Li-Fi is a wireless technology that transfers high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) and it’s going to revolutionize the world of internet. With researchers reaching speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, the potential for this awesome technology to revolutionize everything about the way we use the Internet is huge. And just now, researchers have tested Li-Fi out of the lab for the first time ever, trailing it in workplaces and manufacturing environments in Tallinn, Estonia, stating that they can reach data transmission at 1 GB per second - that's 100 times faster than present average Wi-Fi speeds. Deepak Solanki, CEO of Estonian tech firm, Velmenni, told IBTimes UK "We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology,"
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And although you might be worried about how all that flickering in an office atmosphere would make you go crazy, don’t worry - we’re talking LEDs that can be switched on and off at speeds completely unnoticeable to the naked eye.
The one particular benefit of Li-Fi over Wi-Fi, other than way much faster speeds, is that as light cannot pass over walls, it creates it a whole lot more safe, and as Anthony Cuthbertson points out at IBTimes UK, this also means there's less interfering between devices. Learn more about this technology here.