Tag Archives: LED

Light + Building

This week I attended Light + Building in Frankfurt. This show covers all aspects of lighting for buildings and even urban lighting.  My impression was that Light + Building was not so much about lighting technology innovation, but more about … Continue reading

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LEDs used to map Wi-Fi

The article “Immaterials: Light painting WiFi” by Einar Sneve Martinussen was published about a year ago and I confess I have only just stumbled across this.  It is an excellent piece of art meets engineering where LEDs and long image … Continue reading

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VLC in toys next Christmas?

Visible light communications technology could be in toy shops as early as next Christmas! My previous top 10 VLC applications post has been well cited but did not include toys as an application.  If it had been my top 11, … Continue reading

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D-Light project hits target

The D-Light project at the University of Edinburgh has been active for close to two years and has made a number of advances in the field of visible light communication.  Most notable is the work on special modulation methods and … Continue reading

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New VLC report is published

GBI Research’s new report, “Visible Light Communication (VLC) – A Potential Solution to the Global Wireless Spectrum Shortage” has now been published. Global Business Intelligence (GBI) Research have just announced the publication of what I believe is the first publicly … Continue reading

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Why I want to turn light bulbs in WiFis?

When people ask, “what do you do?”  I sometimes say,  “I turn light bulbs into high speed WiFis”.  This usually receives a positive response, raised eyebrows, and then often this question.  “So why would you want to do that?” There … Continue reading

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The Photophone – World’s first wireless communications

I am starting this blog with a piece of interesting history which is relevant to our industry.  On 3rd June 1880 Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first wireless telephone message on his newly invented “Photophone”.  This was four years after … Continue reading

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