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Light Speaker

We were recently introduced to a new speaker option in Home Automation and Distributed Audio, The LightSpeaker. One of the hardest aspects in distributed audio is the use of wireless solutions. The problem, is that audio over wireless can be very difficult. If there is any interference or a wireless signal is too weak, the audio can become distorted or delayed, which can cause an echoing throughout the house. Another issue can be aesthetics. People may not want the cluttered ceiling with pot lights, chandeliers and big 8” speakers. It’s hard to get around these issues, which brings us to the new speaker option mentioned above.

The speaker comes from a company called LightSpeaker, and is exactly as it sounds.(The speaker can be found here, www.lightspeaker.com) This product is designed the replace your traditional pot lights and provides a speaker as well as a dimmable LED light. These function on a wireless network generated from the transmitter station shown in the image above. The LightSpeaker plugs directly into a 5” pot light fixture, and is powered by the fixture itself. What this means is that you are able to use as many LightSpeakers as you want within a 50ft radius of the transmitter. The transmitter has two stereo audio inputs which can be used with anything from an iPod dock to a 30 year old CD player. When comparing the LED to a standard fixture, the LED produces the same brightness as a 65w incandescent bulb, with a life span of roughly 40,000 hours, using 80% less energy. How is that for efficiency!

So next time you or anybody you know is looking for a multi-room solution without the hassle of running wires and difficult installation, take a look at LightSpeakers, they could brighten your day.

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