How LiFi Technology Could Change Your Home's Internet Connections

December 7, 2015 9:47 pm


Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) technology is similar to Wi-Fi, but instead of radio signals, it makes use of light. While it is still in its early stages, this technology has powerful potential –the implications of which can work towards the greater good.

Check out some of Li-Fi’s many benefits.


LED-powered Li-Fi can work on point to point array, eliminating the need for long cables. This will make it possible for office buildings to stay connected without mile-long cables laid out from one access point to the other. This can help save money and cut back on cable costs for future projects.


Li-Fi transmissions can reach great distances, which makes up for its decrease in speeds if compared to gigabit Ethernet. The beam’s power can accommodate high quality video streaming to any location that is connected to the Li-Fi device.


Li-Fi technology can make innovative ideas come to life. Televisions sensors with send-receive capabilities can provide gamers with an out of this world gaming experience on their consoles. The unit could be placed anywhere in the room as long as it is within the direct line of sight of the sensor.


Traffic management is another field where LiFi technology could be applied. It can boost GPS systems to power traffic lights with the ability to send updates to car owners on the road about any accidents, road closures, or other delays up ahead. While there is already a GPS navigation system in use today, the introduction of Li-Fi could turn it into a more sophisticated service that could send updates to drivers using basic traffic info or live video streaming.

Wireless transmissions

Device interaction can be made possible with Li-Fi. Imagine sitting in front of your TV and getting information about what you’re currently watching delivered straight to your smartphone. It will take convenience and comfort to a whole different level. Overall, visible light communications used by Li-Fi, could take wireless transmissions to greater heights.

These are just a few examples of the potential benefits Li-Fi technology has to offer. What’s your take on Li-Fi technologies?

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