FAQ: LightSpeaker®

Where can I get support for my LightSpeaker product?

Klipsch no longer supports LightSpeaker products. For assistance, please visit IAV LightSpeaker. FAQs below are provided as a convenience only.

Will the dimmer switch that controls my regular in-ceiling lights affect the LightSpeaker?

We’ve tested many dimmer switches and most of them worked flawlessly with the LightSpeaker, offering no interruption to the light or sound. The reason being is that the LightSpeaker is part of a low voltage system that requires very little power. However, if you turn your dimmer switch completely off, you “kill” the power to the LightSpeaker and it will not work. It’s also important to note that you can only control the LightSpeaker’s light and sound with its transmitter or remote.

If I dim the LightSpeaker’s LED bulb … will the speaker volume go down, too?

No, the LightSpeaker’s 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. In studies, the LightSpeaker’s wireless technology has been affected when an old microwave, a SoundCast product or Verizon’s MiFi is positioned within 35 feet of the LightSpeaker’s standalone transmitter. However, interferences like this can often be solved by increasing the distance between the two devices. If you have separated the products and are still experiencing what you believe is wireless interference, please contact Klipsch customer service at 1-800-KLIPSCH.

How far can the LightSpeaker be from the wireless transmitter?

The transmitter will wirelessly stream audio to the LightSpeaker within a 50-foot radius. However, the distance could increase if there are few or no obstacles in the wireless path, i.e. metal wall studs. In outdoor tests, the LightSpeaker was found to deliver wireless audio over 125 feet.

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.

Can a LightSpeaker system be added to a universal RF remote?

No, you cannot use the system with a universal RF remote.

Can you replace just the light in the LightSpeaker, or does the entire unit need to be changed?

The LightSpeaker’s LED light is not a replaceable part on its own. However, it is rated for 40,000 hours of use, which equals 15 years or more under normal use conditions.

Is the LightSpeaker weatherproof?

The LightSpeaker is intended for indoor use. However, it is not recommended for placement above showers or in saunas.

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).

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.

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.

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:

• A LightSpeaker uses an efficient LED bulb that is rated for 40,000 hours of use, meaning it can last 15 years or more. It will reduce your daily lighting expenses by 80% and save you from having to change a standard light bulb 50 times.

• A LightSpeaker lets you create a whole-house music system for a fraction of what a traditional distributed audio system costs. You don’t have to pay for separate audio components (i.e. a receiver) or any internal wiring/installation costs. For example, the wiring/installation costs for a traditional 2-channel distributed audio system can cost as much as $1,000 if not more—and that does not include the price of speakers.

• You can take the LightSpeaker with you if you move. A traditional whole-house system is connected to a bunch of wiring and installed in large drywall openings, so it pretty much has to stay with the house.

• A LightSpeaker brings audio to areas previously inaccessible—pretty much wherever you have a light bulb socket you can use a LightSpeaker. However, it is not recommended for areas with high moisture, i.e. above a shower or in a sauna.

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.