In future, the internet could come through your lightbulb

lightbulb idea

 

The tungsten lightbulb has served well over the century or so since it was introduced, but its days are numbered now with the arrival of LED lighting, which consume a tenth of the power of incandescent bulbs and have a lifespan 30 times longer. Potential uses of LEDs are not limited to illumination: smart lighting products are emerging that can offer various additional features, including linking your laptop or smartphone to the internet. Move over Wi-Fi, Li-Fi is here. Wireless communication with visible light is, in fact, not a new idea. Everyone knows about using smoke signals on a desert…

 
 

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