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Sound of Light - a bright approach to wireless speakers

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The Sound of Light light-socket powered wireless speaker
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The Sound of Light light-socket powered wireless speaker
Sound of Light remote controls both audio and lighting output
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Sound of Light remote controls both audio and lighting output
The Sound of Light light-socket powered wireless speaker
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The Sound of Light light-socket powered wireless speaker
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The Sound of Light system
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The Sound of Light system
Sound of Light 2.4GHz Receiver/ 25w RMS Amp
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Sound of Light 2.4GHz Receiver/ 25w RMS Amp
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Combining lighting with audio by using a light socket to power a wireless speaker is a two-in-one approach that appears to be gaining traction and this latest example - the Sound of Light speaker - grabbed our attention on both the functionality and aesthetic fronts. The Sound of Light system uses a Texas Instruments 2.4 GHz Purepath Digital Signal Transmitter to set up a wireless link between an audio device such as an MP3 player, smartphone or tablet and up to four speakers within a 300 ft range.

Taking advantage of a lamp socket as a power source means the Sound of Light can be used in a wide range of locations. The system runs on 100V or 240V, accepts standard bulbs, is compatible with the iPhone and can also be paired with a sub woofer unit. A multi-function remote enables control of both audio output and lighting.

Sound of Light remote controls both audio and lighting output
Sound of Light remote controls both audio and lighting output

The Sound of Light is set for a June 2011 release. Pricing details are not yet available but we'll keep you posted. A similar offering from Klipsch, which has a 50 ft range but can can accommodate up to eight speakers, sells for US$249.

Sound of Light specifications:

  • Texas Instruments 2.4 GHz Purepath Wireless Digital Signal Transmitter
  • 433 MHz Receiver For Handheld Remote Control operation
  • Range of up to 300 ft.
  • Stereo RCA Input Jacks
  • Stereo 3.5mm Mini Input Jack
  • Pairing Push Button
  • Amplifier - 25Watt Texas Instruments Purepath Class D
  • Power Supply - Texas Instruments Switching Power
  • Supply for high efficiency and Energy Star EuP compliant
  • Each transmitter can operate up to 4 speaker lights
  • Channel Selection - Left-Mono-Right (Selector Switch)

PRICING UPDATE:The Sound of Light system (1 lamp speaker, transmitter and remote control) is expected to retail at US$299 with additional lamp speakers priced at US$129.

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2 comments
sidmehta
They could use the electrical wires to transmit sound digitally instead of wireless. Save the world from EMF and RF pollution.
Charles Bosse
They could also use a plasma arc to actually create the sound. It would be a cool effect and crystal clear sound.