ALPHARETTA, GA. — Sengled, the Shanghai- based lighting-industry supplier, is combining wireless multiroom speakers with LED light bulbs for the U.S. market.
The Sengled Pulse is a $169 pair of speaker/ LED lights for BR30 in-ceiling down lights. Volume and step-less light dimming can be controlled from an Android and iOS app. It’s already available on Amazon.
The two Pulse speakers can be linked wirelessly to create a stereo pair. Each speaker, one master and one satellite, contains a 1.75-inch driver and 13-watt RMS amplifier to deliver frequency response of 100Hz to 20kHz. Light output is 600 lumens.
The master speaker receives audio via Bluetooth, then uses Wi-Fi Direct to send one of two stereo channels to the satellite. The master also sends music via Wi-Fi Direct to three additional pairs of Pulse speakers, each pair in a separate room, up to 100 feet away.
A new product is the Sengled Pulse Solo, a Bluetooth light bulb that screws into lamps and contains dual JBL drivers to deliver stereo from a single dimmable LED bulb. It retails for $59.
In a related introduction, Sengele plans availability this month of the $49 Boost, a combination Wi-Fi repeater and dimmable LED bulb that’s the size of a traditional A60 bulb. It can be screwed into table lamps. It comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, 2T2R MIMO wireless technology, and 64/128 bit WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2 security. It puts out 470 lumens.