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Light Bulb smarter than a human? How to reset GE Light Bulb

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TC McQuade, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. TC McQuade

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    GE's smart-bulb tutorial shows how complicated smart technology can be

    A tutorial video from GE (GE) showing customers how to reset their C by GE light bulbs portrays an elaborate multi-step process. It involves turning the light off for either two, five or eight seconds and then on for a varied number of seconds over and over and over again. The video shows two different processes for resetting different versions of the bulbs, but both involve more than 10 steps each. It runs three minutes long.
    The video was originally posted by GE Lighting in January but recently started getting attention — and ridicule — on social media after finding its way to Reddit.

    The process highlights just how complicated having a truly connected home can be. It's also more negative attention for a company struggling to hold onto its prominence.
    GE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Even its famous consumer light bulb business is up for grabs. GE announced plans to sell it in mid-2017 but is still looking for a buyer.
     
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  2. daveyburt

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    If I only knew 'lightbulb' engineers would have been in great demand....
    My high school Guidance Councilor should be fired!
     
  3. LoginName

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    Adds a whole new dimension to the old 'how many Polacks does it take to change a light bulb joke'.
     
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    WTF is this shit? When a light bulb stops working I throw it in the garbage. If enough of the same manufacturer stop working then I buy another brand. You can keep your "smart home" spyware crap.
     
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    Sorry if it was Philips Hue I could help you out.
     
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    i was wondering where the engineers went who dreamed up the procedure to eliminate the seat belt chime on my truck, making life better at ge.
     
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    ... On a different note, ask Alexa how many waffles it takes to change a light bulb ....
     
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    Now show me, sand-a floor
     
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    Note to self:
    Go to flea markets, buy up any available incandescent bulbs.
     
  10. one-eyed Jack

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    They are not "light" bulbs, they are "dark suckers". If they are in a dark room, turn them on and they suck the darkness out of the room. After a while they will stop working and you will see the darkness that they have accumulated inside them. Jack.
     
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    I got cases of BR30’s if anyone wants them. Got PAR 30’s as well.
    Just let me know before I throw them all out.
     
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    I worked for GE until they canned me after 40 years and a buyout....... They have much bigger problems than this.
     
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    Or just get the non-smart LED bulbs... They work just like the old ones (not integrated into anything other than 120v power) and don't give you any grief.
     
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    DID ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY WATCH THE VIDEO?!?!?!

    It's absurd!!!

    They should have you remove the bulb, use a pen to push a tiny button, and put the bulb back in and turn it on.

    I can only hope my coffee maker doesn't try to kill me in 10 years.
     
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    This^

    And all electronic components contain smoke.
    We know this because when the smoke comes out, the device stops working.
     
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    We need to EMBRACE the darkness!
     
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    But if they’re installed in a union shop, that could only be done by a union electrician
     
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    If I had to hear him say "Turn OFF for 2 seconds... Turn ON for 8 seconds" one more time I was going to feed him to your coffee maker.

    Fortunately, this will prove too complicated and someone will come out with a bulb with a reset button. Or, a bulb that turns on when you flip a switch on the wall.
     

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