The MusicLite LED Light and Wireless Speaker System

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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.

MusicLite wireless LED light speaker combination - Osram Sylvania and Artison

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.

In addition to homeowners, the MusicLite kit is also targeted at small businesses like restaurants. The MusicLite wireless LED light speaker system was developed by Osram Sylvania and Artison.

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?

11 thoughts on “The MusicLite LED Light and Wireless Speaker System

  1. The concept sound intriguing, but I’m like you; what’s the cost and what about replacement? Of course, the next newest thing that’s even better will be out a few months afterward, so maybe we’re over-thinking this. :)

    1. Probably not. Surrond sound systems involve six speakers and MusicLite only comes with two speakers. Plus I’m not sure how the wireless transmitter works. For instance, do you plug in the audio source into the transmitter or does the audio source have to have wireless capability?

      1. I guess I will stick with my surround sound for now. I’d have to see it in action to be able to really judge as to whether or not it’s something I want.

  2. Hmmmm seems to spark a lot of questions, but looks kinda cool. What a crazy world we live in though, there’s someone somewhere just sitting around thinking this stuff up!

    Hugs,
    Holly

  3. — I remember how we had an intercom system that ran through the 110v wiring in the house, you just plugged in a transceiver into the wall plug and you could talk to any other one that was plugged into the house’s electrical outlets. I bring it up just to wonder whether they ever were able to exploit that for sending music throughout the home. That would be a dandy way to do it if it worked for music. It would provide a cheap method of using the existing wiring to send any signal throughout the house, music or voice.

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