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  • Do you have any info on how I can repur pose this as a light switch or inline power controller for devices? I have a number of the bulbs and would find better use somehow using it to control things like relays or put it in a series of bulbs as inline dimmer.
    Thanks for your blog I like the videos.

  • Paolo
    Comment on GE Link LED Light and Wink HUB Teardown (April 16th, 2015 at 22:28)

    Hello Sir,

    Will the GE Lin work if i push in DC Voltage, say 12VDC? I ordered a couple of bulbs and found out they were 120VAC only 🙁

    Thanks

    • The LED ring inside the lamp requires somewhere around 40-50 volts to light up and there’s no step up circuitry in the lamp so sorry to say that it won’t work. Just for kicks I just hooked one up to a 12V power supply and no-go, as expected.

      • Paolo
        Comment on GE Link LED Light and Wink HUB Teardown (April 16th, 2015 at 22:40)

        Hi Jon,

        Thanks for confirming 🙂 That was quick

        Would it work if i get an AC to 50VDC driver, and plug the bulb there?

        Thanks

        • No idea at the moment. As you might be aware Wink killed a large number of their Wink Hubs by accident while doing a security update and are recalling all of the non-working ones to have the firmware replaced at no charge to their customers (at least in the US). They’re also offering a $50 store credit for wink.com. With the credit I managed to order 2 x 2 Link lights w/Link hubs for a $49.98 and the shipping was free since it was an expensive enough order, so I have 4 more link lights on the way to play with once I get my hub back. If you buy the lights individually from their store they are $15 each, so the 2 lights + Link hub is the better option. For more information see here: https://wink.typeform.com/to/WflSEX

  • Comment on GE Link LED Light and Wink HUB Teardown (February 13th, 2015 at 07:57)

    Hello Sir:

    I too performed a tear down on the GE Link. I have determined that only three of the four interconnection pins connecting the 88MZ100 ZigBee module to the LCX LED driver board are used. One is common, one has to be ~ 3VDC power to the 88MZ100, one has to be a signal to the LED driver enable/disable dimmer. Did you ever go far enough to determine which pin is which? I wish to drive a small relay from the ZigBee module. Thanks. M5

    • Aeson25
      Comment on GE Link LED Light and Wink HUB Teardown (May 10th, 2016 at 07:58)

      Does anyone have a pinout or circuit diagram for the zigbee chip on this? The only one I’ve found is a bit lacking in description: http://wiki.winkathome.net/GE_Link_Bulb_Teardown_%26_Removal/Reuse_of_Zigbee_chip

      I found some $6.50 GE Link bulbs at Home Depot the seem to be a lot easier to take apart than the above. but I’m trying to find a way to use the chip as a pass through controller kind of like a dimmable WeMo switch.

  • Surajit
    Comment on GE Link LED Light and Wink HUB Teardown (February 10th, 2015 at 06:15)

    Hello

    First of all, I would like to thank you for this experiment and tear down GE LINK.

    Did you try to force it with 220VAC?

    Thank you for your sharing.

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