LiFi - What is it?
In short LiFi is basically the same as the fiber optic cables that telecoms & broadband services use to send vast amounts of data over… but without the cable.
LiFi works by using light waves (visible, ultraviolet, & infrared) to bidirectionally transmit data through the air as opposed to Wi-Fi which transmits data over radio frequencies.
FCC had warned that Wi-Fi is close to critical capacity, where LiFi is has almost no limitations because the visible light spectrum is 10,000 times larger than the entire radio frequency spectrum. (The electromagnetic spectrum for LiFi communication ranges from 200 THz up to 800 THz)
Because the components required to deploy this technology are much simpler than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, integration of this technology can use components that are already integrated in your devices. In fact, applications already exist in the iOS and Android app stores.
Not all wireless communications are created equal.
Laser LiFi: Light that communicates
Lasers have been used in communications for decades. LaserLight enhances the capability of lighting to enable ultra-high bandwidth for high speed, wireless communications. LaserLight enables airborne communication at speeds 100x FASTER than LED. As LaserLight is adopted by more applications, this technology is expected to play a role in enhancing the capability of lighting to enable new communication and sensing networks for smart cities and intelligent home in next generation, AI-driven IoT applications.