What is LiFi

LiFi, also known as Light Fidelity, is a highly innovative technology that uses light waves from LED light to transmit information and data.
Its features are unique: it is a wireless connection that does not send out radio waves and guarantees the highest levels of security.

LiFi technology is applied with many advantages in various sectors from cultural heritage to healthcare, from retail to IT security and defence environments.

Specifically, LiFi has greater efficiency, higher bandwidth, higher security and better performance than Wi-Fi.

How LiFi works

LiFi is a truly innovative technology: it uses light modulation of individual LEDs to transmit data and information at high speed by exploiting both the visible (Discover LiFi G solutions) and non-visible spectrum (Discover LiFi S and LiFi P solutions).

LiFi technology can have various declinations, in our case we talk about:

  • LiFi Geolocation to indicate the possibility to geolocate users by exploiting luminaires in visible light and an app that can be downloaded from smartphones;
  • LiFi Streaming to indicate a pure connectivity solution to the network, consisting of an infrared (invisible) LED LiFi transmitter and USB sticks capable of receiving and transmitting the signal, connecting the devices to the Internet;
  • LiFi Point-to-Point: a connection bridge via infrared (instead of radio frequency) LED light, usable both indoors and outdoors, which can allow two or more points (buildings, machinery, industrial or military vehicles) to be connected to each other up to 1Gbps wirelessly.

The comparison with Wi-Fi can therefore only be made with LiFi Streaming solutions.

The LiFi transmitter can be attached to the ceiling next to the usual lighting system or come out integrated with it. In the case of a new lighting system, you can design all the lighting in your buildings according to the latest standards in terms of energy efficiency (which can produce a reduction in consumption of up to 80%) and lighting quality. Today, it is possible to surf LiFi rather than Wi-Fi from PCs and tablets via a dongle, i.e. a receiver, very similar in appearance to a USB stick, capable of establishing a dialogue with the infrared LED light transmitter attached to the ceiling (or track).

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