- Brand Name: Giinii
- Model Number: AB-S10
GiiNii AudioBulb Wireless/Expandable LED Light bulb music system for iPod/iPhone/any music source (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- 2.25-inch full range speaker that hooks up to any light bulb socket
- Connect via 3.5mm Aux-in connection or 30-pin connector
- Plugs into any socket up to 60 watts
- Use wirelessly!
- Includes 14-button fully functional remote control
The GiiNii Audio Bulb is a wireless music and lighting system that changes how you play music throughout your home or office. It's designed to work with iPods, iPhones, or an auxiliary input source. This patented idea came from the concept to combine something found in virtually every room: a light socket, with something people want in every room: music and light.
From the Manufacturer
AudioBulb by GiiNii
Wires, meet your nemesis
Introducing AudioBulb: a wireless music and lighting system that revolutionizes how you play music throughout your home or office. Designed to work with iPods, iPhones, or an auxiliary input source, the patented idea came from the concept to combine something found in virtually every room (a light socket) with something people want in every room (music and light).
How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?
AudioBulb requires no technical set-up, wires or custom installation. Three easy steps get you set-up (no, really, 3 steps):
We made it even easier
We took away the wires, so why tether you to the docking station? Complete control is always at your fingertips with the included remote. You not only can modify the music, but also control the lighting and 4-stage dimmer so you can create the moods to match you playlist.
Freedom for your music
AudioBulb lets you create two different zones, and configuring zones is about as simple as the initial set-up. Imagine sleeping in peace and quiet as other household members are up and about jamming to their favorite tunes in the next room. And, with a range of 50 to 100 feet (depending on environment) AudioBulb can reach from the entryway to the patio from a single base station.
And yes, we're green, too
AudioBulb also functions as a super-efficient LED light bulb - with or without music - that lasts for years with normal use (not like a typical light bulb that burns out quickly). You can even use the four-stage dimmer to create the lighting environment you want. With AudioBulb, you get a pristine audio and light solution for the fraction of the cost of a typical distributed audio system or other solutions.
Item (station and bulb) H/L/W (inches): Station: 6.16 x 5.63 x 1.45
Top Customer Reviews
It seems a compelling proposition... a LED, energy saving lightbulb, that contains a wireless speaker. How cool is that? Well it's cool until you figure out that the speaker in most cases is either going to be pointing straight up to the ceiling, or straight down to the floor. So right off the bat you've got some issues with optimal sound dispersion. Then you've got to consider that the fixture the light/speaker will be in likely has a shade around it, further causing difficulty for sound dispersion. Then consider that the unique shape of the unit makes it not suitable for most fixtures (at least in my house) and that the kit only includes hardware for attaching a lampshade to a single lamp, not two. Why only provide one lampshade bracket when there are two speakers? Go figure.
We have numerous recessed light fixtures in our house. Great, or so I thought. It turns out that you can't really use these in dimmer controlled fixtures unless you make sure the dimmer is full on. Well, that's not going to happen most of the time in our house so I can't use them in the recessed fixtures. Also some of our fixtures are just too small in diameter for the unit to fit in. Another fail.
The transmitter/base is just something you've got to find space somewhere to put. If you are used to using a docking iPod speaker, then you've probably got the space. But otherwise it might actually be challenging to find an appropriate spot to put this where it's easy to get to when you need to undock your iPod.
I did not find it particularly easy to set up although it was not impossibly difficult.Read more ›
The AudioBulb, by GiiNii, provides a unique solution: a wireless music and lighting system that you can play in any room in your home, including, if you have a light socket, outside in your front or backyard. The AudioBulb is super-easy to set up, I literally had the system up and running in about one minute. And the speakers sound great; I tried a variety of music, including jazz, rock 'n' roll, classical, and R&B, and the speakers produced a very clear sound. I even turned up the volume, and the speakers handled the bass and treble very well, with no distortion. I tried the speakers inside my home and they easily filled a moderate and even a large-sized room. I also tried these in my backyard and again the speakers performed well, offering great sound without the hassles of running wires or drilling holes through walls. The signal also didn't drop, even after I moved the base station out of the room and away from the speakers.
Now the downside. The light that the AudioBulbs produce is not all that great. Even at its brightest (there are four stages of brightness) the bulbs did not seem to produce that much light. The bulbs are also much heavier than a standard light bulb, so if your light source is a small lamp, be careful while screwing in the bulb to ensure it doesn't tip over your lamp. Also, don't drop the bulb. I don't get the impression they would survive a fall on a hard surface, such as a tile floor.Read more ›
* The speakers have a light built into them so you do not lose your lamps light giving abilities.
* The speakers sounded reasonable given the limitations of the system.
* The dock also charges the iPod/iPhone.
* Setup was super easy--2 mins.
* The Bulbs fit in my ceiling fan which I was a pleasant surprise.
* Has an audio input for use with other devices.
Some things to consider:
* Base station has a bright blue light which blinks when the speakers aren't on. It's annoying.
* The light these give off has a very odd spectrum. People look jaundiced under them.
As for the lights, this was another concern. I have can-lights all up and down this particular ceiling, and the idea of replacing 2 of them seemed odd. However, this gamble also paid off. They look like Tony Stark's Arc reactor, and the dimmable feature is great (these particular cans did not have dimmers, and saved me the trouble of installing them).
As an Android guy, the now non-compatible Apple pin configuration was a non-issue, but apparently they have adapters for all kinds (not sure about the iphone 5). Bluetooth connectivity would have been nice for audio, but sometimes the ease of an Aux jack is nice for guests anyway. A subwoofer add on would be sweet. Your old smartphone could find a permanent resting place by the base station, functioning as a device that used to be called "an mp3 player."
The box was opened and the system was installed in less than 30min.
If you're looking at these, odds are, they will meet or exceed expectations!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the audio quality is good for a the size, but the lights are not very bright and the boot time is annoying. Read morePublished 14 months ago by t james turner
my wife loves it when she is in the kitchen and the ease of usePublished 18 months ago by Nicholas Vazquez
Gave these as a gift and they were blown away by the sound quality. Only draw back was that they have to use a cord with their iPhone 6. Love the ability to dim lighting too.Published 20 months ago by Beedee
Sounds great easy to install looking forward to an upgraded base this one is not compatible with IPhone 5 or 6. Read morePublished 21 months ago by mathew campbell
2 years later and my friends still swoon over this system. If it was Bluetooth it would be perfect.Published on October 21, 2014 by T. Romano
4 stars for now just ordered last week excited to see how they work. What I want to know is where to get more bulbs. Do you sell them. I need more. Read morePublished on September 3, 2014 by George S.
Love this product!!!! Great sound ,super easy installation ,Published on August 22, 2014 by teresa miller