Technology evolves every day and this got me thinking… How would you feel if each times your turn on your light bulb, you automatically have internet connection?
Philips Lighting introduces its LiFi technology which is a high quality LED lighting that provides broadband Internet connection through light waves. It is the first global lighting company to offer LiFi-enabled luminaires from its existing office lighting portfolio.
LiFi is a two-way, high-speed wireless technology similar to WiFi but instead, it uses light waves instead of radio waves to transmit data. The Lighting’s office luminaires enabled with LiFi technology provide a broadband connection with a speed of 30 Mbps without compromising lighting quality.
How Does it work?
The LiFi technology has each luminaire equipped with a built-in modem that modulates the light at speeds that is not predictable to the human eye. The light is then detected by the LiFi USB key/dongle plugged into the socket of a laptop or tablet.
The LiFi USB dongle returns data to the luminaire through an infrared link. This results in gets double the quality, and a robust connection as LiFi has 10,000 times the spectrum of WiFi. The company is offering LiFi-enabled Philips PowerBalance gen2 and Philips LuxSpace downlight luminaires.
The company claims that LiFi technology offers benefits over WiFi as it can be used in places where radio frequencies may interfere with equipment, or where WiFi signals cannot reach or are weak. It can also come useful in environments demanding high security, etc. LiFi adds an extra layer of security as light cannot pass through solid walls, and a line-of-sight to the light is needed to access the network.
Source: Philips Lighting
20 thoughts on “Philips Lighting introduces LiFi – Broadband internet connectivity through LED light”
Technology is so amazing and just when you think you've seen the latest, new ones evolve
This is amazing. Woow, but what is the effect / danger of LIFI waves on our health?
I don't think it has any effect on health. Its just a normal led light that has additional function powered by light wave.
The extra layer of security can also be seen as a flaw, for it will reduce area of coverage.
Hmmm. I like new technologies
Technology at it's best! One day cars will run on water
That one is an old technology na. They have done that long time ago
My thought exactly. Since the signal can not pass through wall it means you have to be where the light is to get connection , unlike wifi that you can move out of site of the transmitter
Okay na. Technology don show.
this one off me. technology at its peak.
Wow. Nice. But does this mean no subscription or whatever. If u get it, just on it and u are connected?
I hope we r going to have access to dis on tym…make I turn on bulb and internet connection come up..Boss I no go off that bulb again…bcos internet is life ooo
What will be the password?? Àbí na open Hotspot it gotta be??
This is so amazing, i will love to use this technology some day.. Hopefully it won't take ages before it gets here.
Technology is just going forward.. This is nice
really really nice. like turn on the light switch and flow with the internet
Technology at his best
Oyibo no go kill us. Chai This is wonderful