Li-Fi Tested in US Subway Terrorist Attack Scenario

The durability of Li-Fi, the system that delivers an internet service via the lights, has been tested during a terrorist attack drill in the United States. pureLiFi, the company behind the technology, teamed up with Verizon, Nokia and Aegex Technologies

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Li-Fi Eyes Opportunity as France Bans Wi-Fi in Schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centers that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access. Wi-Fi

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Li-Fi Crucial to the Future of Lighting, Says LED Inventor

Speaking at Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Dr. Shuji Nakamura stated that LED has now reached a ‘stage of maturity’ and manufacturers are seeking out new markets where they can thrive into the future. Nakamura named Li-Fi and laser lighting as

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Philips Acquires French Li-Fi Company

Holland’s Philips Lighting has quietly acquired a small French company specializing in visible light communications (VLC) in a move believed to be aimed at boosting Philips’ capabilities in Li-Fi, the light-based technology expected to provide Wi-Fi-like two-way Internet communications. The

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Key Opportunities Brewing as Global Li-Fi Market Grow

The global Li-Fi market is expected to exhibit growth at a robust pace between 2016 and 2023. Massive bandwidth owing to the growing RF spectrum crunch, together with a high degree of security and energy efficiency are expected to bolster

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Laser Li-Fi Is Ten-Times Faster Than LED Li-Fi

Li-Fi technology that uses LED lighting instead of radio waves to transmit data, will now use laser-based lighting, that will transmit data rate ten times faster. Laser-based Li-Fi will have better light output than LED. As LEDs use phosphors to

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US Navy Turns to Li-Fi to Tackle Russian Hacking

Ships will be able to transmit data with a beam of light from a common LED. The light is then received by a photodiode, which is able to decode the information. The technology, when used at sea, is in many

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New Phosphor Blend for LEDs Could Crank Up Li-Fi Speed

Adding perovskite to the material that converts blue LED light into white boosts visible light communication modulation rates by a factor of 40, researchers find, improving the capabilities of Li-Fi. VLC uses the invisible modulations in LED lightwaves to transmit

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Top US Basketball Team in Li-Fi Stadium First

The California Golden State Warriors’ new stadium is all set to feature Li-fi. The Li-fi Centre, the Edinburgh based technology company, is to install Li-fi. The high-tech sports and entertainment complex, which is due to be completed by 2018, will

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World’s First True Li-Fi Office to Open in Paris

Tech start-up pureLifi – based in Edinburgh, Scotland – will provide the technology and French manufacturer Lucibel will supply the LED luminaires for the ambitious installation at the headquarters of Sogeprom, the property arm of French bank Société Générale. The

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Is Li-Fi the Next Generation of Wireless Communication? by Robert Bain

In the office of the future, the luminaires won’t just provide light, they’ll also provide your internet connection. A new technology called Li-Fi can encode data in the light from normal LED luminaires, turning your office lights into a high-speed

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Paris Firm Wins Contract to Supply Li-Fi for the Paris Metro

The ambitious project – which will allow over two million daily commuters to use lights as a form of Wi-fi, dubbed ‘Li-fi’ – now looks firmly on track. Paris-based Oledcomm, a spin-off of the University of Versailles, won the contract

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Visible Light Communication Market to Increase Exponentially

The global VLC/Light Fidelity/(Li-Fi) market was valued at $ 454.8 million in 2015, according to Grand View Research Inc. The company forecasts that rising adoption of communication technology and exponential increase in the number of internet users will drive the

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10 Lighting Trends You Need to Know by Gordon Routledge

With so many trade shows taking place in such a short space of time, the lighting industry has been emptying the lab and getting the latest kit and concepts on display. A tech revolution is happening in lighting – and

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Lighting up data – Visible Light Communications (VLC) by Sohrab Modi

VLC = Illumination + Communication – The exponential growth of data has placed significant demand for a flexible, reliable, secure, high bandwidth, low cost network medium. While wireless provides flexibility, radio does not have unlimited bandwidth. Also the cost, security

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The Lux Two-Minute Explainer: Li-fi

Li-fi can perform around 100 times faster than wi-fi, which would mean you could download the entire set of Star Wars movies in around one second. Li-fi is a way of transmitting data to devices such as smart phones using

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Apple Set to Add Li-Fi Capability to iPhone

Apple looks set to include a li-fi capability in future versions of the iPhone, meaning it can access high-speed data using lighting. The backing of a tech giant like Apple would transform the technology from scientific curiosity into a mainstream

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The Li-Fi Revolution: Coming Soon to an Office Near You

Tech start-up company Velmenni has used Li-Fi-enabled lamps to transmit data at speeds of 1Gbps (Gigabits per second). Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of up to 224Gbps. The company tested the method of delivering data, which uses the visible

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Are You Ready for Li-Fi?

In the office of the future, the luminaires won’t just provide light, they’ll also provide your internet connection. A new technology called Li-Fi can encode data in the light from normal LED luminaires, turning your office lights into a high-speed

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Paris Metro Considers Transmitting Internet Via the Lights

The Paris Metro and commuter train service is doubling up on a quarter of a million new LED lights by using them to transmit the internet to commuters’ computers, phones and tablets via an emerging technology known as Li-Fi, considered

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