You must be thinking that what can be faster than a hi-speed Wi-Fi? Well, the answer is Li-Fi. The amazing fact is that it is not only faster than Wi-Fi, in fact LiFi is 100 times faster than WiFi. Now are you excited to know what Li-Fi is? I am going to tell you about the amazing Li-Fi in my today’s post. Li-Fi stands for Light Fidelity which basically is a high speed and fully networked wireless communication technology that runs in a bidirectional direction. It is similar to Wi-Fi in many ways. The term Li-Fi was first coined by Prof Harald Haas from Edinburg University.
Li-Fi Enters The Real World
Prof Harald Haas first demonstrated Li-Fi at a TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), where he showed an LED lamp streaming videos. After the demonstration, the video was watched by more than two million people. You are right if you are thinking that billions of light bulbs can become wireless hotspots for your electronic devices. Does this excite you? Do you think if it is even possible?
Well, there is a good news for you that this technology has entered into the real world from the virtual world. It was tested in a commercial context by Velmenni. It has been approved that this can be the super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi. Deepak Solanki, CEO of Velmini has said that, “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.”
How Does Li-Fi Work And What Is The Speed?
Li-Fi basically uses visible light to transmit high-speed data. It uses the technology that is used in television or an air-conditioner remote control. Do you want to know the speed of Li-Fi? Well, this information will surely blow up your mind. When Li-Fi was tested in lab, it achieved a striking speed of 224 gigabits per second. Can you even imagine that? In the first time field testing in Estonia, the data transmission rate was 1GB per second.
Infrared waves can send data less than 1000 bps while the visible light is able to transfer data up to 1,000,000,000 bps. And yeah, that’s the secret behind the high speed of Li-Fi.
Prof Harald Haas has confirmed that every LED bulb could beam ultra-fast internet via Li-Fi. Isn’t this a giant leap in the technology field that will benefit all the crazy technology freaks? Say thanks to the visible light connection.
Will Li-Fi replace all the Wi-Fi?
The sad news is that chances are there that Li-Fi will not fully replace the Wi-Fi technology existing in the present time. Economic reasons can be used to justify the decision. Something is better than nothing, so the Li-Fi that can be used to complement Wi-Fi as a parallel network is a good news for many of us.
Are you now thinking when will you be able to enjoy this awesome technology? Deepak Solanki, the Chief Executive has said that the people would be able to enjoy Li-Fi within three to four years. It’s only a wait of few more your years. Build up your patience level friends!
What Are The Merits And Demerits Of Li-Fi?
It is true that nothing can be perfect. Everything has its own advantages and disadvantages. The same truth goes for Li-Fi! One advantage of Li-Fi is its high speed are you wondering about its other advantages and disadvantages.
Well, I don’t want you to keep thinking and that is why I have decided to reveal both the merits and demerits of Li-Fi. Wi-Fi interferes with other radio waves and that is the reason that you are not allowed to use your mobile phone in air crafts. But Li-Fi won’t interfere with any other radio waves and that is why this technology can be utilized on aircraft .
Now let’s talk about the demerits of this wonderful technology. You won’t be able to enjoy the advantages of Li-Fi outdoors, under direct sunlight. It is because the natural light of sun will interfere with signals of Li-Fi. Another drawback of Li-Fi is that the signals of Li-Fi can’t travel through walls.
This means that the use of Li-Fi will be limited in a closed space. And that is another reason why Li-Fi can serve as a supplement to Wi-Fi but can’t replace it completely.
Now, that you know almost everything about Li-Fi, I would like to know your views. What do you think will be the success rate of this innovative technology? Are you curious to use it? How much do you think it will impact on your life, once you lay your hand on it? Will you be able to stop yourself from using internet with such an amazing speed? Let us know what you think. Please do subscribe to Interest Waypoint. Thank You.