BMW Hopes for Smaller Li-Fi Gear on Factory Floor

It has become clearer why BMW used infrared light rather than visible: Infrared is faster, according to the group that led the project. Li-Fi can use the visible light emitted by LED luminaires, or, as at the Munich BMW plant,

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The 10 Big Lighting Trends for 2018

Lighting is changing, and the next 12 months will be a defining period in the sector as we move away from an energy-saving offer to fully embrace all things digital. Here’s how Lux sees the big trends to watch for

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Forget Lighting, This Li-Fi Is for Outdoor Data Communications Only

Germany’s Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) has turned the concept of lighting on its head, developing a Li-Fi transmission box called the LED Backhaul in which the light waves have nothing to do with illumination, but everything to do with

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Li-Fi Has No Impact on Quality of LED Lighting, Says Study

A team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, did a year long research to find out if Li-Fi could be detrimental to the energy-efficiency of LEDs used as lighting sources. The study shows that when digital data is

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World’s First Li-Fi Classroom Opens in Germany

Pupils in the space – at the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart – uses modulated light from the LED luminaires to receive data to their devices, an emerging technology known as Li-Fi. Wi-Fi, by contrast, delivers data via radio waves. A special

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Li-Fi Firms Gather to Unveil First Lights at LuxLive

Innovations from the top three firms PureLiFi, Linmore and Lucibel – including, for the first time, Li-Fi-enabled battens and downlights – will be unveiled at the event, marking LiFi’s global commercial debut. PureLiFi and Lucibel will introduce their joint-venture Ores

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LiFi – Lighting Up The Digital Highway System

Using light to send digital data is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. The potential for this high-speed technology to change everything about the way we use the internet, and send and receive data is huge. Check out this video. LED

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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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