GE’s video guide to resetting its smart light bulbs showcases the fatal flaw of many smart home products: They’re too complicated, CNBC reports.
GE begins to explain how to reset the bulbs. It requires turning the bulb on and off several times for a specific number of seconds. The narrator’s voice is both soothing and forceful as he repeats “Turn off for two seconds. Turn on for eight seconds.” It sounds like a meditation guide.
The video perfectly illustrates why some people are turned off by smart homes: because you need to keep everything updated, including things like light bulbs that can otherwise be operated with the simple flick of a switch.