2019-09-17

Nobel Laureate Shuiji Nakamura Sees Laser Lighting and Li-Fi the Next Target for LEDs

Shuiji Nakamura, the blue LED inventor and the winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014, visited Taiwan last week and delivered speeches in Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University and Chung Hsing University, as well as in Micro LED company PlayNitride. Nakamura shared his research experiences in Japan and the U.S. on the way of blue LED development and pointed out the trends and potentials of the LED industry. Shuiji Nakamura was invited to PlayNitride Back in the 1990s, ZnSe was the material that the majority believed to be critical for...
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2019-09-10

German Football Club Adopts Signify’s LiFi System for Immediate Sport News Update

Signify announced that its LiFi system, Trulifi, was installed in the press center at Volkspark stadium in Hamburg, Germany. The installation provides journalists with reliable, secure and fast Internet connections through the room’s ceiling lights and alleviates overloaded wifi connection when the stadium is packed during games. The Volkspark stadium can host 57,000 people and will be one of 10 stadiums for the European football tournament in Germany in 2024. Like other international matches venue, the wireless signal in its busy press center was prone to overload due...
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2019-08-27

LiFi Network Trail Supports High Speed Internet on Scottish Island

Visible light communication, or LiFi, has provided a high speed internet connection for residents on Graemsay, an island in Scotland. The LiFi network trial project was developed by The University of Edinburgh and pureLiFi. The LiFi trial project began in June 2019 with project named 5G RuralFirst. Before the trial, residents of the island often stock in a connection below 2Mbps. The LiFi network completely improved the connectivity by providing connection which is four times faster. Both outdoor and indoor systems are included in the LiFi trial network. Th...
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2019-08-06

New EU Project ELIoT Aims to Commercialize LiFi

The European Union announced an establishment of a new three-year project, ELIoT (Enhance Lighting for the Internet of Things), which aims to develop mass market Internet of Things (IoT) solutions using LiFi. With LiFi, the ELIoT consortium will explore a networked wireless communication technology operating in the previously unused light spectrum, besides Wi-Fi and cellular radio. LiFi can be used in environments where certain radiofrequencies are not possible or allowed. For outdoor usage, it could offer high bandwidth point-to-point links from rooftops, ...
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2019-06-20

Signify Debuts New LiFi Systems Trulifi Realizing Reliable and Secure Wireless Communication with Light

After lots of talking about visible lighting communication, or LiFi (Light Fidelity), Signify announced the launch of Trulifi, a new range of LiFi systems. The world’s largest lighting company also reported two new customers of the systems. According to Signify, the LiFi systems, branded Trulifi, leverage existing and future professional luminaires for fast and reliable data transmission. Trulifi uses optical wireless transceiver technology built, or retrofitted, into Philips luminaires. Customers can use their current lighting infrastructure to power wireless conn...
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2019-04-26

Signify Turns Light into an Intelligent Language with LiFi Technology

Signify, as a global leading lighting company, continues its development in innovative lighting technologies and sees light as a smart language to convey information. LiFi system which uses visible light to transmit data in over the air is a major focus of Signify to make light a new communication tool. Heading to the era of IoT, the number of internet connected devices increases drastically. Ed Huibers, general manager of Signify‘s visible light wireless communication system business unit, pointed out that there would be more than 50 billion devices relying on wireless in...
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2019-04-24

Signify Strengthens Its Industry Leading Position with Connected Lighting and Professional Lighting

Signify presented its cutting-edge technologies in lighting and optical communication in “Signify innovation Day” in Taipei, Taiwan. The lighting company showcased its latest developments in connected lighting, Interact IoT platform, horticulture lighting and LiFi at the event, demonstrating the current trends in the global lighting industry. The world’s largest lighting company changed its name from Philips Lighting to Signify in May 2018, marking a transforming milestone for the Dutch company. John Wang, Senior Vice President of Signify and Pres...
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2019-04-03

The Potential of LiFi and Its Current Progress

Visible light communication, also known as Light Fidelity (LiFi), which transmits data through LED light, has attracted attention in the industry. European lighting companies and telecom operators including Signify, Zumtobel and O2 have trailed the technology for various applications. As LED technology advances, the adjustable wavelength makes it possible to transferring data wirelessly via visible light like how WiFi works with radio waves. In comparison with WiFi, LiFi has two strong advantages: high speed and safety. LiFi can offer high speed data transmission ...
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2019-02-22

Signify Begins LiFi Trial in Europe, North America and Asia

Signify is speeding up its LiFi development and implement. The leading lighting company announced the trail of LiFi in Europe, North America and Asia through cooperation with more than 30 customers. Signify and its customers set up pilot LiFi installations in worldwide cities. In India, Signify works with Incubex, an incubator for product and business solution, to set up a LiFi implemented meeting room where new startups and firms can apply the technology with Signify’s Philips LiFi-enabled luminaires. In Europe, Signify collaborate with telecoms company...
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2019-02-22

Zumtobel Steps into LiFi Business with pureLiFi

Zumtobel announced that it has teamed up with pureLiFi, the UK-based LiFi company spun off from the University of Edinburgh, to empower its LED solution with capacity of data transmission. With the partnership, Zumtobel installed pureLiFi’s system with its LED lights. The trial will allow Zumtobel to evaluate the market demand for the technology over the coming months. Then the company aims to leverage LiFi to create value for lead adopters from industries such as medical, defence, industrial and manufacturing. (Image: Zumtobel) Alfred Felder, Zumt...
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2019-02-13

Signify Pushes Its LiFi Development with the Acquisition of Firefly LiFi

Signify has been increasing its investment in fast-growing areas including horticulture, solar, and LiFi as they go in line with the company’s sustainability principle. LiFi was particularly addressed as Signify has recently acquired Firefly LiFi, a LiFi company with offices in the U.S. and Germany. According to the news covered by LiFiReport, Signify has bought FireFly LiFi with the transaction completed in December 2018. The lighting company has also acquired a French LiFi company by the end of 2016 and started a trial in Paris with a French real esta...
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2018-09-11

Scottish School Trails LiFi Technology Supported by pureLiFi and University of Edinburgh

A secondary school in Scotland has joined a pilot project of deploying innovative LiFi, which transmits wireless data through LED lighting.
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2018-08-21

O2 Trails Data Transmission through LED Bulbs

Telecom operator O2 has announced its partnership with pureLiFi for a trail network using LED lights to provide high-speed wireless connection for data transmission. 
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2018-05-15

LumEfficient’s LiFi Wins LIGHTFAIR Award for with a Faster, More Secure Internet Using Beams of Light

LumEfficient received an Innovation Award at this year’s LIGHTFAIR, held May 8-10th. The LFI Innovation Awards, judged by an independent panel of esteemed lighting professionals, recognize distininnovations from more than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers across the lighting industry.
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2018-05-10

Firefly LiFi Brings Low Cost 5G Wireless Backhaul Bridges to Smart City Networks

Firefly LiFi, a manufacturer of Visible Light Communications (VLC) and Infrared Light Communications (ILC) LiFi products, announced that it is bringing affordable backhaul connectivity to 5G Smart City networks and the security camera market, using LED technology.
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2016-11-22

SSL China 2016: Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura Upbeat about Outlook of Micro-LED, Laser Lighting, LiFi Technologies

The 13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting (SSLCHINA 2016) and 3th International Forum on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors China(IFWS)were held in Beijing International Convention Center from November 15 to 18, 2016. The forums and conferences realized China’s 13th Five- Year Plan by providing strategic highlights of electronic material projects. LEDinside has summarized talks of professionals and experts in each area, including Micro LED, Laser lighting, VCSEL, Li-Fi Communication, smart lighitng and well-being lighting.
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2016-09-22

Sogeprom and Lucibel Develop LiFi Enabled LED Light Prototype

Sogeprom, major property developer subsidiary of Société Générale Group and Lucibel, French LED lighting specialist, present a high bandwidth LiFi light prototype, a technology for wireless communication through light with game changing advantages vs WiFi.
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2015-07-14

San’an Opto Signs LiFi Partnership Agreement with Military-affiliated Chinese Research Institute

To protect investors rights, San’an Opto suspended trade on the Chinese bourse on July 8, 2015, due to the uncertain outcome of an important company decision that potentially could have impacted its stock performance. The company explained the trade suspension was to ensure all information was transparent, open and fair.
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2015-04-23

Oregon State University Unveils LED-based LiFi System

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information.
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2014-11-18

Fujitsu Laboratories Successfully Develops LED Lighting Technology that Shines Data on Objects

Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a technology that can embed ID data in light cast by LEDs or other light sources onto objects, and also recover this ID data from objects that have been lit in this way.
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2014-08-08

Philips Finds Potential Li-Fi Applications in New Museum Survey

Landmark pilot for connected lighting mobile apps in Dutch museum could provide template for museums, hospitals and supermarkets of the future
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2014-06-11

Plunging LED Prices Signal Start of Chinese LED Industry Restructure

The Chinese LED industry restructure is only starting as product prices fall dramatically, a Nandu.com report cited Elec-Tech International (ETI) Chairman Donglei Wang saying at the recent 2014 Guangzhou International Lighting Show.
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2014-06-04

Acuity Brands Connects LiFi Technology with Retail

Acuity Brands, Inc. demonstrates lighting technology that empowers retailers to enhance customers’ experiences through their mobile devices and increase in-store sales. With more than 60 percent of mobile shoppers using smartphones while in-store, and 85 percent of consumers using retailers’ native apps or websites during shopping trips1 – retailers have a significant opportunity to engage consumers on smartphones. 
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2014-05-12

Microsoft Research Proposes BSFK LED Positioning System

As LED becomes increasingly widespread, Microsoft Research has also caught on with LiFi technology developments with proposed LED positioning system, Epsilon. The company’s Asia research division recently published a paper explaining the concept behind the positioning system.
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Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE

Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE