Introducing Li-Fi: 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi
Li-Fi is progressing from the research stage to the real world, with Estonian start-up Velmenni implementing the technology within a commercial context, IBTimes reported.
Velmenni explains via its website that Li-Fi “refers to the wireless communication system which uses light as a medium of transport instead of traditional radio frequencies”.
“Although the use of light in order to transmit data can be limited in comparison to radio waves, there is a great amount of possibilities that can be developed with the proper use of this technology,” Velmenni states.
Jugnu is Velmenni’s next generation of smart LED bulbs, transferring data through visible light.
“We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology,” Velmenni CEO Deepak Solanki told IBTimes.
“Currently we have designed a smart lighting solution for an industrial environment where the data communication is done through light. 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.”
According to Solanki, success of the pilot projects could see Li-Fi technology rolled out for consumers within the next three to four years, with users able to access the internet using the light bulbs in their home, IBTimes reported.