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GE Link Starter Pack - Link Hub + 2 Link A19 Light Bulb
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Link Starter Pack - Link Hub + 2 Link A19 Light Bulb

  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
  • Wireless control via smartphone from anywhere in the world
  • 2-year limited warranty
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The GE Link Starter Kit bundles two A19 LED bulbs with the Link Hub, so you can connect your lighting to the Wink app and control it from anywhere. Once connected, you can remotely operate or automate lights from your smartphone. GE Link lighting is energy efficient, using 80% less power than traditional bulbs.

  • Brightness: 800 Lumens
  • Light appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Lasts 22.8 years with estimated energy cost of $1.45/year
  • Compatible with Wink network and products
  • Control remotely from anywhere in the world using your Smartphone or tablet
  • Uses 80% less energy than traditional bulbs
  • A19 bulb uses just 12-Watt (60-Watt replacement)
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  • Wink App Ready - No Wink Hub Required


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After buying the one box can you add on lights? Will I have to purchase multiple boxes for multiple lights?

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March 4, 2016
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mainly NO but yes under specific circumstance. The LINK hub is apparently no longer made and the new bulbs have newer softwear that will not communicate with the link hub. If you can find older bulbs (and the boxes do not list which are the old style vs the new style) you can add to the hub. IF you get a newer bulbs you cannot sync it. I would not have bought this item knowing what I know now. It really Read More
mainly NO but yes under specific circumstance. The LINK hub is apparently no longer made and the new bulbs have newer softwear that will not communicate with the link hub. If you can find older bulbs (and the boxes do not list which are the old style vs the new style) you can add to the hub. IF you get a newer bulbs you cannot sync it. I would not have bought this item knowing what I know now. It really should be removed from the shelves. Read Less
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March 4, 2016
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Yes, you have to buy more "kits" to expand the system. The packaging is old and all of the Zigbee/WINK lights that are available for single purchase are not compatible with this system as the firmware is old and no longer updated. If you want more than 2 lights, return the system and go with HUE or if you want true home automation get the WINK hub and buy as many bulbs from whatever manufacturer you Read More
Yes, you have to buy more "kits" to expand the system. The packaging is old and all of the Zigbee/WINK lights that are available for single purchase are not compatible with this system as the firmware is old and no longer updated. If you want more than 2 lights, return the system and go with HUE or if you want true home automation get the WINK hub and buy as many bulbs from whatever manufacturer you want. Read Less
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November 28, 2015
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The manufacturer states the limit of 128 devices per hub. This is must likely due to a Bluetooth networking limitation.
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August 30, 2015
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Buy as many boxes as you like, take out the bulbs and throw away the hubs. You can control up to 200 bulbs with 1 hub.
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Chicago
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May 4, 2015
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Yes, you can add many lights to a single Link hub and you can give each light a different name in the app. I have not been able to find out what the limit is. The Link hub only controls lights though. If you want to use the other compatible devices, you would have to upgrade to the Wink Hub ($50).
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Bloomington, MN
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April 27, 2015
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You can add as many GE Link bulbs as you like.
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Florence, SC
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April 17, 2015
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After buying the Hub kit, you can add virtually an unlimited amount of bulbs of varying brands and styles, without purchasing another Hub kit.
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April 16, 2015
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I'm running three lights at the moment. Two from this package and one from an amazon deal I bought a few months ago. I use the Staples Connect hub and app rather than the included Link or Wink hubs which are far inferior. I'm not sure if there's an upper limit on the number of bulbs that can be handled at once but adding additional lights is a breeze.
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Weslaco Texas
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April 9, 2015
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You can add almost any of the "smart Connected" lights to the hub that is included in the kit. However I purchased two of the same kit simply because they are the cheapest bulbs. I.E. 4 bulbs and two hubs for $50 vs 1 bulb at $15 each if purchased individually.
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Los Angeles
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March 12, 2015
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GE Link LED bulbs are available for purchase individually. At least as of now (March 2015) the Link hub does not support bulbs from any other manufacturers.
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July 22, 2014
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe the best advice would be to talk to one of our many specialty department professionals at your local Home Depot store. For any other questions, please visit your nearest local Home Depot store or call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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If you lose wi-fi connectivity can you still turn the light on manually?

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Crystal Lake, IL
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May 19, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN, USA
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July 28, 2016
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Yes. A light fixture containing a Link bulb is always left in the switched-on position. To manually over ride the wi-fi hub, set the switch to off, and then back to on. The bulb will turn on at full brightness.
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June 28, 2016
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yes, one thing I noticed is after loosing power and it returning all lights are on. And they are always controllable via the old fashioned way
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June 1, 2016
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Yes. I turn on the light on my end table manually when I don't have my phone on me.
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April 1, 2016
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Yes you can. The light switch overwrite the wink hub. I also unplug the hub to test and the smart light bulb act as a regular LED bulb.
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Memphis, TN
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September 8, 2015
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Yes! You can still operate the lights normally, but you have to make sure to get them back "on track" after manually using them or they will not work with any previous schedules you have setup in Wink.
For me - I have to turn the lamp switch 2x to get it reset for Wink to pick back up on the schedule.
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June 24, 2015
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Hey Kg467! Yes, the GE bulbs still function as regular bulbs if they get disconnected. Lauren - Wink Support
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Atlanta Ga
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May 20, 2015
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Yes you can, the switch still can work as normal.
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Medford, Oregon
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May 19, 2015
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Yes. You have to leave the light switched on to be able to turn it off and on from the app, but if you switch it off and back on manually, it will come on.
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Can you use more than one Iphone to control the lights?

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Just want to know if you can use more than one iphone to control the lights, or just one phone?
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October 28, 2016
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yes, just need to sign on using the same account
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Yes. Curiously however the app must remain loaded in the memory of an iPhone for the programs to run. Two phones can send contradictory signals of course. Zaniness may ensue. And if the hub locks up you will have to make sure that everyone has unloaded the app except the person trying to fix the hub.
If iPhone A user writes a program it automatically shows up on iPhone B. Nice.
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Yes. Curiously however the app must remain loaded in the memory of an iPhone for the programs to run. Two phones can send contradictory signals of course. Zaniness may ensue. And if the hub locks up you will have to make sure that everyone has unloaded the app except the person trying to fix the hub.
If iPhone A user writes a program it automatically shows up on iPhone B. Nice.
One caution however, you will have to run your iPhone on 2.4Ghz not 5Ghz, or it will lock up your hub. If the other phone goes to 5Ghz it may lock up the hub. Make sure that 5Ghz is off of your iPhone WiFi list or it may log into 5Ghz without you knowing. I have a duel band router and this happens occasionally. Read Less
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yes, technically as long as all your devices are logged into the same account
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November 28, 2015
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Yes, I control things from my phone. My husband controls things from his phone. We love WINK!! Had it for over a year....
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June 24, 2015
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Hey Phins51! You can add as many users as you would like to each device. Once they create and confirm their own Wink account, just go to the device's settings page that you would like to share, and click the 'add a user' button. Then you will be asked to input their email and voila! Connection! Lauren - Wink Support
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May 24, 2015
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Yes, I can control them through my Android phone and tablet, and my wifes iOs devices... when they are working.
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May 15, 2015
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Yes. All of your settings are uploaded to their server. When you open the app, everything is sync'ed. So you could even log in on an Android device.
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Is the GE Link A19 Light Bulb compatible with the SMARTTHINGS Hub?

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April 21, 2015
Is the GE Link A19 Light Bulb compatible with the SMARTTHINGS Hub?
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April 1, 2016
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The lightbulb work with the SmartThings v2
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Worcester ,MA
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August 30, 2015
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Yes, but the kit on sale pair the bulbs to your ST ( or any other ZB HA hub) , then throw away the Wink link . Bulbs work great ,but the wink links are just as bad if nor worse than the original Wink Hubs
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May 17, 2015
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Yes, but you may need to email SmartThings support and ask them to update your SmartThings Hub's ZigBee firmware in order to get the bulbs working. (This is what I had to do)
After the firmware update the bulbs work great with SmartThings Hub.
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No. you must use a Link Hub.
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April 21, 2015
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Yes, this product is compatible.
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Link Starter Pack - Link Hub + 2 Link A19 Light Bulb is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 131.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible! I'm so embarrassed to say that I bought one of these as a housewarming gift for a family member. I also bought one for myself, it was a nightmare from the beginning. Customer service is a joke and they made a remark to me that this product is pretty much worthless and the company is no longer producing this product. It worked for the first few hours and then the adapter stopped working, it started flashing colors and not responding. I'm over it! I'm returning this garbage
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this product! After owning this product for 6 months, Hub went offline, can't control a... Don't buy this product! After owning this product for 6 months, Hub went offline, can't control any lightbulbs. Contact Wink app for support, after running the steps repeatedly for 30 minutes. Was told to contact GE for a faulty hub because during the steps, at one point the light of the Hub went dark. Was told that is not normal. Call GE, was told to contact Quirky, the manufacture of the hub (even thou there is a GE logo on the packaging of the box). Quirky say they don't support product not bought via their web site.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The link hub is no longer supported. It only works with these two bulbs and will not work with n... The link hub is no longer supported. It only works with these two bulbs and will not work with newer GE bulbs. I will be returning it.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No warranty support Update: I got a replacement A19 after 60 days of calling Quirky, A week after receiving the replacement lamp the Hub controller stopped working. I have been trying for three week now to get the Hub replaced. I was told again that Logististics would contact me to return the Hub, nothing happened after two weeks ( on vacation). I called again, now the customer rep tells me that they have changed systems and they have no record of my request and I would now have contact by email warranty@Quirky.com to get a replacement Hub. No voice support, I have not gotten a reply in two days. These people continue to waste my time.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I can't believe Home Depot is selling the Link Hub I contacted WInk support after I could not get one of the lights to pair with the Link hub. I learned some of the lights have newer software that is incompatible with the Link hub. The Link hub is NOT being updated due to some issues with the company GE partnered with to develop the the Link hub. I bought a Wink hub (different product than the Link hub), and the GE lights work just fine! Save yourself the trouble and skip this one.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised! After I saw how inexpensive the starter kit was in a Home Depot flyer, I took a look at the product reviews. I was concerned that people had difficulties in setting up the system, especially those who were technically savy. I had wanted to put in a system to turn lights on in my house, so I thought $25.00 dollars and the option to return it if necessary-why not! It took three attempts to connect to the Hub-not sure why, but the last time I changed the outlet. After that setting up each bulb was easy-even created groups! I'm not technically savy and I'm a female in my 60's and I was able to set up this system!! This is a proud moment.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from For starters, the link hub was a pain to connect to my wifi, which took a long time to finally co... For starters, the link hub was a pain to connect to my wifi, which took a long time to finally connect. Once I had finally gotten it connected I started to work on connecting the light bulbs to the wink hub. After trying to connect the bulbs to the hub multiple times, and having to reset the bulb after each attempt, we ended up returning the whole thing, and buying a wink hub 2, instead to connect lightswitches etc. Overall I would not buy this again based on my experience with this product, and would reccommend anyone looking to buy this, to stay away.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beware. This "Link Hub" can only pair with the two bulbs it comes with. The company that manufa... Beware. This "Link Hub" can only pair with the two bulbs it comes with. The company that manufactured the "Link Hub" went out of business so there are no software updates that are available in order for it to pair with more than these two bulbs. If you're looking to pair with more than two bulbs, purchase the Wink Hub or Wink Hub 2 which includes Wink's own and most updated software. Otherwise, this is a good price.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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