NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARTISON, a leading high-end audio technology firm, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, North America's number one lighting company, debuted MusicLites today, an electronics product that pioneers a new category for light and sound by combining a wireless, high-fidelity speaker with a state-of-the-art LED light.
ARTISON and OSRAM SYLVANIA showcased MusicLites at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and PepCom trade shows taking place this week in New York City. MusicLites, which can be powered by plugging into any standard light socket, is now available to consumers and businesses across the United States.
"We are thrilled to launch a truly wireless audio system through our partnership with Osram Sylvania," 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."
Until now, consumers and businesses that wanted a robust audio system were typically constrained by power plugs and speaker wires. 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 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.
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.
"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 is commercially available through select audio dealers June 2011. For more information and locations, please visit www.musiclites.com.
ARTISON was founded in 2003 and has since been committed to the development of leading-edge technology and lifestyle-enhancing home entertainment solutions. Led by renowned speaker designer Cary Christie, ARTISON continues to demonstrate its expertise with technology innovations and advancements that enhance consumers' home audio and video enjoyment and deliver a unique Total Involvement Experience™.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is proud of its long-standing reputation of providing solutions in homes, businesses and institutions, automobiles and a broad range of specialty applications. In fact, it has been doing that since 1901. Over the years, the company has changed to reflect the markets it serves and the customers it reaches. Through this time of change and discovery, one thing has remained constant- a belief that the ideas produced can make a difference in every person's life and that the products created reflect a commitment to making the world more comfortable, more productive and more imaginative. At OSRAM SYLVANIA, 'We make better light for better living".
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