Eagan, Minn. - Capitol, a CE distributor for residential systems and light commercial contractors, has added MusicLites, which combines a wireless, high-fidelity speaker with LED lighting.
MusicLites is the result of a partnership between lighting supplier Osram Sylvania and Artison, a high-end audio maker, according to Capitol.
"MusicLites is a brilliant combination of light and sound in a truly attractive package," commented Jeff Kussard, Capitol's strategic development director, in a prepared statement. "Not only is it an all-around smart and practical product, but it is a perfect example of how â€˜No New Long Wires' technologies are giving integrators a powerful new tool for building incremental income with easy-to-implement models."
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.
Each MusicLites unit features an efficient 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, the distributor said.
MusicLites fit into
4-, 5- or 6-inch
recessed lighting cans. Each MusicLites kit contains two 3.8-inch by 5.3-inch modules and a remote that can dim the lights and raise or lower the audio. 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 that can work for every application from a small apartment to large restaurant or hotel ballroom. MusicLites also are water resistant, making them an ideal solution for outdoor settings such as covered porches and decks, Capitol said.
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