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MusicLites, Combining Speakers, Lights Debut

6/22/2011 03:02:32 PM Eastern
New York - Artison, a high-end audio technology firm, and Osram Sylvania, a lighting company, debuted MusicLites today, an electronics product that combines a wireless, high-fidelity speaker with a state-of-the-art LED light.

MusicLites, which can be powered by plugging into any standard light socket, is now available to consumers and businesses across U.S.

"We are thrilled to launch a truly wireless audio system through our partnership with Osram Sylvania," said Arttison CEO Cary Christie.

"MusicLites' combination of light and sound allows anyone to enjoy an enhanced home audio experience in any area with the ease of screwing in a light bulb."

MusicLites allows consumers and businesses to create a high-end audio and lighting experience without wires almost anywhere they have light sockets. The light socket powers both the speaker and the light. The speakers and audio source communicate through a proprietary wireless transmitter and receiver system, the companies said.

Each MusicLites' unit features a 10-watt LED light that puts out the equivalent of a 65-watt reflector bulb. It also has a 70mm full-range high-fidelity loudspeaker and a wireless audio receiver. A 2.4GHZ wireless transmitter can be connected to just about any audio source, including stereos, televisions, computers, iPods, iPads and smartphones, to transmit a signal to the MusicLites speakers.

MusicLites fit into 4-, 5- or 6-inch recessed lighting cans. Each MusicLites kit contains two 3.8- by 5.3-inch modules and a remote that can dim the lights and raise or lower the audio, the companies reported.

As many as five zones with up to 12 MusicLites in each zone can be tied together in a single network, creating a scalable lighting and audio system. MusicLites also are water-resistant.

MusicLites is commercially available through select audio dealers this month. For more information and locations, visit www.musiclites.com.
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