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Light Fidelity

Li-Fi
Senior Airman David
United States Air Force

What is Light fidelity
• Light Fidelity is using
Visible light instead of
Radio waves to transmit
Data and information.
How is this possible?
• This is done by using LED's which are semi
conducting devices.
Using VLC to stream Data
• It is wireless
• Uses visible light communication (instead
of radio frequency waves), that is part of
the Optical Wireless Communications
technologies.
• carries much more information, and has
been proposed as a solution to the RF-
bandwidth limitations.
• A complete solution includes an industry
led standardization process.
Technology details
• 5G visible light communication system that uses
light from(LEDs) as a medium to deliver
networked, mobile, high-speed communication
in a similar manner as Wi-Fi.
• Li-Fi could lead to the Internet of Things, which
is everything electronic being connected to the
internet.
• The Li-Fi market is projected to have a
compound annual growth rate of 82% from 2013
to 2018 and to be worth over $6 billion per year
by 2018
How it works?
• VLC (Visible light communication) works when LED bulbs switch on
and off within nanoseconds
• The Li-fi bulbs will have to be kept on to transmit data, however it
can be deemed low
• to where there are not visible to humans yet still functional.

• The lights waves cannot travel through walls which makes a much
shorter range safe from
• Bad hackers relative to Wi-Fi

• Direct line of sight is not needed for li-fi to transmit data a signal:
light reflected off the walls
• can achieve 70 Mbits/S
Uses
• Aircraft cabins ( secure internet on flights)
• Vehicle headlights (Cars can communicate
together)
• Home lamps
• Hospitals
• Nuclear power plants
• And the impresive thing is it can do this without
without causing electromagnetic interference
• Li-Fi has almost no limitations on capacity

Advantages
• Ten times cheaper than Wi-fi
• Faster and more realiable than wi-fi
• The Li-Fi market is projected to have a
compound annual growth rate of 82% from
2013 to 2018 and to be worth over $6
billion per year by 2018
• Create employment and jobs in Science,
Engineering and Technology.
Disadvantages
• Short range, This can be fixed, I already
have a couple of solutions to do so there
goes that.
• low reliability (Still researching on ways I
can fix this)
• High installation costs are the potential
downsides