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PureLiFi, Lucibel Collaborate to Develop LiFi Luminaire

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EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 30, 2015 — Two European companies will develop and market the continent's first fully industrialized luminaire based on LiFi — high-speed, bidirectional, networked and mobile wireless communications using light.

The partners are PureLiFi, a light communications company, and Lucibel, a French firm specializing in the design of LED-based lighting technology.

The off-the-shelf product will be produced at Lucibel's industrial site in Barentin, France, and will integrate PureLiFi’s technology into a Lucibel LED lighting luminaire. The product measurably reduces the cost for the deployment of both communications and lighting services into a single integrated infrastructure. LiFi increases the security, localization and overall capacity of wireless communications systems, according to the companies.

After integration and industrialization activities are completed, the product is expected to reach markets by the third quarter of 2016. The first installation of the luminaires will be at the headquarters of Sogeprom SA in Paris. Sogeprom, a major property developer, is looking at LiFi to provide the next generation of wireless connectivity for its customers.

"The collaboration with a lighting manufacturer such as Lucibel is an important milestone as it signifies that the lighting industry embraces the new ground-breaking business opportunities that LiFi will enable," said professor Harald Haas, PureLiFi's founder and chief scientific officer. "These opportunities are on a similar scale as the photography industry's move from analog to digital technology."

PureLiFi formed in 2012 as a spinoff from the University of Edinburgh to create OEM components, including LiFi drivers and receivers.

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Nov 2015
EuropeBusinesspartnershipsCommunicationsLiFipureLiFiLucibelFranceScotlandHarald HaasUKLEDslight sources

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