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Isn’t technology great?
Look at all of the new, techie products out there now that 20 years ago we wouldn’t have dreamed of! A portable phone so small it can fit in your pocket? DVR’s that can “guess” what shows you like? Cars that can sense a collision? And lights you can turn on and off from the Internet?
Things sure have changed since I was a teenager. Now that I have a teenager myself, the most important thing to me is her safety.
As a woman, do you ever feel a little skittish coming home to a dark house? I know I do, and I fear it even more when my teen is the one walking into it.
So when I heard that GE had smart phone light bulbs available at Home Depot, I knew they were the perfect thing for us.
With the GE Link Bulbs, you are able to schedule your lights to come on with the touch of the Wink Hub app.
It’s super easy — just screw in the light bulbs,
Download the app.
There are many times I don’t leave the lights on because I think I will be home before dark, but then one thing or another happens, and I end up home later than expected.
I hate coming home to find my poor little pups sitting in the dark
Or to find out my daughter got home before me and walked into a dark house alone.
Unfortunately, in my line of work the third bay of the garage is often filled with furniture and the kiddo has to park outside. Even though we live in a safe neighborhood, her getting out of the car in the dark makes this mama nervous.
With the Wink Hub app, the kiddo can hit the app right before she comes home and the GE Link lights will be on for her.
This will also be great when we are on vacation. I could be states away and have the lights scheduled to come on at dusk so I don’t have to pay to keep them on for a week while we are gone. Or, I can have them change brightness at different times of the day and night to copy my normal, at-home routines.
I struggle with insomnia, so I usually don’t go to be until 3:00 am, so Topher is usually the one that wakes up the unnamed child for school. He has started taking Crossfit classes at 6:00 am and now isn’t home on most days to wake her up. So he started setting the app to turn her lights on at the same time her alarm goes off to make it less likely that she will oversleep.
Saying the kid is not a morning person is quite the understatement. So instead of just having her light flip on in the morning (which would annoy anyone), we’ve set the app to gradually have the light slowly increase over a few minutes. We’re hoping that will improve her mood in the morning (one can hope).
You can click over to their YouTube channel to catch a quick (and really, really funny) video.
Here’s the best part!
They are giving away 2 GE Lighting kits! The kit will include 1 GE Link LED bulb (size A19-normal general purpose size, $15 value) and 1 Wink hub ($54 value).
Just fill in the Rafflecopter down below! Good luck!
To find out more about the GE Link Blub/Wink Hub or any other GE product head over to the links down below!