How to Set Up a GE C-Life Light

Introduction

The C-Life Bulbs by GE are smart bulbs for everyday life. These bulbs are specifically made to be fully controllable with the app and make life more comfortable. Dim or brighten instantly and you can group/control multiple bulbs.

From the C by GE app you can control light bulbs, set scenes, create custom light schedules, and add voice controls to the compatible bulbs in your home. First, you will need to verify that your mobile device's Bluetooth is turned on.

C-Life bulb

This guide will cover:

  • Installing your C-Life bulb
  • Downloading and installing the C by GE App
  • Creating a C by GE account
  • Connecting your lights
  • And joining your lights into a group

1 Physical Installation

You should not install these bulbs into fixtures with dimmer switches. This will cause the bulb to work poorly.

To install your bulb, simply screw it into the fixture as you normally would any bulb.
A c-life bulb being turned on.

2 App

From the C by GE app you can control light bulbs, set scenes, create custom light schedules, and add voice controls to the compatible bulbs in your home. First, you will need to verify that your mobile device's Bluetooth is turned on.

The C by GE app home page.

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The C-Life Bulbs by GE are smart bulbs for everyday life. These bulbs are specifically made to be fully controllable with the app and make life more comfortable. Dim or brighten instantly and you can group/control multiple bulbs.

From the C by GE app you can control light bulbs, set scenes, create custom light schedules, and add voice controls to the compatible bulbs in your home. First, you will need to verify that your mobile device's Bluetooth is turned on.

C-Life bulb

This guide will cover:

  • Installing your C-Life bulb
  • Downloading and installing the C by GE App
  • Creating a C by GE account
  • Connecting your lights
  • And joining your lights into a group

You should not install these bulbs into fixtures with dimmer switches. This will cause the bulb to work poorly.

To install your bulb, simply screw it into the fixture as you normally would any bulb.
A c-life bulb being turned on.

From the C by GE app you can control light bulbs, set scenes, create custom light schedules, and add voice controls to the compatible bulbs in your home. First, you will need to verify that your mobile device's Bluetooth is turned on.

The C by GE app home page.

  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. Open Play Store.
    Google Play Store.

  2. Type "C by GE" in the search bar.
    Android search for C by GE

  3. Select C by GE in the search results.
  4. Click Install to start downloading the app.
    Android app for C by GE with install highlighted

  5. Click Open to proceed to the setup.
  1. Tap Log In.
    C by GE setup page.

  2. Tap Create Account.
    C by GE's log in page with create account highlighted.

  3. Fill in the information and tap Create Account.
    C by GE's create account page with name and e-mail fields highlighted.

  4. Tap OK.
    Welcome page with OK highlighted.

  5. Type your email and password and tap Log In.
    C by GE log in page.

  6. Navigate to the email you used to create your account.
    Various icons of different e-mail clients.

  7. In an email from CbyGETeam, click on the activation link.
    C by GE link to verify e-mail.

  8. Your account has been created and is now activated.
    Activation successful checkmark.
  1. Open the C by GE app.
    C by GE icon.

  2. Tap Add a bulb.
    C by GE home page showing add a bulb highlighted.

  3. Tap the type of bulb you would like to add.
    C by GE select devices page.

  4. The app will search for your bulb(s). When all bulbs have been found, tap Next.
    C by GE Finding bulbs page with next highlighted.

  5. Start using your bulbs or tap Name Your Bulbs to help identify which bulbs are which.
    Name your bulbs button.

  6. Tap Name Bulb.
    Name bulb icon.

  7. Type an identifying name for your bulb and then tap Save.
    Bulb name field.

  8. Tap on a bulb to see its settings.
    Bulb settings page with TV 1 bulb highlighted.

  9. Move the slider to adjust the brightness of the bulb.
    TV 1 bulb brightness dimmer.
  1. Tap Create new group.
    C by GE home page showing create a new group icon.

  2. Tap the bulbs you would like in the group. Each bulb should have a check beside it.
    Bulb selector.

  3. Type in a group name that identifies the group by area like "Living Room" or "Bedroom."
    Name New Group field.

  4. Tap Next.
    Name new group next button.

  5. You can now control individual bulbs or the entire room.
    Group named Den settings page.

  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.
  1. From the main screen, open the App Store.
    iOS main screen showing the app store highlighted.

  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap on Search.
    iOS app store search icon

  3. Type C by GE in the search bar.
    iOS app store with c by ge searched.

  4. Tap Search to start the search.
    iOS search icon.

  5. Tap GET.
    C by GE get icon

  6. Verify the download with your touch ID or pass code.
    iOS touch ID to install.

  7. The app will begin downloading.
    C by GE in the process of downloading

  8. Once the app has downloaded, tap OPEN.
    iOS open icon.
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