Checkout the MusicLite wireless LED light speaker combination in the photo below. The MusicLite features a 10-watt LED cluster (65-watt equivalent) and a 25-watt wireless high fidelity speaker. The device screws into a standard light socket. Nice! I’ve wired our TV room for surround sound and I can tell you it’s not a lot of fun. Snaking speaker wires through an insulated wall can be frustrating and crawling underneath the house is zombie creepy (I think our house was built on top of a graveyard). The MusicLite LED light and wireless speaker system would make a great gift for Father’s Day. Unfortunately, the MusicLite will not be available until this fall.
The MusicLite has a standard screw-in socket and fits in existing lighting fixtures (including four-, five- or six-inch recessed cans). Each MusicLite kit features two 3.8″ x 5.3″ modules and a remote control for the LED lights (including dimmer) and wireless stereo speakers. The MusicLite has a wireless audio receiver integrated into the module. The audio signal is transmitted via a proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless transceiver and works with many audio sources, such as USB, smartphone, and portable audio devices. The wireless audio transmitter has a range of about 90 feet.
The MusicLite isn’t out yet, so I wasn’t able to test it. I like the idea behind the MusicLite, but I’m not sure how practical it is. First, do the speakers work if the light isn’t turned on? It would be annoying and a waste of energy if the light and audio controls were not independent of each other. My guess is that they are independent, but the light switch on the wall has to be on (you’ll probably have to turn off the lights with the remote). Second question, what’s the replacement policy like? LEDs last longer than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, but they don’t last forever. So when the bulb goes out, do you have to pay full price for a replacement? The price of the MusicLite has not been announced yet, but I don’t think it will be cheap. I doubt anyone wants to spend hundreds of dollars to replace the wireless speaker-bulb every five to ten years. And will stores even carry individual replacement bulbs?