Model # PSB38-BW30

Internet #205404389

GE Link 90W Equivalent Bright White (3000K) PAR38 Connected Home Flood LED Light Bulb
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Link 90W Equivalent Bright White (3000K) PAR38 Connected Home Flood LED Light Bulb

  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
  • Wireless control via smartphone from anywhere in the world
  • Requires Wink Hub for remote access (sold separately)
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Product Overview

  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
  • Wireless control via smartphone from anywhere in the world
  • Requires Wink Hub for remote access (sold separately)
GE Link bulbs connect to the Wink app, allowing you to control your lighting from anywhere. The Link 90W Equivalent Connected Home Flood LED Light Bulb enables you to remotely operate it from your smartphone or automate it to fit your schedule. Even smarter, GE Link lighting is energy efficient, using 80% less power than traditional bulbs and lasting over 22 years.

Product Overview

  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
  • Wireless control via smartphone from anywhere in the world
  • Requires Wink Hub for remote access (sold separately)
Model #: PSB38-BW30
Internet #: 205404389

GE Link bulbs connect to the Wink app, allowing you to control your lighting from anywhere. The Link 90W Equivalent Connected Home Flood LED Light Bulb enables you to remotely operate it from your smartphone or automate it to fit your schedule. Even smarter, GE Link lighting is energy efficient, using 80% less power than traditional bulbs and lasting over 22 years.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Bulb Diameter (In.)
4
Product Depth (in.)
2
Product Height (in.)
3.7
Product Width (in.)
2

Details

Actual Color Temperature (K)
3000
Average Life (hours)
25000
Bulb Shape
Reflector
Bulb Type
Flood and Spot
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
80
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Light Bulb Base Type
Medium
Light Bulb Features
Energy Saving,Shatter Resistant,Smart Bulb
Light Bulb Shape Code
PAR38
Lighting Technology
LED
Lumens (Brightness)
900
Number of Bulbs Included
1
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Specialty Bulb Type
Household / General Purpose
Wattage Equivalence
90
Works With
Wink

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Bulb Diameter (In.)
4
Product Depth (in.)
2
Product Height (in.)
3.7
Product Width (in.)
2

Details

Actual Color Temperature (K)
3000
Average Life (hours)
25000
Bulb Shape
Reflector
Bulb Type
Flood and Spot
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
80
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Light Bulb Base Type
Medium
Light Bulb Features
Energy Saving,Shatter Resistant,Smart Bulb
Light Bulb Shape Code
PAR38
Lighting Technology
LED
Lumens (Brightness)
900
Number of Bulbs Included
1
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Specialty Bulb Type
Household / General Purpose
Wattage Equivalence
90
Works With
Wink

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year warranty

Questions & Answers

will the phillips hue bridge work as a hub for this bulb?

I have the hue bulbs and bridge. Do i need a separate hue hub?
Asked by: toms
The manufacturer answer provided below is incorrect. (It might have been correct once. I do not know.) GE Link bulbs use the Zigbee device protocol. They connect perfectly to the Philips Hue Bridge.
Answered by: JoshMB
Date published: 2017-03-01

Can this remote control bulb(s) be used in a typical twin outdoor (not enclosed) floodlight fixture?

To replace two existing CFL's.
Asked by: Joey
They are rated as "indoor/outdoor" so I would expect they could be. My are under the eves and somewhat protected from direct rain
Answered by: John
Date published: 2018-04-26

Hi Hats under eaves of roof line?

I have a few hi hats that run along the underside of the eaves along my roof line. They are typically dry, not exposed to direct rain or snow, unless of course some winds happens to kick up some moisture. Are these bulbs suitable for this type of location? Is temperature a factor since I live in NY and have some pretty cold winters?
Asked by: StevieG
That's exactly how mine are installed. However, I live in NW Florida where the low temp reaches around 25 above zero a few nights each year. No problems yet.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2018-04-26

If I install them in flood lights in pairs will they both connect to the hub at the same time or do I link them individually?

Only one is working so far but the other one stays on
Asked by: John
I use the bulbs with the Phillips Hue bridge. In The Phillips Hue appl, the bulbs connect individually but you can create a room setting that groups them. I have mine in a group called "Outside"
Answered by: STM
Date published: 2018-02-28
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Customer Reviews

Link 90W Equivalent Bright White (3000K) PAR38 Connected Home Flood LED Light Bulb is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased two of these indoor/outdoor smart bulbs for my outside, under the eve, driveway flood... I purchased two of these indoor/outdoor smart bulbs for my outside, under the eve, driveway flood lights. It was a pain to go out to the garage to flip the switches each morning and night to turn them on/off. Ofter times, I would forget to turn them off till around noon, thereby wasting electricity. I replaced the standard floods with the PAR 38 smart bulbs connected to my old wink hub and set them to sunset/sunrise. Note that these lights are pretty far from my hub, but still work great. When I called tech support with concern for the distance from the hub, they said the distance issue would be solved because the bulbs would piggyback off bulbs closer to the hub. Also note that I moved my hub off the floor behind the couch to a slighter higher position on top of an end table to improve the range. I put tape over the blue light to make it less obtrusive. I now have a total of ten lights connected and will buy more shortly. They are expensive, but a money saver in the long run given the convenience and long bulb life.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these lights I have 6 of these lights around my home, my home is 850sq ft. and these lights have never failed me once. I have them to turn on automatically when I get home and they always do. They are pretty bright and the color is not a warm white or blue, they are bright white which is what I wanted. I like how I can control each light individually and dim them. I had the wink and now I have the wink 2 and they work perfect, I would recommend to anyone with a smarthome.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Smart-Bulbs at a Great Price Smart bulbs are nothing new. You have products like the Phillips Hue or TCP Connected bulbs that range from a little expensive ($20) to very expensive ($60). ENTER GE GE was sick of these high-priced bulbs (or they wanted to get into the game a little late). Most people really don't need millions of colors to choose from in their ordinary home lighting. Sure, it might be nice but for kits running up to $200 for just 3 bulbs, you're really getting into luxury item territory. GE Link bulbs come in soft white only. This will meet the needs of most users looking for a cheap smart bulb without all the high-end costs. A GE Link A19 bulb will run you $14.97 at the time of this post. Since most LED bulbs are priced anywhere between $5 and $20, the GE Link blends right in while adding a pretty cool feature set. IT'S A LIGHTBULB I'm not huge on perfecting my home's lighting. As long as it works and the lights are the same color, I'm happy. The A19 bulbs work just fine and light up my rooms equally as well as the CFLs we had before them. If you're looking for some detailed information, the bulb outputs 800 lumens, which is just shy of your typical incandescent bulb that puts out 840 lumens. Take with that what you will. As expected, the bulb itself will save you a decent chunk of change over the 22.8 year life. That's on an estimated usage of 3 hours per day. At 11 cents per kWh, you're looking at a yearly cost of about $1.45. Not too bad. WHAT YOU NEED With all that out of the way, what do you need to get up and running with these bad boys? A smartphone (iOS or Android only. Sorry, Windows Phone users!) A Wink Hub A GE Link bulb That's it. Once you've got that all purchased, the setup process is pretty simple: Setup your Wink Hub. This is done through the Wink app. You'll basically enter your Wi-Fi information, automatically send that to your new hub, and then it will be good to go. After connecting your Wink Hub, be sure to check for updates! I didn't do this and spent a good 10 minutes trying to pair my bulbs thinking they were all duds. After letting my hub update, pairing went incredibly quick. Once setup, you add your bulb. Wink has recently added a GE Link option to the list of supported lighting options. Simply select that and it will walk your through the setup - basically screw the bulb in and turn the light on. It will blink 3 times and then you can name it. Simple, right? The only downside is that Wink/GE do not make things clear. I didn't immediately think about updating my hub, I was just in such a hurry to try out these bulbs that I ignored the big bar at the bottom of my phone telling me to check for updates. FACTORY RESET Another thing GE doesn't tell you is how to reset the bulb to factory defaults (which is important to tell the bulb to "forget" the base). After calling Wink support, I found that out pretty quickly: Turn the light fixture off, wait 3 solid seconds. Turn the light fixture on, wait 3 solid seconds. Turn the light fixture off, wait 3 solid seconds. Turn the light fixture on, wait 3 solid seconds. Repeat this 5 or 6 times until the light dims automatically and shoots back on to full brightness quickly. The bulb is now factory reset and can be re-paired. The Wink app, despite it's 3-ish star average review, works pretty well. Pairing the Wink Hub was pretty easy. From there, you have a long list of compatible products to choose from - the more you add, the more functionality you get. On the GE Link side of things, you've got a nice and clean UI to work with. Bulbs show in a list and you can create groups of bulbs however you like. For example, I have four lights in my basement and can now turn them on with a single tap. If I really wanted to, I could also drag my "Basement" group slider and dim each bulb exactly like the others in the group. Pretty neat. You can organize your bulb list however you please. Keep your most used bulbs at the top or bottom - it's your choice. ROBOTS AND SCHEDULES! On top of that, you can also create "Robots", which really allow you to get the most out of your bulbs and Wink setup. Like I said earlier, the more Wink-compatible items you add, the more functionality you'll get out of this piece. For example, I have a robot setup to turn my living room light on whenever I get home between the hours of 8PM and 5AM. It simply uses a geofencing feature that, on most occasions, detects when you enter a certain radius around your home. You can also have it do the opposite - when you leave a certain radius, turn off/on certain lights. It's pretty cool and rather flexible. Finally, you can set specific times to turn lights on and off. Going on vacation and want to fend off would-be house squatters? Freak them out with your magical haunted light bulbs! EVEN MORE CONNECTIVITY Now if you get really invested in Wink, you can do even more! Say you have a Spotter - when the Spotter detects motion, turn on your lights. See where I'm going? It's pretty cool all around and gives you a lot of flexibility in expanding your "Smart Home" one piece at a time - rather than investing in a system all at once. Also, Android Wear will be supported starting in October 2014. After a quick call to support, I was told that it is being included in next month's "big" platform update. I'll be sure to post a follow up whenever I get my hands on it. And I forgot to mention - the whole app is free! No subscriptions, no one-time fees. The only things you ever pay for are the smart items. That's it. SCORING DESIGN - 5/5 As far as LED lightbulbs go, these sure fit the bill. They look pretty cool while still fitting in with your not-so-cool incandescent bulbs. Not nearly as weird looking as your pigtail CFLs, however. FUNCTIONALITY - 4/5 My only issue with these bulbs is how little GE tells you in order to set them up. They leave out something critical (albeit pretty obvious) in that everything needs to be updated to work. You see some bad reviews for these bulbs simply because people didn't understand how to pair them. Beyond that, however, these things are awesome. I love being able to sit on my bed and shut off the lights that I accidentally forgot to turn off - no more walking around like a peasant. They work pretty much all the time and are reliable enough to know that when you're not home, the lights are off. OVERAL - 5/5 Despite (5+4)/2 not quite equaling 5, I'm just going to do it anyway. These bulbs shine (sorry). They're cheap, efficient, and work just like every other smart bulb out there - and they use a hub that works with a number of other products. No stupid proprietary hubs needed! So if you're looking for soft white bulbs that you can turn on or off from anywhere in the world - these are it. With that, you also get a huge amount of additional functionality through Robots, Scheduling, and simply by buying more Wink-compatible products. It's a win-win for everyone.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wink & GE Link bulbs The GE Link bulbs and the Wink Connected hub are a bit more hobbyist than mainstream at this point. However, the GE Link bulbs (60W, 60W indoor floor and 90W outdoor flood) have all worked very well. The light quality is very "hot" producing a very white white light. The 60W lamp bulbs have an interesting dispersion pattern that looks very cool in some lamps / fixtures but not good in others. Floor lamps are good, ceiling cans are good, George Nelson bubble lamps are much better with a standard incandescent or soft white CFL. The indoor floods appear to have flickering issues when they are connected to a dimming switch. The outdoor floods are really good. They have the illumination power of the power hungry halogens and the dispersion pattern is much tighter than the TCP Connected lights.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bulbs work great! I purchased 2 of these for outdoor use and they work well. Shine is brilliant! The only problem I have is keeping them paired to the wink hub. Hub really is not ready for prime time.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The lights do fine. They are not as bright as other LED flood lights that I have used but suffic... The lights do fine. They are not as bright as other LED flood lights that I have used but sufficient for general exterior home applications. I switched to these to take advantage of the "connected" aspect of the product. I have the lights set up with a Phillips Hue bridge and use Amazon's Echo (Alexa) and IFTTT recipes to switch them on/off. This control process works consistently and as expected. Only negative is that the HUE application shows the lights are "not reachable" - however they still function (turn on/off) with voice commands and app commands. I do not know if the issue is with Phillips Hue bridge, the GE bulb or the ZigBee protocol connecting the two. Never the less - ultimately, they work and I am happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not ready for prime time Use the par38 bulbs outdoors. The issue I have is on the schedule turn off only one of the lights turns off. I have contacted customer several times. Still waiting for an appropriated response. Another issue is some times the lights turn on randomly. However. I think customer service did address that. I will know over the weekend. If customer service were more responsive and the issue of the bulb turning off on its schedule time I would have give the product 5 stars. The hub, the app, the light bulb and the ability to integrate other applications ie door locks garage door can make this an amazing one stop solution for home automation.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fine as a Flood Light, but malfunctions as a Zigbee connected bulb. I purchased 2 of these GE Link Bulbs to put in my garage as part of my SmartThings system to serve as a Zigbee repeater and light in my detached garage. Initially each bulb connected with SmartThings and worked fine; I could turn on/off the bulb and adjust the brightness with a reasonable amount of latency from the app. However, after a few weeks both bulbs stopped responding completely, or developed an extreme latency in responding to commands. No other Zigbee bulbs seemed to be affected with this issue. I don't think this is a problem of Zigbee mesh network coverage since an interior bulb that is even further from the house never had these issues and reliably responds to commands in the SmartThings app. My only thought is that the GE Link bulbs have very weak antennas/radios. These systemic problems are likely why SmartThings no longer lists the GE Link bulbs among their supported lighting solutions even though everything worked over Zigbee within SmartThings. Supposedly there are firmware updates available that improves their reliability, but there is currently no way to perform firmware updates on devices through SmartThings. Bottom line, don't use these for connected lighting with SmartThings. It is only because I got them on clearance for less than the price of an equivalent LED bulb that I did not return them.
Date published: 2016-08-09
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