Wi-fi has done tremendous things to humanity. It has enabled people from all over the world to stay connected, entertained and informed 24/7. However, we have to admit that it has its drawbacks. For one, some telecom providers charge skyrocket amount for Wi-fi services. Sometimes, we also have to deal with poor connection and the likes.
Now, Wi-fi finally got itself a competitor in a new technology discovered called Li-fi.
Li-fi utilizes visible spectrum instead of radio waves. It boasts a speed 100 times faster than the conventional Wi-fi such that it can offer 1Gbps (gigabit per second).
So just how can we have access to this amazing discovery? Well, experts said the system requires three main tools: an Internet connection, a photo detector and a standard LED bulb.
Take a look at that very simple, anything-but-complicated setup of Li-fi.
In an experimental trial, experts from Estonian start-up company Velmenni, used a Li-fi enabled light bulb to transfer data. As per testings, the system was able to generate up to 224Gbps! Wow!
The system was tested in an office setting, where people have access to the Internet. True enough, it was able to provide smart lighting solutions.
The term “li-fi” was first used by Prof Harald Haas from Edinburgh University. In 2011, during his Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talk, he demonstrated how a LED lamp was able to stream a video. He even predicted that in the future, billions of light bulbs could possibly become wireless hotspots.
Another good thing about Li-fi is that it does not disrupt with other radio signals so it can be used while flying in an aircraft or in places where conflicts are usually noted.
Despite the seemingly flawless features of Li-fi, of course it has a set of drawbacks. First, it cannot be used under direct sunlight due to signal issues and second, the technology cannot pass through walls thus, limiting its initial usage.
In an interview with International Business Times UK, Velmenni chief executive Deepak Solanki projects that the technology will most probably be available in the market within three to four years.
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture