Klipsch recently announced the second patent for the LightSpeaker audio-lighting product.
The United States Patent Office recently awarded Kadence Designs with a utility patent for a single unit bulb that combines low voltage LED lighting with sound and employs digital signal processing, which produces reportedly enhanced sound that compensates for the LightSpeaker's size and location once installed. The Klipsch LightSpeaker received its first patent for its low voltage LED lighting and sound that can be recessed into a ceiling light fixture.
Related Articles and Content
You can find more information on related topics by reading our other articles, Klipsch Introduces Wireless Outdoor Speakers That Rock, Klipsch Announces Reference II Series Speakers, and the Klipsch RF-63 floorstanding loudspeaker review by Tracy Rainwater. There is more information available in our In-Wall Speaker News and Review section and on our Klipsch brand page.
Announced in January 2010 at the International Consumer Electronics Show, the speaker is the first product of its kind to combine LED lighting and wireless ambient sound into a single unit that installs like a light bulb. The LightSpeaker system is able to deliver music wirelessly via a standalone controller. Once a music source, such as a laptop, iPod, or CD player, is connected to the controller, it wirelessly sends the sound to the speaker. The controller's 2.4 GHz wireless technology accommodates up to eight LightSpeaker products, creating stereo sound in multiple rooms. Two music sources can be connected to the controller to establish two separate listening zones. The controller or remote controls the sources, zones, lighting levels, and volume.
The LightSpeaker's dimmable LED bulb is rated for 40,000 hours of use and can last over 15 years. It uses 10 watts to produce light that is bright enough to replace a 65 watt bulb.
There are currently five other patents pending on the speaker.