Li-Fi

Li-Fi

A digital, wireless visible light communication (VLC) technology that uses LED lights. Unlike Wi-Fi, Li-Fi signals are not subject to electromagnetic interference and can be used in airplanes, hospitals and underwater. Invented by Professor Harald Haas, University of Edinburgh, Li-Fi requires line of sight from transmitter to receiver; however, the light pulses can be redirected from mirrors and white walls. See visible light communication.
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Watch this video to see Harald Haas, the inventor of Li-Fi, at a TED conference back in 2011.
According to Chi Nan, an information technology professor with the university, four computers were found to be able to connect easily to the internet when kept near the Li-Fi bulb.
UK scientists have revealed that Li-Fi transmits data using the spectrum of visible light, with potential transmission speeds of 10Gbit/s, more than 250 times faster than 'superfast' broadband.
Li-Fi promises movie downloads in less than a minute.
tru=bMNb4T#ixzz38krxWPOS) Li-Fi for receiving and transmitting data through light waves.
The technology under development is called Li-Fi for light-based wireless communication, as opposed to the more prevailing Wi-Fi using radio waves.
Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) wireless data transfer technology:
Li-Fi usually names to systems based on visible light.
Li-Fi, the Southwest Video Game Expo and Li-Fi logo and SWGE logo are registered trademarks of Li-Fi Inc.
The Wysips Connect version is Li-Fi compatible, enabling the mobile telephone to receive and transmit data over light waves (VLC-Visible Light Communication) without using the battery.
The VLC / Li-Fi market is expected to get more value due to its wide range of applications.