“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.” Today’s article will be about the common misconceptions of Li-Fi technology that you may or may not have heard. But first, what is Li-Fi?
The idea of using LED bulbs to provide a broadband internet connection through light waves was floated in 2011; now companies are coming up with different ways to harness this power. Thomas Edison illuminated the world when he patented the first electric light globe in 1879. In the digital era, another bright spark had a newRead more
European operator O2 kicked off a trial that involves sending large amounts of data using LiFi, which uses light instead of RF to communicate. The trial at O2’s headquarters in Slough, U.K., is part of a partnership with pureLiFi, the startup that was hatched out of the University of Edinburgh, where researchers have been conductingRead more
Li-Fi pioneer PureLiFi is focused on delivering internet access through lights, and it just demonstrated the technology at MWC 2018 integrated into a laptop and a phone case for the first time. There are various potential applications for Li-Fi, but the main drive for its adoption comes from the impending spectrum crunch which will see radio frequenciesRead more
According to a tweet posted 2 AUG, pureLiFi is selling kits to academic researchers. The kit includes: 2 LiFi XC stations, 2x LiFi Access points, and 2 Lucicup luminaires. More information, here
When was the last time you called a Wi-Fi router beautiful? I can’t remember either. A new project by designer Alexandre Picciotto in conjunction with technology company Oledcomm will make you look at the design of data differently. Called the c-224, it’s a lamp built specifically for shared tables at libraries. At first glance, it’s simply a starkly beautifulRead more