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Klipsch LightSpeaker® System

Wireless in-ceiling speakers that install in existing light fixtures

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Our take on the Klipsch LightSpeaker® System

by Tara W.
Klipsch
2010 Innovations International CES

Klipsch® LightSpeakers are the easiest-to-install in-ceiling speakers we've ever seen. It's an ingenious idea — turn your canned lighting fixtures into unobtrusive speakers that disappear in your ceiling. Each speaker features a built-in amplifier and wireless receiver, as well as a low-distortion driver for clear, detailed sound. This all adds up to easy, wireless installation. The speakers screw into your existing lighting fixtures — no cabling required. They also include a long-lasting LED light bulb, so you won't lose lighting in the area where you install the speaker.

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Simple operation
This system includes two speakers, one wireless transmitter, and one remote control. Connect your audio sources to the transmitter's two stereo analog inputs. Then use the transmitter or the remote to turn on the speakers and adjust volume as well as to control the LED light.

Expand the system to more rooms
Create a system of up to eight speakers — four stereo pairs — to enjoy music in more areas of your home. You can even send your two connected music sources to two independent "zones" — play jazz in the living room and den and rock in the kitchen and dining room.

Highlights:

  • wireless speaker kit includes 2 speakers, 1 transmitter, and 1 remote
  • create a multi-room system of up to 4 pairs of speakers (additional LightSpeakers sold separately)
  • warranty: 1 year (2 years for LED)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
LightSpeakers:
  • installs in standard 5" or 6" recessed ceiling light fixture (with Edison socket)
  • long-lasting replaceable LED lightbulb
  • built-in 20-watt digital amplifier
  • 2-1/2" wide-dispersion driver
  • frequency response: 90-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • depth: 7-1/8"
  • diameter (without bezel): 5-1/8"
Transmitter:
  • wirelessly sends stereo audio signals to Klipsch LightSpeakers
  • operates at 2.4 GHz
  • two stereo analog audio inputs
  • volume, source, and zone controls for LightSpeaker audio playback
  • on, off, and dim controls for LightSpeaker lights
  • power adapter included
Remote:
  • volume, source, and zone controls for LightSpeaker audio playback
  • on, off, and dim controls for LightSpeaker lights
  • uses 2 "AAA" batteries (included)

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Type Acoustic Suspension
Video Shielded No
Tweeter ---
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 2.5
Woofer Composition Paper
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20
Sensitivity 0 dB
Impedance (Ohms) N/A
Frequency Response 90-20kHz
Connector Type 2.4GHz
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 1 Year (2 Yrs LED)
Labor Warranty 1 Year (2 Yrs LED)
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 LightSpeakers (L 5.2.2)
  • 2 Lens covers
  • Large bezel
  • Small bezel
  • Transmitter (T2.2)
  • AC power supply with attached 6' DC cord
  • RF remote control (M2.2)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Two 5' Audio cables (with stereo RCA connectors on one end and a stereo 3.5mm connector on other end)
  • Remote bracket assembly
  • 2 Mounting screws
  • 4 Self-adhesive felt-pads
  • Owner's Manual/Installation Instructions (Eng)
  • Owner's Manual/Installation Instructions (Spa)
  • Quick Installation Guide (Eng/Spa)
  • Tech Support contact information card

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Overview: The Klipsch LightSpeaker System (LS 5.2.2) combines efficient LED lighting and wireless ambient sound into a three-piece system that installs similar to a light-bulb. The Klipsch LightSpeaker System includes two LightSpeakers, one transmitter, RF remote control, and other essential cables and hardware. The wireless LightSpeakers are intended to install into a 5" or 6" recessed ceiling light fixture, common in most homes and will replace a standard light bulb (R-30 or R-40).

Features
Mounting Options
Dimensions

Features

Multi-Room Music: If you have a light fixture with an Edison socket, you can add brilliant light and ambient music to any room with the Klipsch LightSpeaker System. In order to deliver music wirelessly throughout your home, the LightSpeaker relies on a standalone 2.4GHz transmitter. A music source, such as a laptop, iPod, TV, or home stereo connects to the transmitter (via RCA/minijack) and it wirelessly sends the sound to the LightSpeakers, using proprietary 2.4GHz wireless technology (up to 50' in any direction). You can connect two music sources to the transmitter as well as establish two separate listening zones in your home. Up to 8 LightSpeakers (714LS520, sold separately) install in a system. The transmitter and included RF remote control all system functions.

Two Zone System: The Klipsch LightSpeaker System allows you to se up two separate zones in  your home. Each LightSpeaker features a Zone switch which allows you to indentify it as Zone 1 or Zone 2. The included transmitter base station will then automatically seek out and identify each zone. This in turn will allow you to control the music and lighting in each zone separately from either the transmitter base or the RF remote control.

LightSpeaker: The LightSpeakers simply install into almost any 5" (R-30) or 6" (R-40) recessed ceiling light fixture and serves two system purposes - it act as a wireless, self-powered loudspeaker and a dimmable LED light.

  • Full-Range Sound Performance: The LightSpeaker's full-range internal speaker uses a 20 watt high-performance, low-distortion digital amplifier to deliver energy efficient sound. Furthermore, the 2.5-inch wide dispersion driver uses digital signal processing to optimize high- and low-frequency output for a full spectrum of sound.
  • Brilliant LED Light: The LightSpeaker comes with a fully dimmable LED bulb that is rated for 25,000 to 40,000 hours of use and can last over 15 years (long lifespan saves changing 50 standard bulbs). It also reduces daily lighting expenses by 80%, using 10 watts to produce light that's bright enough to replace up to a 65-watt bulb. The LED light is fully dimmable using the included remote and transmitter. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED light bulbs contain no mercury or halogen gases and produce almost no heat.

2.4GHz Transmitter: The 2.4GHz transmitter base station connects up to two audio components via stereo RCA/minijack connection and then wirelessly transmits the incoming audio signal to the installed LightSpeakers via a 2.4GHz frequency. The transmitter also offers controls for the system. It allows you to control Zone, Source, Volume, and Brightness (of LED light).

RF Remote Control: The Klipsch LightSpeaker System includes an RF wireless remote control (operates off of two "AAA" batteries; included). The RF remote will control which source you listen to in a room, as well as the level of the sound and the brightness of the light; this can be done from almost anywhere in the house, so you don't need to be near the transmitter.

Earth Friendly: The LightSpeaker System can pay for itself in 5 years through savings on installation, equipment, and daily usage of the LED green lighting.

Mounting Options

No Wiring/Easy Install: The LightSpeaker installs like a light bulb and fits almost any fixture with a standard Edison socket; such as 5- and 6-inch recessed can-lighting, hanging lights, as well as table and floor lamps. The LightSpeaker is equipped with a unique mounting system (SimpleTabs). The three SimpleTabs, on the back of the speaker can be rotated outward and when the LightSpeaker is pressed into the housing, hold it centered and securely in place. There is no wiring, no retrofitting, and no software. Plus, uninstalling the LightSpeaker is just as simple, in case you move.

Mounting Requirements: The Klipsch LightSpeaker requires a light fixture with an Edison socket and an opening of 4.75" in diameter with 6.5625" of depth.

Ceiling Height Recommend Max Speaker Spacing
8' 8'
10' 13'
12' 20'
14' & higher 25'

Dimensions

Component Measurements:

  • LightSpeakers:
    • Without Bezel: 5.125" (diameter) x 7.125" (depth)
    • With 5" Bezel: 6.75" (diameter) x 7.125" (depth)
    • With 6" Bezel: 7.5625" (diameter) x 7.125" (depth)
  • Transmitter: 6.0" (width) x 2.5625" (height) x 8.25" (depth)
  • Remote: 2.085" (width) x 1.125" (height) x 5.125" (length)

 

 
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Written By Mark in Texas, Katy Texas on Sunday, October 02, 2011
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Purchased this unique product about a month ago. Set up was easy, connected to the Zone 2 line out of an Onkyo reciever. Convenience of the same channel stereo in a second room is great. Sound is typical for a very small speaker (not much bass). LED light brightness is adjustable and perhaps even brighter than the original 60W bulb when turned all the way up. Light and speaker volume can be adjusted and turned off independently. Remote control is radio frequency, so you don't need line of sight to the transmitter to adjust the volume (you can be a room away). The transmitter or power supply (not sure which) failed in the first week, but Crutchfield service was great and they sent me a new one right away.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch LightSpeaker® System

Written By Gary, Highland Park IL on Monday, June 13, 2011
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Purchased this product for a retail store front to play background music. It installed easily (right into existing flood light holes) and works great. Hooked an I Pod up and we were off and running. Also liked the LED lighting feature with dimming. We have the transmitter about 50 feet from the farthest speaker without problems. We also run a wireless signal for customer internet access and there is no interference.
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5 out of 5

Wireless ceiling speaker

Written By Clark, Weslaco, TX on Sunday, August 01, 2010
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The installation was easy, just tight them good enough. I thought one of them was defective but when the second one had the same issue I realized it was me and not the speakers. After that, very easy.
Sound is pretty pretty decent, crisp, clear. Do not expect huge bass sound but it is enough at least for me.
The light power just like previous 60 w fluorescent flood lights I had before.
Crutchfield service excellent as usual. Delivered right on time.
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5 out of 5

The best ceiling Speaker without the wire!

Written By Daddy Groovy, Seattle, WA on Thursday, March 04, 2010
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This is the best thing that ever happened to in-ceiling speaker system--very innovative.
I'm glad that I don't have to crawl the ceiling to run my cables. The installation was a
breeze if you're sockets requires no disassembly--it took me around five minutes to
install for each speaker system. The sound quality is superior than any ceiling speakers
on any five star hotels. The LED light was as bright as the compact fluorescent fixtures
on my existing installation. My wife was so happy with the purchased and our kitchen
was never been the same again with the music. In fact, she ordered two more speakers
for our area upstairs.
Thanks.
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