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How to: Reset C by GE Light Bulbs – turning things off and on again, and again, and again…

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/27

You know the old helpdesk joke about “turning it off and on”, right?

GE did that on steroids for their C light bulbs.

It is an off, on, off, on, off, on sequence that depends on the firmware version which nobody knows.

Both procedures:

  1. start with the light bulb being on for at least 5 seconds
  2. have a sequence of off (for 8 seconds) and on (for 2 seconds)
  3. ends with the bulb to flash on/off 3 times (apparently it ends in the “off” position)

Do not mix up the off and on times, or you have to restart again.

So step 2 becomes this:

  • for firmware 2.8 or later: turn off and on 5 times.
  • for firmware 2.7 or earlier: turn off and on 6 times.

The recommend counting using Mississippi seconds (am I the only one having to check the spelling of that 3 times?).

No counting mechanism beats using a watch or clock.

They even made a video about it lasting 3+ minutes.

The video has a great comment thread.

Via: [WayBack] Alexander BITCOIN ADS ZIJN NEP Klöpping on Twitter: “Als ik ooit zomergast ben laat ik dit fragment integraal zien https://t.co/iHuclGuddu”

–jeroen

 

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