A British hi-tech start-up has invented a light bulb fitting capable of acting as the equivalent of a wireless network in the home. PureLiFi, a spin-out from Edinburgh University, is poised to announce new technology that can create a two-way high-speed connection using signals sent by LED lightbulbs for the first time. The company’s creation has attracted the interest of a club of hi-tech investors who are close to
It’s no secret that LEDs have revolutionized the lighting industry. In recent years, the color quality has matched industry standards and the lifetime of the devices has forced a wave of revolutionary thinking in both lighting design and value propositions. The old replacement based business model has been a difficult legacy to bare for incumbent players. Recently, Lux Magazine has shed some light surrounding s
A TECHNOLOGY start-up that uses beams of light to transmit data has been tipped as a flotation candidate, potentially worth “hundreds of millions of dollars”, as it looks set to smash its fundraising targets. Read the rest of the article here.
As concerns about the risks of cyber attacks grow at all levels of society, Edinburgh-based visible light communications specialist pureLiFi is one of the companies leading the way on a technology that could revolutionize network security. Dr. Nikola Serafimovski, Director of Product Marketing, and Dr. Harald Burchardt, Director of Product Management, met with MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin features writer Gemma Gaug
Let there be Li-Fi: Meet the man who’s bringing connectivity to the world through LED Prof. Haas discusses the future of bringing connectivity to the world through LEDs. The advantages of Li-Fi and pureLiFi progress to-date. Li-Fi will be a complementary system for wireless connectivity of the future. Li-Fi is likely to bring changing business models to small and large companies alike and pureLiFi is working with lea
Harald Haas, Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Chief Science Officer (CSO) and co-founder of pureLiFi, and his team have made another breakthrough in Li-Fi by demonstrating that up to 1.1 gigabit per second (Gbps) can now be transmitted using light waves from micro LEDs over a distance of 10 metres using less than 0.5W power. This is only 5% of the power of a typical 10W LED light bulb. This proves the poi
EDINBURGH, Scotland–pureLiFi, the light communications technology company, announces a further breakthrough in Li-Fi with news that unprecedented high speed data rates can be transmitted using light waves from ‘off-the-shelf’ LED bulbs when light fixtures are dimmed to levels that appear to be off, or when illumination is not required such as in transmissions from mobile units to an access point (uplink). This
Edinburgh, 10 December 2014 – pureLiFi, the light communications technology company, announces it will be making its first product publicly available in Q1 of 2014. The company at the forefront of research and commercialisation into Li-Fi has established a number of partnerships with key industry segments as it closes out 2013, a year in which it has completed a number of significant research and development mileston