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This Smart Light Starter Kit from Google includes a Google Home Mini and a GE C-Life Smart LED Bulb. Use Google's voice-activated assistant to control your smart light using simple voice commands. The fun doesn't stop there - you can use the Google Home Mini to make your home life easier in so many ways.


All advantages at a glance:

  • Voice-activated smart lighting
  • Your personal assistant
  • Long-range control with Bluetooth
  • A hub for your whole smart home

tink Expert Rating

8.6
Tested by tink expert Moritz

This Smart Light Starter Kit from Google is ideal for anyone looking to get their smart home started. You'll get a voice-activated assistant AND a smart LED bulb from GE - dim, brighten and switch your light on or off using only your voice. Of course, you can control much more than the GE bulb using the Google Home Mini. There are 100s of compatible smart home manufacturers and the list only continues to grow. The Google Smart Light Starter Kit is also great for anyone sharing a home or apartment with others - get a voice-assistant and smart bulb for your single room.

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Product Information

  • A match made in heaven: The Google Smart Light Starter Kit combines two products that were born to be used together. The starter pack lets you control the GE C-Life LED Bulb entirely using your voice - switch your light on/off without having to get out of bed.
  • Your little helper: There are simply so many ways that the Google Home Mini makes your life easier. You can ask it for general information, use it as your personal organizer, or have it be your own personal DJ (thanks to compatibility with Spotify and TuneIn).
  • Right where you need it: The GE C-Life Bulb and the Google Home Mini connect with each other over Bluetooth, allowing you to place the bulb over 15 ft. away from the voice-activated assistant.
  • Smart home made easy: You can use the Google Home Mini to control a lot more than just the smart bulb. Google is compatible with a whole range of smart home designers - control your home security, smart heating or smart entertainment.
  • Google Home App: Google has designed an app that makes it simple to use their smart speaker. See all available commands, tips on how to get the most out of your device, or what other smart devices you can integrate into the Google Home Mini.

The Google Light Starter Kit in action

A starter kit perfect for those looking for a smart LED bulb and voice-activated assistant in one! The Google Smart Light Starter Kit includes a Google Home Mini and GE C-Life Smart Bulb - control your smart light entirely using your voice. Dim it, brighten it, or switch it on/off.

Ready to go in no time

Getting this starter kit set up is easy. Let's start with the Google Home Mini:

1. Plug the power cable into your Google Home Mini device

2. Insert the power adapter into your wall outlet

3. Download and run the Google Home app on your phone or tablet

4. Follow the instructions on screen to complete setup


Now we can set up our GE smart LED:

1. Download the 'C by GE' app on your iOS or Android device.

2. On the home screen, tap the plus icon on the top-right hand corner and select 'Add Devices'. Select 'C-Life'.

3. Swap out your current light bulb for the GE C-Life Smart LED. Switch on the light at the switch.

4. Your LED bulb should blink 3 times to signify that it's connected.



You can now get to controlling your smart light entirely using your voice. Of course, that's not the only thing you can control using Google's voice-activated assistant. You can use it to control devices from manufacturers like August, D-Link, Honeywell, Philips Hue, Neato, Nest, Osram, Tado (and much more).

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Expert Reviews

8.6
Tested by Moritz Tested by tink expert
Moritz

This Smart Light Starter Kit from Google is ideal for anyone looking to get their smart home started. You'll get a voice-activated assistant AND a smart LED bulb from GE - dim, brighten and switch your light on or off using only your voice. Of course, you can control much more than the GE bulb using the Google Home Mini. There are 100s of compatible smart home manufacturers and the list only continues to grow. The Google Smart Light Starter Kit is also great for anyone sharing a home or apartment with others - get a voice-assistant and smart bulb for your single room.

Installation

9

Simply plug them in and let their respective apps do all the heavy lifting for you. You'll be using it in no time.

Product Quality

8

Communication between the two devices happens over Bluetooth. You can dim the light, change its brightness, or switch it on or off using your voice.

App/Software

9

The Google Home App gives you a convenient breakdown of the available functions and compatible manufacturers. GE's app lets you set timers and activate preset lighting scenes.

Functionality

8

A smart lighting starter kit that allows you to control a smart LED bulb with your voice. The Google Home Mini also offers a greater range of functionality for your whole home.

Reliability

8

You can place the bulb up to 15 ft. away from the Google Home Mini, making it the ideal starter kit for use in a single room. The voice-activated assistant responds quickly to your voice commands.

Design

9

The Google Home Mini is compact and lightweight, so you can transport it around your home with ease. The LED bulb has a classic design with unmistakable branding from GE.

Data Protection

9

The Google Home Mini only listen to what you're saying when the wake word "Hey Google" has been said. You can see a breakdown of all the voice commands it's heard.

Value for Money

9

Great value - get an additional smart LED bulb for almost the same as the Google Home itself. Perfect for those who live with roommates or who want to install smart lights in their kid's bedrooms.

This Smart Light Starter Kit from Google is ideal for anyone looking to get their smart home started. You'll get a voice-activated assistant AND a smart LED bulb from GE - dim, brighten and switch your light on or off using only your voice. Of course, you can control much more than the GE bulb using the Google Home Mini. There are 100s of compatible smart home manufacturers and the list only continues to grow. The Google Smart Light Starter Kit is also great for anyone sharing a home or apartment with others - get a voice-assistant and smart bulb for your single room.

Simply plug them in and let their respective apps do all the heavy lifting for you. You'll be using it in no time.

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8.6
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This Smart Light Starter Kit from Google is ideal for anyone looking to get their smart home started. You'll get a voice-activated assistant AND a smart LED bulb from GE - dim, brighten and switch your light on or off using only your voice. Of course, you can control much more than the GE bulb using the Google Home Mini. There are 100s of compatible smart home manufacturers and the list only continues to grow. The Google Smart Light Starter Kit is also great for anyone sharing a home or apartment with others - get a voice-assistant and smart bulb for your single room.

Installation

9

Simply plug them in and let their respective apps do all the heavy lifting for you. You'll be using it in no time.

Product Quality

8

Communication between the two devices happens over Bluetooth. You can dim the light, change its brightness, or switch it on or off using your voice.

App/Software

9

The Google Home App gives you a convenient breakdown of the available functions and compatible manufacturers. GE's app lets you set timers and activate preset lighting scenes.

Functionality

8

A smart lighting starter kit that allows you to control a smart LED bulb with your voice. The Google Home Mini also offers a greater range of functionality for your whole home.

Reliability

8

You can place the bulb up to 15 ft. away from the Google Home Mini, making it the ideal starter kit for use in a single room. The voice-activated assistant responds quickly to your voice commands.

Design

9

The Google Home Mini is compact and lightweight, so you can transport it around your home with ease. The LED bulb has a classic design with unmistakable branding from GE.

Data Protection

9

The Google Home Mini only listen to what you're saying when the wake word "Hey Google" has been said. You can see a breakdown of all the voice commands it's heard.

Value for Money

9

Great value - get an additional smart LED bulb for almost the same as the Google Home itself. Perfect for those who live with roommates or who want to install smart lights in their kid's bedrooms.

This Smart Light Starter Kit from Google is ideal for anyone looking to get their smart home started. You'll get a voice-activated assistant AND a smart LED bulb from GE - dim, brighten and switch your light on or off using only your voice. Of course, you can control much more than the GE bulb using the Google Home Mini. There are 100s of compatible smart home manufacturers and the list only continues to grow. The Google Smart Light Starter Kit is also great for anyone sharing a home or apartment with others - get a voice-assistant and smart bulb for your single room.

Simply plug them in and let their respective apps do all the heavy lifting for you. You'll be using it in no time.

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Technical Details

Product Dimensions
Google Home Mini: 3.85 x 1.65 in
GE C-Life: 2.4 x 2.4 x 4.8 in
Product Weight
Google Home Mini: 0.38 lbs
GE C-Life: 1.88 lbs
Connectivity
Google Home Mini: Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
GE C-Life: Bluetooth
Power SupplyMains-powered
Power [W]5V, 1.8 A
Input(s)Micro USB
Drivers1.5" driver
Power [W]9.5 W
Alternative Power[W]60 W
Lifespan [h]Approx: 13.7 years
Color Temperature [K]2000K-7000K
Socket TypeE26
Light Current [lumen]850 lm
What's IncludedGoogle Home Mini, Power Adapter and Cable for Home Mini, (2) Quick Start Guide, GE C-Life Smart Bulb

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FAQs

Can I take calls on the Google Home Mini?

Yes, calls can be made via the Google Home Mini's loudspeaker function. However, you aren't able to make premium or emergency calls on the smart speaker.

When does the Google Home Mini listen to what I'm saying?

The hands-free assistant only listens to what's going on when the wake word "Hey Google" is used.

Can I use the GE C-Life LED outdoors?

No, the LED bulb can only be used indoors.

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