@warpedrotors Granted, this item is useful for that unique niche of Mehtizens who, from time to time, find it desirable to put their arms through a light bulb. It is not for the rest of us to understand such things, only to appreciate that there are some among us who do.
@Trinityscrew Oh yes! My Lifetime miniseries on the comparative aesthetics of truck stop bathrooms will be released this summer. Should set the literati’s tongues afire, opening broad new avenues of analysis for cineastes everywhere.
I am always worried when I see reviews with the words “brick” and “paperweight” in them. Unless I am buying a brick or paperweight, of course. This would make an amazing paperweight but sadly I already own several so I must pass.
Combining two products into one is not always a good idea. Especially when you KNOW the manufacturer is going to drop support before the product will no longer be used. I have a smart TV where the TV part works fine, but the smart part is no longer supported by the maker, so it is a waste. That is what I think every time I see a “smart” kitchen appliance, it’s a complete waste of time and money.
Just came today. Nightmare to setup and still doesn’t work. It tells me to factory reset, then says it isn’t connected to internet (even though I can control the light with app), made me do another reset and now it won’t setup at all. This is a crap system with a crap setup. (I have worked in IT support for 20 years…it’s not me)
I was ready to send GE Sol light back to Meh (because the Alexa talk function did not work) when, wa-la,a GE Sol Specialist called me (GE took note that I contacted them and the problem was not fixed so they followed up with me). He walked me through the set up. Now it works great as advertised. Alexa is a little hard of hearing so you have to speak up a little more than you do for a Echo Dot, but it is cool now that it works. I will not be sending it back. GE even gave me a specific person to contact that specialized in Sol Lights so if anything happens in the future I know exactly who to call.
@wingmn1369 There were several steps and I don’t claim to remember them all, it is best to call Burton at the number I posted above (1/844-302-2943). One thing I can tell you is that when you hold down the reset buttons, make sure you keep holding down for about 20-30 seconds. It fakes you out making it seem like it is reset after about 15 seconds but there is a second level that is the true factory reset.