Smart switches aren’t exactly new, but the problem with most of them is that if you have an old house that you’re trying to make smart, installing them can be a bit of a tricky process. However, the good news is that it looks like GE Lighting might have the answer to that problem as the company has announced a new lineup of smart switches for the home.
This comes in the form of the C by GE Hubless Three-Wire Smart Switch and Hubless Dimmers that can be installed in the majority of homes simply due to the fact that they do not require a neutral wire, something that most other smart switches require. They also do not require a hub to connect to the internet as they can connect directly to your home’s WiFi network, simplifying the entire process.
These smart switches, as with most smart products today, will also play nicely with digital assistants from the likes of Google and Amazon, so if you already own some Google Assistant or Alexa-enabled smart devices, you can use it together without any issue. In terms of pricing and availability, the Smart Switch will be priced at $39.99 and will be available in the first quarter of the year.
As for the smart dimmers, these will be priced starting at $49.99 and will be released in the second quarter of 2020.