Designed to work in concert with Nucleus home manager, the GE Brillion-enabled suite of appliances responds to the utility rate signals and adjusts functions to balance cost and convenience. These appliances automatically delay or defer cycles during the more expensive peak demand times, and run in hours when demand is low.
Track your energy costs* by monitoring time-of-use rates as they fluctuate throughout the day. With the GE Nucleus home manager, you can track your home electricity consumption and control not only how much electricity you use, but when you use it.
Allow automated responses from your appliances during peak pricing times. By automating use according to time-of-use pricing, you can shift non-essential energy consumption, such as running a dishwasher, to off-peak periods when utility costs are lower. Once peak periods have passed, the appliances will complete any cycle that was delayed.
You remain in control with the option to override the automatic settings, so you can choose when and how to use your home's energy. We understand that real life can sometimes interfere with the best of energy-saving intentions. If that soccer uniform has to get washed before the big game, or you must bake the ziti in time for the party, you can override the delay functions on all Brillion-enabled appliances.
View and control household energy usage
Monitor standard or time-of-use rates
Unlock the power of the Smart Grid
Optional wireless connection
GE's energy display with Brillion technology will receive signals from smart meters and provide continuous energy information, including:
Continuous energy use and cost information*
Historical energy usage
|Dishwasher||Run the dishwasher during low-cost hours with Delay Start Cycle.||Avoid the energy-zapping dry cycles. This dishwasher automatically sets to Air-Dry during high-cost hours.||Need to wash that load of dishes before your guests arrive? Simply override the Delay settings and select your preferred cycle.|
|Double-Oven Range||Self-clean feature is temporarily disabled during high-cost times.||Cooktop surface automatically reduces power use by 20% during high-cost hours.
This double-oven range automatically defaults to the smaller, less energy-consuming upper oven during peak use times.
|If you're on the hook for cookies and a casserole for the school fundrasier, just bypass the power-saver settings to use both ovens.|
|Front-Load Washer & Dryer||Both the washer and dryer automatically delay start until energy rates go down, so you can set them to run during low-cost hours.||
|You can always override the automatic settings. Need your favorite jeans in time for a night out? No worries.|
|Refrigerator||Defrosting cycles are automatically delayed until low-cost times of day.||Quick Chill and Quick Defrost features are disabled during high-cost hours, but only until the peak-use period is over.||These power-saving settings happen automatically, with no inconvenience or risk to your food storage. But if you need that wine chilled or steak defrosted in a snap, you can easily enable the features with the press of a button.|
|GeoSpring™ hybrid water heater||Automatically sets to use the lowest amount of energy during high-cost hours.||Conserve energy using eHeat™ mode, when the Geospring water heater operates using just 550 watts (vs. 4500 watts in standard electric mode).||These power-saving settings happen automatically, with no disruption to your hot water needs. But if family visits for the weekend and extra hot water is needed for morning showers, simply set the water heater to standard electric mode.|
|Programmable Thermostat||Set different temperature levels for different times of the day and week. Programming your thermostat is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce your energy bill.||Programmed thermostats can automatically raise or lower home temperatures at night while you sleep, or when you leave the house.||Program your thermostat from your computer using Nucleus software. You can customize the thermostat to fit your lifestyle, whether it be a normal week or an extended absence such as a vacation.|
* Energy consumption data updated at 15 second intervals. As reported to your utility in kilowatt hours (kWh). Estimates of cost will vary from your actual bill because it does not include the taxes, surcharges and recovery fees added by your utility when it calculates your monthly bill.
** AMI Zigbee® Smart Energy meter required. Consult your local electricity provider to determine if the technology is available in your area.
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