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Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb has a built-in Bluetooth speaker
Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb has a built-in Bluetooth speaker
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Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb has a built-in Bluetooth speaker
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Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb has a built-in Bluetooth speaker
The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker is designed for use in normal light fittings
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The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker is designed for use in normal light fittings
The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker comes with a remote control and can also be controlled via an accompanying mobile app
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The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker comes with a remote control and can also be controlled via an accompanying mobile app
The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker consumes 9 W of power in total
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The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker consumes 9 W of power in total
The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker has a standard E26 screw fitting
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The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker has a standard E26 screw fitting
The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker uses "optical lens Glove" technology, which helps to minimize any shadow cast by the speaker mechanism within the bulb
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The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker uses "optical lens Glove" technology, which helps to minimize any shadow cast by the speaker mechanism within the bulb
Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker will be available in Japan from May 23
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Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker will be available in Japan from May 23
Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker will cost 24,000 yen (about US$200)
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Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker will cost 24,000 yen (about US$200)
The remote control for Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker allows users to adjust the volume and brightness of the bulb and control a sleep function
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The remote control for Sony's new LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker allows users to adjust the volume and brightness of the bulb and control a sleep function

It's not always practical or cost-effective to have a sound system in every room of your home. If your light bulbs could play music, however, it would kill two birds with one stone. Well, Sony Japan has unveiled precisely that: an LED light bulb with a built-in Bluetooth speaker.

Similar functionality is already provided by a number of products, such as Sylvania's MusicLites and the more recently released Cosmic LED bulbs from eTiger. Sony's offering, though, looks perhaps the most like a traditional bulb.

The LSPX-100E26J (we'll stick with "light-bulb speaker" from now on) has a standard E26 cap screw fitting and is designed for use in ceiling light fittings or lamps. It is installed in the same way as a standard bulb and pairs via Bluetooth with an accompanying iOS or Android app.

The app allows users to control the audio output of the bulb, including the EQ settings. A remote control is also provided from which users can adjust the volume and brightness of the bulb and can control a sleep function.

The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker consumes 9 W of power in total
The LSPX-100E26J LED light bulb speaker consumes 9 W of power in total

Sony explains that it has employed what it calls "optical lens Glove" technology, which is said to help minimize any shadow cast by the speaker mechanism within the bulb. The luminaire itself consumes about 7 W of power and the speaker about 2 W.

Sony's light bulb speaker will be available in Japan from May 23 and is listed at 24,000 yen (about US$200) on the firm's website. There is no word yet on when or if the bulbs will be made available elsewhere.

The video below provides an introduction to the LED light-bulb speaker.

Source: Sony Japan

LED電球スピーカー コンセプトムービー - LED Bulb Speaker

3 comments
Derek Howe
That's a really nice looking light speaker, but 200 bucks! It better sound phenomenal...which I highly doubt.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is a neat idea.
GeorgeTriolet
It is not anywhere as good or has the features of Lightfreq which is so much better in looks, functionality and price. Check Lightfreq out and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed!