiFi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Connect to the GESOL WiFi Network.
    gesol android wifi
    The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
  4. Go back to the G by GE app.
    c by ge app logo
  5. Select your WiFi network from the list, then tap Continue at the bottom.
    select your wifi network from teh list
  6. Enter your WiFi credentials, then tap Join.
    enter wifi credentials
  7. Exit the C by GE app.
    exit c by ge app
  8. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  9. Select WiFi.
    Wi-Fi
  10. Connect back to your home WiFi network.
    Connect to home WiFi network.
  1. Open the C by GE app.
    c by ge app logo
  2. Tap Continue.
    press continue
  3. Tap Sign in with Amazon.
    sign in with amazon
     
  4. Fill in your Amazon credentials, then tap Continue.
    fill in amazon credentials
  5. Tap Continue at the bottom of the screen.
    tap continue
  6. Read the instructions, then tap Continue.
    tap continue
  7. Read the instructions on screen, then tap Continue.
    tap continue
  1. Open the Alexa App.
    amazon alexa app
  2. Tap the Menu button in the top left.
    alexa menu
  3. Tap Skills & Games.
    skills and games
  4. Search for CBYGE.
    alexa search for cbyge
  5. Tap on C by GE.
    tap c by ge
  6. Tap Enable to Use.
    enable to use
  7. Type in your C by GE username and password, then press Sign In.
    sign in c by ge
  8. Tap the X in the top right corner.
    x top right
  9. Tap Discover Devices.
    discover devices
  10. Wait for the Alexa app to discover your Sol lamp.
    Device discovery waiting screen in Alexa app.
  11. Once your Sol lamp has been added to the Alexa app, it is ready to accept commands from and be controlled by your voice.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Connect to the GESOL WiFi Network.
    gesol wifi network

    The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.

  3. Go back to the G by GE app.
    c by ge app logo
  4. Select your WiFi network from the list, then tap Continue at the bottom.
    select your wifi network from teh list
  5. Enter your WiFi credentials, then tap Join.
    enter wifi credentials
  6. Exit the C by GE app.
    exit c by ge app
  7. Open the Settings app.
    iOS Settings.
  8. Connect back to your home WiFi network.
    connect to your home wifi
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