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What You Need to Know to Start Controlling Your Home with the myTouchSmart App

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Life is complicated. Your smart home doesn't need to be. That's where our newest line of myTouchSmart Wi-Fi smart home products come in. This new line makes it easy for you to automate your lighting and small appliances from anywhere to be on or off when you need them most. Ranging from smart plugs to smart switches and outlets, these products redefine the means of easy living through an intuitive app that brings control to your fingertips.

Still not sure how it all works? We've laid out how Wi-Fi smart products make your home smarter. Here's everything you need to know to start controlling your home with myTouchSmart.

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Topics: Around the Home, Smart Home

Blue Light May Be Ruining Your Sleep, Combat it with a SleepLite

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Did you know that the screens we look at every day could have a negative impact on our sleep quality? Luckily, with the help of amber lighting – the end to a poor night’s sleep could be closer than you think.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, News

Our Favorite Café Lighting Fall Trends You Need to Know About

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As soon as the first leaf falls, Americans all over the nation jump with joy. The autumn season brings a few associated favorites that get everyone in the spirit whether that be football, Halloween, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes or hearty comfort food! One thing is for sure no matter what you are into, fall is a season to get excited about. The weather cools down tremendously, activities become more casual and cozy and the speed of summer slows down into fall. As nature transitions into the new season with changing colors, so too can your décor.
 
There's no need to purchase all new design either. Those string lights you hung up earlier in the year are perfect for fall and winter too! We've rounded up some of our favorite trends for fall using Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights- a key transitional piece to every home that can be used for any season. 

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Topics: Around the Home, LED Lighting

Introducing myTouchSmart Wi-Fi | Google & Alexa Friendly Smart Plugs

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We recently announced our new line of myTouchSmart Wi-Fi smart controls. This new ecosystem delivers simple automation to indoor and outdoor lighting and small appliances--without a hub or bridge required.
 

The myTouchSmart Wi-Fi family includes indoor and outdoor smart plugs, along with in-wall outlets and switches that easily transform any home into a smart home. Users can wirelessly control lights and other connected devices from anywhere using the intuitive app or by voice with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

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Topics: News, Around the Home, Safety & Security, Smart Home

Download Free White Paper: The Ultimate Guide to USB-C

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USB-C isn’t just another new development - it’s quickly becoming the industry standard for mobile devices, chargers and computers. Benefits of USB-C include speed, ease of use and universality. 

The best way to get started is to understand what your options are and then match possible solutions to meet your specific needs. This paper will guide you through the basics of USB-C with information you need to help make an informed decision. You'll learn more about:

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Topics: How To, News, Mobility

5 Reasons You Need Outdoor Security Lights Around Your Home

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Security lighting is a necessity for every home! We have all seen outdoor lighting down the streets of our hometowns, around restaurants, social gathering places and within our neighborhoods. But aside from the simple fact that this helps you see your surroundings when the day turns to night, why else do we need security lights?

Security lighting is a multi-purpose purchase that pays off in several beneficial ways. Here are the top reasons why you need to have security lights around your home.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Landscape Lighting

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 While it might come as second nature to have appreciation for design, knowing how to lay it out yourself may come as more of a challenge. In a time where teaching yourself comes as easily as typing what you want to know into a search bar on the internet, we believe everyone has the potential to be their own DIY expert.

This resource guide considers the do's and don'ts of your landscape lighting so you'll be equipped with the know-how to create a beautiful, eye-catching outdoor landscape that you can appreciate forever in a one-time effort.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To

Introducing the New GE-Branded Enbrighten Motion LED Security Lights

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Just in time for the upcoming fall and winter months, there are new home security lighting options for consumers. In these later months of the year, evenings tend to get darker earlier in the day. This shift in natural brightness can make returning home from work in the evenings alarming as pathways, driveways, garages, backyards and more are left in the dark. Statistics show that well lit neighborhoods have a lower crime rate. Our new outdoor motion sensor security lights are a great solution to illuminate your space at night and help detect any unexpected activity around your home. We've highlighted some of the special features that make these GE-branded Enbrighten LED Security Lights stand out among the rest:

  • 4 Selectable Light Temperature Options (Accent mode)
  • Lighting Schedule Options 
  • 4 Motion Detection Ranges
  • Easy Setup and Installation 
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Topics: LED Lighting, Safety & Security, Around the Home

Everything You Need to Know About USB-C

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The shift toward USB Type-C is well underway, and with good reason. With USB-C, we have faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and more power. USB-C cables and connectors are slim enough to charge phones yet robust enough to charge even laptops and tablets. 

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Topics: Mobility, News, Power, Around the Home

Channel Change is Coming! Plan To Rescan Your TV Antenna

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No one enjoys going to a channel and finding that their favorite programming has moved.

However, changes in frequency have been a reality of broadcasting for as long as people have been watching television – and new changes are on their way. If you rely on a TV antenna – as opposed to cable or satellite – to bring in over-the-air channels, rescanning your TV or set-top box will be necessary to ensure a fully up-to-date viewing experience.

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Topics: Around the Home, How To, Cutting the Cord