Capitol has added MusicLites to its arsenal, a product that combines a wireless, high-fidelity speaker with a state-of-the-art LED light.
MusicLites combines a wireless, high-fidelity speaker with a state-of-the-art LED light.
MusicLites is the result of a partnership between OSRAM SYLVANIA and ARTISON.
“MusicLites is a brilliant combination of light and sound in a truly attractive package,” said Jeff Kussard, Capitol’s director of strategic development. “Not only is it an all-around smart and practical product, but it is a perfect example of how “No New Long Wires” technologies are giving integrators a powerful new tool for building incremental income with easy-to-implement models.”
“From day one, Capitol has been one of the biggest boosters of bringing exciting concepts such as MusicLites to the professional installation community,” said ARTISON 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. It’s the perfect add-on for a modern whole-house system."
MusicLites allows consumers and businesses to create a high-end audio and lighting experience without wires almost anywhere with 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 70-millimeter full-range high-fidelity loudspeaker and a wireless audio receiver. A 2.4 GHZ 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.
“Pairing our expertise in lighting with ARTISON’s expertise in sound has allowed us to work together to create an innovative home audio experience that combines space-saving functionality with the luxury of surround sound,” said Frank St. Onge, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “We are delighted to introduce MusicLites’ cutting edge technology and provide the highest quality lighting and audio for any area of the home or business.”
MusicLites fit into four, five or six-inch recessed lighting cans. Each MusicLites kit contains two 3.8-inch x 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.
Added Kussard: “Once again, Capitol is leading the “No New Long Wires” trend by offering such a groundbreaking new product. It’s a trend that we have and will continue to take very seriously.”