Osram offers MusicLites wireless light speaker combination
Osram is often a name that one would associate with lighting technology, especially lightbulbs throughout the home. Well, this time round the company has rolled out MusicLites – the first wireless light speaker combination of its kind in the world. This is definitely a ground-breaking product as it is full well capable of being “backwards compatible” so to speak, fitting onto existing lighting fixtures and provides the most cutting edge lighting and high fidelity audio simultaneously in today’s markets. This is a really unique concept, and we are amazed that the technology wasn’t there until now. It is nice to see Osram attempt to forge new grounds with their products, and we are sure that MusicLites will offer a slew of entertainment options in homes of the future since nearly everyone sports some sort of MP3-capable playback device these days.
The unique concept of a speaker and light combination isn’t new, since it was invented and patented in 1999 by Cary Christie, president and CEO of ARTISON. Fast forward slightly more than a decade and you have the MusicLites – a result of the collective result of OSRAM SYLVANIA’s expertise in LED solutions and ARTISON’s creative dedication to state-of-the-art audio. MusicLites is capable of fitting into multiple applications in the commercial or consumer marketplace, where the design will comprise of an efficient 10-watt LED light, a 70-millimeter full range high fidelity loudspeaker and a wireless audio receiver, all crammed into a module which is compatible with a whole lot of audio sources. MusicLites can fit into four-, five- or six-inch recessed cans, provide light output that is the equivalent to a 65-watt reflector bulb. All audio signals are transmitted through a proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless transceiver, making it more or less compatible with a slew of audio sources including USB, smartphone, and portable audio devices, offering the benefits of both limitless light and audio distribution throughout any environment. Individual MusicLites kit will come with a couple of 3.8″ x 5.3″ modules, where it ships with a remote that controls light, including dimmers, and audio settings. No idea on pricing though as at press time, but it definitely will be more expensive than your regular light bulb!