CES 2023: GE Lighting to Release Cync Accessories With Matter/HomeKit Support

GE Lighting today announced that it will release its first Cync smart home accessories with support for Matter throughout 2023, starting with the Cync Full Color Direct Connect Smart Bulb and the Cync Indoor Smart Plug.

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Unfortunately, GE Lighting said there are no plans for previously produced Cync products to receive retroactive Matter support at this time.

Matter is a connectivity standard that enables smart home accessories to work together seamlessly across multiple platforms, including Apple's HomeKit, Amazon's Alexa, Google's Home, and others. Apple added support for Matter on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16, and tvOS 16.1 last year, with a HomePod or Apple TV required to control Matter accessories in the Home app or with Siri.

As part of CES 2023 this week, GE Lighting introduced several new Cync products, including the Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Hexagon Panels, Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Neon-Shape Lights, and Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Bulbs. Pricing and availability information is outlined below, with additional details available in GE Lighting's press release.

Cync Dynamic Effects Indoor and Outdoor light strips are available today at Best Buy and Lowe's stores, and bestbuy.com and lowes.com, starting at $89.99. Extensions are also available for purchase. The roll out of the four new Cync Dynamic Effects products will begin March 2023 and prices range from $19.99-199.99.

Cync was previously known as C by GE. The rebrand occurred after GE Lighting was acquired by Savant Systems in 2020.

Top Rated Comments

Victor Mortimer Avatar
10 months ago
Ugh. Not updating existing products is not a good sign for me ever buying these lights. Customer hostility and forced obsolescence of things that they're currently selling is horrible corporate behavior.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago

I can already tell this will be a failure, just based on the name
I’m having a hard time pronouncing the name. It’s too early to be going through that. :eek:o_O
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
10 months ago
Just looking at that high-mounted tv over the fire place gives me neck pains.

Unfortunately, GE Lighting said there are no plans for previously produced Cync products to receive retroactive Matter support at this time.
Would be surprised if older Cync products got updated to receive Matter support as doing so would mean less current Cync product owners buying/upgrading to the new Cync products.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
10 months ago
I’ll stick with my philips hue at least all my old bulbs will work with matter
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
riverfreak Avatar
10 months ago

I’m having a hard time pronouncing the name. It’s too early to be going through that. :eek:o_O
I believe it’s pronounced “Cynic”.

I love my dumb home. I have switches that haven’t broken in 30 years.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dugbug Avatar
10 months ago
I have had endless battles with the cync app. Anyway to their credit they support real tech support (i.e. humans that call you) and really do help.

I don't know what it is about homekit 'home', and the endless parade of similar home apps with their scenes, schedules, routines, triggers, blah blah etc. that end up with goofy UIs trying to be simple but end up making things worse.

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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