Can I use LightSpeaker for rear surrounds with my existing home theater system?
Yes, you can use the LightSpeakers as rear surrounds as long as you have an audio video receiver that not only has speaker wire connections for the surround channels but also has line level “Pre-Outs” for those channels as well. Not connecting anything to those surround speaker wire terminals, you would connect the surround left and right “pre outs” to the LightSpeaker transmitter’s separate left and right inputs on the zone you assigned the LightSpeakers to when you installed them as surrounds (with one designated as “right” and the other “left”). This connection from your receiver to the transmitter can be made with a standard 3 or 6 foot long “RCA” stereo audio cable. Set and leave the volume level of the “surround” LightSpeakers at about one half their maximum volume (using volume adjustments either on the LightSpeaker remote or transmitter itself). Then, connect the rest of your speakers in your surround system to the corresponding speaker terminals on your receiver, connect your subwoofer to your receiver, and either manually set the channel levels in your system or have them automatically set if your receiver has an automatic setup feature (refer to your receiver’s owner manual). Doing this, you still have the flexibility, for example, to connect up to three additional LightSpeaker pairs to the other zone and use for distributed sound from a second source (and lighting) throughout your home!
How does the LightSpeaker Sound?
Everyone experiences sound differently so how a speaker performs is really a matter of opinion. Therefore, Klipsch designs a variety of premium speakers that satisfy different tastes, lifestyles and budgets. The LightSpeaker, which has a wide frequency response of 90Hz to 20kHz, is designed to deliver a full spectrum of sound. If you want to hear the LightSpeaker before you buy it, please visit one of our retail partners for a demonstration.
Can I use the LightSpeaker as a wireless rear surround speaker in my home theater system?
Yes, the LightSpeaker will work as a wireless rear surround speaker in certain home theater applications.
Is the LightSpeaker weatherproof?
The LightSpeaker is intended for indoor use. However, it is not recommended for placement above showers or in saunas.
What is the light equivalency and warm color temperature of the LightSpeaker’s LED bulb?
The LightSpeaker’s 10 watt LED bulb gives off the equivalent lumens of a standard 65 watt incandescent. The Kelvin temperature is 3,000, which is very close to that of a compact fluorescent light. The LightSpeaker’s LED bulb has a color rendering index of 80, which means you can easily distinguish between a dark navy blue sock and a black sock. To give you more perspective, natural sunlight has a color rendering index of 100.
Is the LightSpeaker too heavy for an Edison socket?
No, the LightSpeaker meets the UL-approved weight limit.
How is the LightSpeaker System worth its $599 price tag?
There are several money-saving benefits to owning a LightSpeaker System:
Will the LightSpeaker interfere with the internet I use over my electric lines?
The LightSpeaker system transmits audio and control functions wirelessly at 2.4 GHz (not over an electrical line) and will not interfere with any system transmitted over an electrical line. The only use of electrical lines for the LightSpeaker system is for electrical power to the LightSpeakers (which are connected to standard Edison sockets) and electrical power to the transmitter (where a DC power supply for the transmitter would plug into a standard wall socket for power only).
If I dim the LightSpeaker from the wall switch, would the volume of the speaker go down?
We have tested many dimmer switches, most of which worked flawlessly with no interruption to sound or light as the system is low voltage and requires very little power. So, in most cases, the sound will not be affected. The light and sound are controlled by the transmitter and remote control only.
If I dim the lights of LightSpeaker with the remote or transmitter, will the speaker volume go down, too?
The remote and transmitter control the lighting levels and speaker volume independently. For example, you can dim the lights without affecting the speaker volume or vice versa.
Will the LightSpeaker’s wireless technology interfere with other wireless devices?
The LightSpeaker utilizes proprietary 2.4GHz wireless technology that will not interfere with most wireless devices, i.e. cordless phones. However, in studies, the LightSpeaker’s wireless technology has been affected when a SoundCast product or Verizon’s MiFi is positioned within 35-feet of the LightSpeaker’s standalone transmitter. How far can the LightSpeaker be from the wireless transmitter?
The LightSpeaker transmitter sends sound to LightSpeakers located within a 50 foot radius of the transmitter. Such “obstacles” as metal wall studs, etc. the signal must pass through may reduce that radius.
Can the LightSpeaker be added to a system that already has multi-room speakers?
Yes, if it is hooked up to share music sources. For example, it can be used in conjunction with a Sonos system.
Can LightSpeaker system be added to a universal RF remote?
No, you cannot use the system with a universal RF remote.
Is it possible to replace just the light in LightSpeaker, or does the entire unit need to be changed?
The LED light in the LightSpeaker is not a replaceable part on its own. It is rated for 40,000 hours of use which equals 15 years or more under normal use conditions.
Is there a LightSpeaker with an LED light only without a speaker for aesthetic purposes?
The LightSpeaker is currently available only as a combination light and speaker.
Can I turn off the light on LightSpeaker system without turning off the speakers?
You can fully dim or turn off a zone of lights with the button on the remote or transmitter and the speakers will still work. However, neither the speaker nor light will work without the actual light switch on.