Klipsch LightSpeaker brings sound and light together

13 05 2010

I saw this product at CES Unveiled, and I couldn’t help but wonder why someone hadn’t thought of mixing a light and a speaker together before.

Klipsch’s LightSpeaker, developed by Kadence Designs LLC, comes with a dimmable LED bulb and full-range speaker, which enables it to fit into five and six inch recessed light fixtures with a standard Edison socket. Accessories will allow the LightSpeaker to accommodate floor lamps, table lamps, as well as hanging light fixtures.

The LightSpeaker uses a 20 watt high-performance, low distortion digital amplifier for energy-efficient sound. The audio is delivered wirelessly with a standalone 2.4 GHz transmitter. So your sound can be taken from a laptop, CD Player, or iPod. The LightSpeaker can accommodate up to eight LightSpeakers, and it can equalize stereo sound in many rooms. Yes, with the simple application of light, all sound will be transferred across the house.

The LED bulb is rated for 40,000 hours, which enables it to last for 15 years. It can supposedly reduce daily lighting expenses by 80 percent, because it uses 10 watts to produce light that are bright enough to replace up to a 65 watt blub.

The LightSpeaker is slated to be released in March as a bundled package. A set consists of two LightSpeakers, transmitter, radio frequency remote, mini-jack to RCA plug cable, lenses and trim, and will sell for $599. A single one will sell for about $249.





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27 01 2009

If you’re anything like me you’re probably spending all your summer evenings in the garden, eating barbecue with some friends.

It’s always nice to have a little background music and that’s what the next gadget is built for. Transmit your songs from your iPod or any other mp3 player to this wireless garden speaker. The distance between sender and receiver can reach up to 70 metres.

It is splash proof so you can put it close to a swimming pool (though not recommended for obvious reasons).

It features a left, right or mono switch which makes it perfect if you’re using two of these. If you want a cool stereo effect, you can position the players perfectly in your garden.

The battery lasts about 6 hours. This gadget works with any standard 3.5mm jack connection.

Available for $100.