The company called Oledcomm is the first to bring a LiFi-powered lightbulb to the market that’s capable of acting as an alternative to the traditional WiFi technology most of us now take for granted.
LiFi also uses the same 802.11 standards just like WiFi, but the difference lies in the mode of communication where WiFi uses radio waves, and LiFi uses infrared, ultraviolet and visible light spectrum. In fact, the creators of MyLiFi promote their product by saying it gives digital detox moments to the users and saves them from the harmful radio waves.
A laptop attached with a LiFi-enabled dongle can be connected to the internet when placed under a MyLiFi LED lamp without requiring any wires. The internet is beamed to the laptop not using the visible light of the LED lamp but using the infrared transmitter present at the center that’s used to send and receive data via the dongle. It’s possible to use the internet with the LED light turned off.
While the theoretical speeds of 224 Gbps are achievable over LiFi, the tech that Oledcomm has created can deliver around 23 Mbps. Various functionalities of the LiFi lamp can be controlled using an application which can be connected with multiple such MyLiFi lamps in the room at once.
More details about MyLiFi are available on its Indigogo page where people can back it for around $840. The expected shipping date is sometime around July 2018.
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