Li-Fi 100 Times Faster Than Wi-fi, Tests Proved

By on November 26, 2015
lifi is incredibly faster than wifi

The Velmenni bulb uses Li-Fi to transfer high speed data using light. (Photo by Velmenni website)

How fast is the Wi-Fi network at your home, school or office? Even if you have the fastest Wi-Fi network on the planet, you still don’t enjoy the fastest wireless network which technology has to offer you.

Velmenni, a startup company in Tallin Estonia has devised a new data transmitting technology which is a 100 time faster than Wi-Fi. The technology named Li-Fi, Light Fidelity technology uses visible light as compared to Wi-Fi which uses invisible wavelengths.

Li-Fi was first invented by Heral Haas an Austrian scientis at Edinburgh University Scotland. Velmenni tests showed that Li-Fi which uses light to beam information through the air was superbly faster.

Heral Haas, inventor of lifi

Heral Haas, founder of pureLiFi and director of LiFi R&D Centre at Edinburgh.

As Li-Fi works only through visible light, it is considered to be highly secured for use at home, office and industrial facilities as the light waves can’t pass through opaque objects as contrast to Wi-Fi signals.

We have designed a smart lighting solution for an industrial environment where the data communication is done through light, said head of Velmenni Deepak Solanki.

We are also doing a pilot project with a private client where we are setting up a Li-Fi network to access the internet in their office space, he added.

Li-Fi is a bidirectional, high speed and fully networked wireless communication technology similar to Wi-Fi. Coined by Prof. Harald Haas,[1]Li-Fi is a subset of optical wireless communications (OWC) and can be a complement to RF communication (Wi-Fi or Cellular network), or a replacement in contexts of data broadcasting. It is wireless and uses visible light communication or infra-red and near ultraviolet (instead of radio frequency waves) spectrum, part ofOptical wireless communications technology, which carries much more information, and has been proposed as a solution to the RF-bandwidth limitations. A complete solution includes an industry led standardization process._Wikipedia

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