The Business of LiFi

$4.2 Million Invested in the First Large-Scale Deployment of LiFi

April 27

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – The global leader in LiFi technology, pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army with Kitefin™, a next generation optical wireless communication system using LiFi for secure data transmission without radio frequencies. The cutting-edge deployment, by United States Army Europe and Africa is based on pureLiFi’s wireless technologyRead more


Rome Brings Li-Fi Technology to School

April 19

On 15 April, the authorities in Rome announced the start of an innovative project that will take place at the Istituto Comprensivo Rosetta Rossi school. This involves the transmission of data through the Li-Fi (or Light Fidelity) technology in collaboration with the startup To Be, making it the first such experiment to be tried outRead more


The Hague Installs LiFi

February 22

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and World Forum The Hague, leader in hosting high-profile conferences, announced the world-first installation of Signify’s Trulifi in a congress center, ensuring that future conference guests can enjoy the benefits of safe, secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity via light rather than radio waves.Read more


SLD Laser Launches World’s First Dual Emission White/Infrared LaserLight Source for Automotive and Consumer Applications

January 7

GOLETA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SLD Laser, a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the production launch of the world’s first dual emission white light and infrared (IR) LaserLightTM source for automotive and consumer lighting, night vision illumination, precision long-range sensing beyond 250 meters, and high-speed LiFi communications faster than 20 gigabit perRead more


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