Pulse by Sengled Combines LED Lighting and JBL Sound
Pulse by Sengled is engineered to provide homeowners a compact and user-friendly way to cost effectively create ambient lighting while also delivering wireless audio entertainment.
Robert Archer · May 12, 2014
As fast as consumers could learn the term CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb) the lighting industry had already moved on to LED bulbs. Cleaner and just as energy efficient, LED bulb manufacturers are finding creative ways to utilize these technologies to give consumers a choice of fun and practical options to light their homes.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based manufacturer Sengled provides a money-saving, home-friendly lighting solution. Back in April the company announced its Pulse by Sengled lighting and wireless audio solution.
Working with the popular audio company JBL, Pulse by Sengled is designed to provide homeowners with a convenient way to save on their electric consumption while adding wireless whole-house audio connectivity at the same time.
“In creating this intelligent bulb, Sengled leverage our core competency as a leading LED lighting company and has redefined light sockets as the hub of smart homes,” says Alex Ruan, general manager of Sengled USA. “The introduction of Pulse is exciting because we were able to take something as ubiquitous as a light bulb and transform it into a consumer electronics product that brings together the utility of lighting and the lifestyle of music and ambiance.”
The Pulse installs into a home just like a typical light bulb and is designed to work with normal Bluetooth devices, including smart phones, web tablets and computers to stream wireless audio. The company points out through its work with JBL, the bulbs are able to deliver whole-house audio entertainment with as many as seven bulbs linked to a single master bulb without having to pull extra wires or cables.
To ensure its convenience, Sengled worked with the interface company EffectiveUI to design an app for Apple iOS and Android users. The app includes provisions for the dimming of lights, audio volume, equalization, and the ability to launch streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.
“As an extension of a product that is focused on creating and customizing an experience, it was critical that the application also provide an intuitive, yet advanced interface for the user,” notes David Maren, vice president, strategy & innovation at EffectiveUI.
Pulse by Sengled ships with one master bulb and a wireless slave bulb. The bulbs have a life expectancy of 25,000 hours. The Pulse by Sengled carries an MSRP of $170 (two bulbs).
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]
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