From WiFi to Li-Fi: start-up poised to win $10m funding

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.

 

Harald Haas pureLiFi

 

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 agreeing a $10m (£6.2m) funding to help miniaturise and commercialise the system.

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