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How to Use Your C by GE Sol Lamp

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Introduction

Using this guide you can learn how to master your C by GE Sol Lamp. Combine the lamp with other lights into groups, automate the lamp using the app, make your home your own by setting scenes, and finally, control it all with Alexa.
Before You Begin:
Your Sol Lamp must already be set up.
C by GE Sol Lamp promo image

1 Control Individual Lights

  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. You can control lights individually from either:
    • The main screen outside any group
      Light bulbs controls highlighted on main screen in C by GE app.
    • Or you can tap on a group's name to show the individual lights included in it
      Light group names highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap the toggle switch to turn on or off an individual light.
    Light toggle switch highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Tap the brightness icon to dim or brighten an individual light.
    Brightness icon highlighted for individual light in C by GE app.
  5. Move the brightness slider left or right to the percentage you prefer then tap Done.
    Done option highlighted on brightness setting popup in C by GE app.
  6. Tap the color swatch to set the color temperature for an individual light.
    Color swatch highlighted for individual light bulb in C by GE app.
  7. Choose the color temperature that you prefer and tap Done.
    Done option highlighted on color temperature selection screen in C by GE app.
  8. You'll see the color swatch change to the color temperature you chose.
    Group of light bulbs in C by GE app.

2 Create 'Rooms' for Multiple Lights

You can create Rooms for your C by GE lights that allow you to control a whole room instead of individual lights.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Then tap Add New Room.
    Add New Room option highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Select a suggested room name and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in room name selection screen of C by GE app.
  5. Choose the light(s) you want to add then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in lights selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. You'll see the new group show up in the rooms list. If you want to add more lights tap the name of the group.
    New group added to the room list in C by GE app.
  7. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  8. Then tap Add Lights.
    Add Lights option highlighted in C by GE app.
  9. Choose the light(s) you want to add then tap Save.
    Save option highlighted in C by GE app.
  10. You'll see the new light(s) show up in the group.
    New light showing up in list C by GE app.

3 Control Rooms

  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. Tap the toggle switch to turn on or off the lights within a group.
    Light toggle switches highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. To change the brightness or color temperature of all the lights in a group, tap the name of the group.
    Light group names highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Move the brightness slider left or right to the percentage you prefer.
    Brightness slider highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Tap Room Color Mood to set the color temperature.
    Room Color Mood option highlighted in C by GE app.
  6. Choose the color temperature preset that you prefer and tap Done.
    Done option highlighted on Room Color Mood selection screen.

4 Automate Lights

You can set an automated schedule for all your C by GE lights.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Tap Automation at the bottom.
    Automation tab highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Then tap Automate Rooms.
    Automate Rooms option highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Choose the light(s) you want to automate then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in light selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. Customize how the light(s) should behave for this automation then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in lights customization screen of C by GE app.
  7. Set the time, fade interval and day(s) then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in automation customization screen of C by GE app.
  8. You'll see the new lighting automation show up in the list.
    New lighting automation showing up in C by GE app.

5 Create 'Scenes' for Mood Lighting

Scenes let you adjust certain lights with just a tap.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Go to the Scenes tab.
    Scenes tab highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Then tap Add New Scene.
    Add New Scene option highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Select a suggested scene name and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in scene name selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. Choose the light(s) you want to use in the scene then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in lights selection screen of C by GE app.
  7. Customize how the light(s) should behave for this scene then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in lights customization screen of C by GE app.
  8. You'll see the new scene show up in the list.
    New scene showing up in C by GE app.

6 Automate Scenes

After creating a scene, you can automate it just like any of your lights.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Tap Automation at the bottom.
    Automation tab highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Then tap Automate a Scene.
    Automate a Scene option highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Choose an existing scene then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in scene selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. Set the time, fade interval and day(s) then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in automation customization screen of C by GE app.
  7. You'll see the new scene automation show up in the list.
    New scene automation showing up in C by GE app.

7 Control the Lamp Using Alexa

As long as your Sol Lamp is paired with your Alexa account you can use Alexa to control your lamp. Try using these voice commands.

  • Alexa, turn Sol Light on.
  • Alexa, turn Sol Light off.
  • Alexa, brighten Sol Light.
  • Alexa, dim Sol Light.
  • Alexa, set Sol Light to 100%. [other options: from 1% to 100%]
  • Alexa make Sol Light cooler.
  • Alexa make Sol Light warmer.
  • Alexa, set Sol Light to cool white. [other options: warm white, soft white, white or daylight]

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Using this guide you can learn how to master your C by GE Sol Lamp. Combine the lamp with other lights into groups, automate the lamp using the app, make your home your own by setting scenes, and finally, control it all with Alexa.
Before You Begin:
Your Sol Lamp must already be set up.
C by GE Sol Lamp promo image
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. You can control lights individually from either:
    • The main screen outside any group
      Light bulbs controls highlighted on main screen in C by GE app.
    • Or you can tap on a group's name to show the individual lights included in it
      Light group names highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap the toggle switch to turn on or off an individual light.
    Light toggle switch highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Tap the brightness icon to dim or brighten an individual light.
    Brightness icon highlighted for individual light in C by GE app.
  5. Move the brightness slider left or right to the percentage you prefer then tap Done.
    Done option highlighted on brightness setting popup in C by GE app.
  6. Tap the color swatch to set the color temperature for an individual light.
    Color swatch highlighted for individual light bulb in C by GE app.
  7. Choose the color temperature that you prefer and tap Done.
    Done option highlighted on color temperature selection screen in C by GE app.
  8. You'll see the color swatch change to the color temperature you chose.
    Group of light bulbs in C by GE app.
You can create Rooms for your C by GE lights that allow you to control a whole room instead of individual lights.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Then tap Add New Room.
    Add New Room option highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Select a suggested room name and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in room name selection screen of C by GE app.
  5. Choose the light(s) you want to add then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in lights selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. You'll see the new group show up in the rooms list. If you want to add more lights tap the name of the group.
    New group added to the room list in C by GE app.
  7. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  8. Then tap Add Lights.
    Add Lights option highlighted in C by GE app.
  9. Choose the light(s) you want to add then tap Save.
    Save option highlighted in C by GE app.
  10. You'll see the new light(s) show up in the group.
    New light showing up in list C by GE app.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your mobile device.
    C by GE.
  2. Tap the toggle switch to turn on or off the lights within a group.
    Light toggle switches highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. To change the brightness or color temperature of all the lights in a group, tap the name of the group.
    Light group names highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Move the brightness slider left or right to the percentage you prefer.
    Brightness slider highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Tap Room Color Mood to set the color temperature.
    Room Color Mood option highlighted in C by GE app.
  6. Choose the color temperature preset that you prefer and tap Done.
    Done option highlighted on Room Color Mood selection screen.
You can set an automated schedule for all your C by GE lights.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Tap Automation at the bottom.
    Automation tab highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Then tap Automate Rooms.
    Automate Rooms option highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Choose the light(s) you want to automate then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in light selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. Customize how the light(s) should behave for this automation then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in lights customization screen of C by GE app.
  7. Set the time, fade interval and day(s) then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in automation customization screen of C by GE app.
  8. You'll see the new lighting automation show up in the list.
    New lighting automation showing up in C by GE app.
Scenes let you adjust certain lights with just a tap.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Go to the Scenes tab.
    Scenes tab highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Then tap Add New Scene.
    Add New Scene option highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Select a suggested scene name and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in scene name selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. Choose the light(s) you want to use in the scene then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in lights selection screen of C by GE app.
  7. Customize how the light(s) should behave for this scene then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in lights customization screen of C by GE app.
  8. You'll see the new scene show up in the list.
    New scene showing up in C by GE app.
After creating a scene, you can automate it just like any of your lights.
  1. Launch the C by GE app on your phone or tablet.
    C by GE App.
  2. Tap Automation at the bottom.
    Automation tab highlighted in C by GE app.
  3. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add sign highlighted in C by GE app.
  4. Then tap Automate a Scene.
    Automate a Scene option highlighted in C by GE app.
  5. Choose an existing scene then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted in scene selection screen of C by GE app.
  6. Set the time, fade interval and day(s) then tap Create.
    Create option highlighted in automation customization screen of C by GE app.
  7. You'll see the new scene automation show up in the list.
    New scene automation showing up in C by GE app.

As long as your Sol Lamp is paired with your Alexa account you can use Alexa to control your lamp. Try using these voice commands.

  • Alexa, turn Sol Light on.
  • Alexa, turn Sol Light off.
  • Alexa, brighten Sol Light.
  • Alexa, dim Sol Light.
  • Alexa, set Sol Light to 100%. [other options: from 1% to 100%]
  • Alexa make Sol Light cooler.
  • Alexa make Sol Light warmer.
  • Alexa, set Sol Light to cool white. [other options: warm white, soft white, white or daylight]