GE’s new smart switches and dimmers can be installed in almost any home

C by GE Hubless Smart Dimmer with motion detection | Image: GE Lighting

GE Lighting is introducing new smart lighting switches and dimmers to its C by GE line of connected products that do not require the use of a neutral wire. This allows the C by GE Hubless Three-Wire Smart Switch and Hubless Dimmer models to be installed in many more homes than most smart switches, including homes built before 1980. In addition, the new switches do not require a hub to connect to the internet or be used with the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. The smart switches will arrive in the first quarter for $39.99 and up, while the dimmers are due in the second quarter for $49.99 and up.

The vast majority of smart lighting switches and dimmers on the market require an extra wire in the junction box called a neutral wire, which…

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