LiFi: Wireless data from every light bulb
LiFi is the answer to our digital future
Maybe you’ve heard about LiFi and its revolutionary speeds up to 1000 times faster than WiFi, the current wireless Internet technology standard, but what is LiFi exactly? How can we use it? Will LiFi replace WiFi? LiFi.co is here to help you understand how LiFi is likely to transform our digital world.
LiFi is a revolutionary technology
LiFi (or Li-Fi) is a fairly new technology. With LiFi, LED light bulbs are used to send data via light. LiFi is an abbreviation of “Light Fidelity”, a term first coined by Harald Haas, a German Professor of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh. LiFi was first publicly introduced during the TED Global talk in 2011. Like WiFi, LiFi can send data bilaterally and wirelessly connect electronic devices like phones, tablets and laptops with the internet.
Benefits of LiFi
Fast & stable
LiFi can be up to 1000 times faster than WiFi. This high speed and extremely stable internet is necessary for our transforming world.
Shared and often overloaded broadband networks have a lot of security issues. LiFi allows us to shut the door on our wireless data.
LiFi technology is cost-effective, low-maintenance and can be integrated into exisiting LED lighting infrastructure.
Latest LiFi news
At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Oledcomm announced LiFiMAX, a low-profile ceiling lamp. LiFiMax is an optical wireless communication system that offers an internet connection over light waves to up to 16 users simultaneously at a peak speed of 100Mbps. Oledcomm...read more
A French control access startup named HAVR has created the BrightLock, the first smart lock that connects through LiFi. The BrightLock enables users to unlock their doors with the light from their smartphones.read more
PureLiFi has provided its LiFi technology for a new range of LiFi-integrated lighting products that will extend to panel lights and other commercial form factors to allow for flexible deployments.read more