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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Laser Li-Fi is Ten-Times Faster than LED Li-Fi

Li-Fi technology that uses LED lighting instead of radio waves (Wi-Fi) 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. The project is being

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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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New LED Technology Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth

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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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Leviton Launches Voice, Hubless Controls

Leviton announced today the release of a ground-breaking “hubless” home automation solution, Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi Technology, offering remote access, app-based scheduling and voice control. The new product family simplifies home lighting control from anywhere by automating interior and exterior

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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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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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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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Philips Teams With Cisco and Dutch Energy Utility Alliander on Smart Lighting Project

The threesome teamed with a private-public group called Amsterdam Smart City, Dutch telecoms giant KPN, and others to install a connected lighting scheme and public Wi-Fi at Hoekenrodeplein, a large modern square with shops, hotels, and music that’s near Amsterdam

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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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Lights Are Computers Now, So The Founder Of Silicon Labs Has A Lighting Startup By Stacey Higginbotham

Ketra, a six-year-old company based in Austin, Texas has raised $31 million to date and plans to join the growing cadre of big names taking on consumer lighting. Overall, the commercial and consumer lighting market has experienced a profound shift

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Lighting that Produces Wi-Fi

A new fluorescent lamp emits Wi-Fi signals. Created by enclosing ionized argon and mercury gas in a common fluorescent tube, the device becomes functional when the lighting element is turned on, changing the gasses to a plasma. A coupling sleeve

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LEDs Shine the Light on Wi-Fi

The benefits of LEDs as a brighter, more efficient alternative to fluorescent lamps have become common knowledge. It may only be a matter of time before LEDs become the lighting source of choice for consumers. What is not so widely

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