Home & Office
Why you can trust ZDNET : ZDNET independently tests and researches products to bring you our best recommendations and advice. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Our process

'ZDNET Recommends': What exactly does it mean?

ZDNET's recommendations are based on many hours of testing, research, and comparison shopping. We gather data from the best available sources, including vendor and retailer listings as well as other relevant and independent reviews sites. And we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the products and services we’re assessing.

When you click through from our site to a retailer and buy a product or service, we may earn affiliate commissions. This helps support our work, but does not affect what we cover or how, and it does not affect the price you pay. Neither ZDNET nor the author are compensated for these independent reviews. Indeed, we follow strict guidelines that ensure our editorial content is never influenced by advertisers.

ZDNET's editorial team writes on behalf of you, our reader. Our goal is to deliver the most accurate information and the most knowledgeable advice possible in order to help you make smarter buying decisions on tech gear and a wide array of products and services. Our editors thoroughly review and fact-check every article to ensure that our content meets the highest standards. If we have made an error or published misleading information, we will correct or clarify the article. If you see inaccuracies in our content, please report the mistake via this form.


GE Lighting launches new smart hexagon light panels

You can now intelligently color your world with shapes using these eye-catching smart lights.
Written by Maria Diaz, Staff Writer
Cync Dynamic Effects smart Hexagon Light Panels

The new Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Hexagon Panels.

GE Lighting

GE Lighting has officially launched the new Cync Smart Hexagon Panels that were announced during CES earlier this year as part of its Dynamic Effects line. The panels, available in a 7-pack or 10-pack and a 5-pack extension kit, each feature six segments that can be controlled separately for optimal customization. 

The hexagonal panels connect to Wi-Fi as a single smart light fixture, so there's no need to purchase a separate hub, and they are controlled with the Cync mobile app powered by Savant. The app is intuitive and easy to use, and lets users access preset light shows, create their own, or set the panels to music. 

Also: Govee's new smart lights use AI to match your monitor's colors in real time

The Cync Dynamic Effects line of smart products includes the new Hexagon Light Panelssmart neon lightssmart light bulbs, and outdoor and indoor light strips.

"Consumers will enjoy the ability to integrate these products together and control them easily to create the best possible smart lighting experience from a trusted brand known for quality," according to Kara Perdue, vice president of product management at GE Lighting. 

The new Hexagon Panels can display millions of colors through the Cync app, be dimmed or brightened at the user's convenience, and are expandable. As they're smart, they can be controlled remotely, work with set schedules, or be part of automations.

Also: Smart home starter pack: 5 devices that will make your life easier

Customers can arrange the panels to match the design they'd like on their walls and then attach them using the self-adhesive backing. The inline control also allows users to turn the smart panels on and off, and choose one of the preset light shows. 

The new Cync Smart Hexagon Panels start at $100 and are now available for purchase.

Editorial standards