Nowadays, everything around the world runs with the internet. It has been made possible with the Routers you setup to create a network called Wi-Fi. However, a new interesting innovation called Li-Fi will be soon coming to our lives, and that claimed to be 100 times faster than the traditional Wi-Fi networks, which will allow us to download a Blu-Ray movie in just a span of seconds, for an instance (Of course we can do more than this). Catch more interesting details below.
What is Li-Fi?
The Li-Fi is the innovation in wireless technology that uses the Visible Light Communications (VLC) principle to deliver the internet 100 times faster than the standard Wi-Fi networks. Also, VLC is distinguished as a subset of optical wireless communications technologies. The Li-Fi will not require a router, but the standard LED lights, which barely cost you US $3 that light up our homes are the essential transformers for the Li-Fi network. The LED bulb can transfer data simultaneously to receivers so, the transfer rates are hitting to peak stages.
In July 2011, Harald Hass from the University of Edinburgh, also known as the creator of Li-Fi said in a TED talk that our infrastructure if supportive for the Li-Fi technology, it can be made simply possible with the introduction of a microchip into the LED bulbs. Further, he claimed we could see every LED light bulb in near future as an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi.
Here are the few possibilities with the Li-Fi Technology:
- It is plausible to achieve more than 10 gigabits per sec speeds
- The LEDs are playing the vital role in this technology so that can be cutting down the costs as low as possible.
- We are going to see the data transmission rates are never like before
- The aforementioned technology will offer more bandwidth than the usual (To be clear – More than 10000 times)
We are not far from the Li-Fi, as the trails are already going in the Estonian startup company named Velmenni and according to the CEO of the company, Deepak Solanki, the Li-Fi could reach to the general public within 3-4 years. So, lights in the future will provide not only illumination but also our favourite internet at blazing fast speeds.
Will the Li-Fi will replace our current Wi-Fi technology? Or will both work in parallel? What do you guys think about this, be sure to drop your comments below. Click here to know more latest tech news like this.
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