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5 Reasons to Promote Li-Fi Technologies

This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Although the use of light in order to transmit data can be limited in comparison to radio waves, there is a … Continue reading

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Micro-LED Li-Fi

This is a guest post by Cassandra Allen of Illustra Lighting Li-Fi is no longer a concept or an idea but a proven technology, albeit still at its infancy. Already, several experts in the field of communication have attested that … Continue reading

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Optical Wireless Communication Workshops

The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC’12) forms part of IEEE Globecom 2012 in Anaheim California in December. The workshop will be held on 3rd December and the papers have now been selected and the program is likely … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality using VLC

Visible Light Communication is an ideal technology to enable Augmented Reality applications for indoor environments. Today there are many examples of augmented reality (AR), many of these running as smart phone apps. Augmented reality in most practical implementations is simply … Continue reading

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Li-Fi on the Gadget Show

The Gadget Show presenters Jason Bradbury and Pollyanna Woodward met with PureVLC to film their Li-Fi technology for the Channel 5 show today. Just to prove the point that they were not using any other form of data communications, PureVLC … Continue reading

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Cisco Live is lit by Ethernet

Last week, at Cisco Live in San Diego, NuLEDs in conjuction with their partners JouleX lit the UPOE Partner Pavillion using power supplied via Ethernet cables. UPOE is Cisco’s proprietary high power version of Power over Ethernet (PoE). In this short video … Continue reading

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Top 10 Li-Fi myths

One only needs to read some of the daft comments posted at the foot of online visible light comms articles to understand that there are a large number of misconceptions out there.  Here is my Li-Fi myth buster top 10. 1.     The lights … Continue reading

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Flash-Matic and the Light Telephone

Last week American Eugene Polley died at the age of 96. Eugene invented “Flash-Matic” the first TV remote control in 1955. This was an early example of visible light communication (VLC) in action. Eugene’s passing prompted me to think about some … Continue reading

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WTF is… Li-Fi?

WTF is Li-Fi? asks Reg Hardware, the hardware site of The Register, in an article this week. The article features the PureVLC Li-Fire YouTube video and also mentions the Fraunhofer Institute and Casio and is a worthwhile read. I have … Continue reading

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