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Li-Fi Adds Data to Light the Way

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Light fidelity (Li-Fi) technologies are bringing illumination and communication capabilities that will both complement and, in many ways, surpass today’s wireless Wi-Fi systems.

JOHN BLYLER, SCIENCE WRITER

In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb glowed for the first time. Within the next decade or so, Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless telegraph ushered in the era of radio frequency (RF) communication. But it wasn’t until the 1960s, with the advent of semiconducting LEDs, that these two foundational technologies could be effectively combined into one. Today, it is possible to use LEDs to provide illumination as well as to communicate via visible range wireless signals. Data at the speed of light Light fidelity, or Li-Fi, is a visible light communication...Read full article

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