Crossing the boundaries of research compounds, Li-Fi, the super-fast Wi-Fi alternative, has just been tested in real life. The tests have produced impressive results with 100 times more speeds than the current average Wi-Fi speeds.
Li-Fi dates back to 2011, when it was invented by Harald Haas of the University of Edinburg. Using a single LED, he demonstrated that it could transmit more data than a cellular tower. Now, testing it in the real-life scenarios, Velmenni has designed a smart lighting solution for an industrial environment.
Deepak Solanki, CEO of Velmenni told IBTimes UK: “We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology.”
Li-Fi allows greater security to the data on local networks as light can not pass through walls and ensures lesser interference due to other devices. Professor Haas, the Li-Fi inventor, has said in the past, that every future LED bulb could be used to beam ultra-fast internet via Li-Fi.
It should be noted that Li-Fi might not completely replace the existing Wi-Fi technology as ripping off all the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure doesn’t seem very economical. However, it can be used to complement Wi-Fi as a parallel network.
Watch the TED talk video of professor Haas, where he explains Li-Fi:
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