‘LiFi’ Uses LEDs For Blazing Fast Data Transfer

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have changed the way we illuminate our homes and offices, and now they appear on the verge of changing how we share digital data. Researchers around the world have been developing ‘LiFi’ technology that uses LED light bulbs to send and receive information. A recently developed LiFi receiver achieved data transfer speeds of 150 Mbps, but developers of the technology believe that 3.5 Gbps is attainable with more powerful LED lights. By contrast, WiFi routers currently on the market max out at 54 Mbps.

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