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Teardown: GE Smart LED Light Bulb (Link A19)

11 June 2018
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

GE Link A19 LED (PSB19-SW27). Source: IHS MarkitGE Link A19 LED (PSB19-SW27). Source: IHS Markit

GE Link light bulbs connect via a hub to the Wink app on a mobile device, allowing them to be controlled from anywhere. They can be remotely operated as individual lights or groups, synced with other smart products and used to automate lighting according to a user-defined schedule. According to GE, the energy-efficient bulbs will last over 22 years (based on three hours per day of usage), while using 80 percent less power than traditional bulbs.

Summary points:

  • Smart LED light bulb
  • 800 lumens, 12 W (60 W equivalent)
  • Connectivity: IEEE 802.15.4 Zigbee, 2.4 GHz
  • Requires Wink Hub for full feature experience
  • Wink app available on Apple Apps Store and Google Play Store Home Consumer

Target market: Home consumer

Release date: July 2014

Pricing and availability: $15, major online and big-box resellers

Total manufacturing cost: $8, including direct materials and manufacturing

GE Link A19 LED (PSB19-SW27). Source: IHS MarkitGE Link A19 LED (PSB19-SW27). Source: IHS Markit

Major components:

  • Enclosure, main; die-cast aluminum, painted, printed - (Quantity: 1)
  • Zigbee, SoC, 2.4 GHz, 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 - Manufacturer: Marvell Semiconductor Inc. - Manufacturer part number: : 88MZ100-NAQ2 - (Quantity: 1)
  • White, high intensity - (Quantity: 16)
  • Encapsulant, silicone - (Quantity: 1)
  • 1-layer, MCCL - (Quantity: 1)
  • LED cover/lens, injection-molded clear polycarbonate - (Quantity: 1)
  • LED driver, dimmable, 16 V, 2 A - Manufacturer: Silergy Corp. - Manufacturer part number: SSL21082AT - (Quantity: : 1)
  • Transformer, wound ferrite EE core; vertical, with plastic bobbin - (Quantity: 1)
  • LED driver, off-line switcher; 170 mA, 66 kHz - Manufacturer: Power Integrations Inc. - Manufacturer part number: : LYT0005D-TL - (Quantity: 1)
  • Enclosure; inner, injection-molded plastic - (Quantity: 1)
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