The Business of LiFi

Quantum Computing Meets Li-Fi

October 12

Lighting vendors are going all out to transform themselves into high-tech Internet and data communication players, so it seemed only a matter of time until one of the most intriguing concepts in information technology — quantum computing — worked its way onto the scene, as it did today with a Li-Fi startup.


Signify Launches LiFi in Greece

October 12

Signify, its new corporate name Philips Lighting, a world leader in professional and consumer lighting as well as lighting for the Internet of Things, brings in Greece the innovative technology of LiFi. Greece is the first country in SE Europe and one of the first in the world in which the company launches new technology.


Light Rider Unveils Quantum Li-Fi Technology to Enable Network Security

October 8

US company Light Rider, a quantum Li-Fi company, has unveiled its first quantum encryption products that could revolutionise network security for businesses and individuals. The company has combined Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology that utilises light to transmit data between devices, and quantum encryption technology for individual users. By bringing the two technologies together, LightRead more


Whatever Happened to Li-Fi?

September 14

One of the several mysteries central to the plot of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles involves mysterious lights that appear on the moor, a stretch of wilderness upon which Baskerville Hall is located. These lights are, in


Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications

June 19

CEA-Leti researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro-LED. Their data transmission rate of 7.7Gbps achieved with a 10µm microLED signals another step toward commercialisation and widespread use of LiFi communication.


First Trial of LiFi in Homes of ‘Average’ Consumers Within A Year

June 8

The Eindhoven-based Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) is planning to have a group of around fifty ‘average consumers’ test LiFi in their own homes within a year. Signify has the technology ready for this form of data communication via light sources. However, the device that transfers data received and sent to a phone, tablet, television, laptop,Read more


Nav Wireless to Set up Revolutionary LiFi Street Poles

February 24

Ahmedabad, Feb 2 (UNI) Gujarat based Nav Wireless Technologies Pvt Ltd is going to set up revolutionary Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology-enabled street light poles in the city of Haridwar before next year’s Kumbh mela that would prove to be very helpful to lakhs of pilgrims, Founder and Inventor of the company Hardik Soni said onRead more


Laser LiFi Could Send Data Speeds Soaring

February 6

Replacing radio waves with laser light could boost the speed and reach of communications far beyond that promised by 5G. It could allow autonomous cars to talk to each other, let drones send high-resolution photos to the ground, and move large volumes of data around smart factories and smart homes. At least that’s the visionRead more


Laser Light Pioneer Now Moving in on Li-Fi

January 8

The laser lighting company co-founded by the Nobel-winning co-inventor of the blue LED — who believes that illumination’s future is in lasers — now hopes to make inroads in another field that LED developers are also targeting: Li-Fi data communications.


The Future of the Internet is… Streetlights?

December 2

Despite its apparent omnipresence, the internet is only available to around half of the world’s population. Whatever estimate you choose, billions are without the basic internet access we take for granted in more developed countries. This means that, if we are to achieve digital equality, these billions of people will need access.


Signify wants to outfit buses with Li-Fi

November 25

Hoping to establish a market for Li-Fi in the public transportation sector, Signify has partnered with an Italian bus and train interior specialist to develop systems that would use light to deliver onboard entertainment programming, and would eventually deliver Internet service.


PureLiFi Raises $18m to Fuel Consumer Market Tech Rollout

November 18

The company announced its move from LiFi systems to components earlier this year at Mobile World Congress.  Scottish tech company PureLiFi has completed an $18 million (£14m) Series B funding round to provide LiFi components to mass-market mobile device manufacturers.