Transparent’s portable Light Speaker is a eco-friendly statement piece for dark nights
The Light Speaker is said to be suited for both indoor and outdoor use.
Kickstarter-launched and Stockholm-based modular electronics company Transparent has launched its newest audio offering, a portable speaker designed after traditional outdoor lanterns called The Light Speaker.
The evocative design isn’t just for show, as LED lights in the base can be adjusted with a knob to go from flickering candlelight to reading light levels. The vibrating bass-and-light element has several colour variations and can pulse along with the music, making what looks like a fairly unassuming piece a standout statement speaker.
While The Light Speaker isn’t totally an ‘outdoor speaker’ per se, it does come with a few features that will delight those who want to take it with them on camping trips as it has a IPX2 weatherproof rating, and sports 10 hours of battery life. The delicate-looking glass portion of the speaker is made of a borosilicate glass that Transparent says is durable enough for use outdoors and indoors.
The five-watt speaker itself features a 2.5-inch full range driver, a passive 3-inch radiator, and what Transparent is touting as true wireless dual-speaker streaming. It comes equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and is capable of a frequency response of 60Hz to 18kHz.
Those interested in keeping their purchases eco-friendly will be particularly delighted by the modular design on the speaker itself, which uses glass and aluminium and is meant to be long-lasting and upgradeable as time passes. In fact, through a partnership with the Keep Electrical and Electronic Products project, buyers can follow the entire life cycle of their Light Speaker, from the production stage to the point where it gets recycled.
The Light Speaker will retail at £290 / €320 / $370 and is available for preorder at Transparent’s website.