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Every Pixel Counts

Published on May 8, 2015

Single microLED pixel

Research at the Li-Fi Centre at the University of Edinburgh During the last decade, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have become an integral part of almost every electronic device used in everyday life. From household light bulbs to large-area screens, LEDs are everywhere. They come in all sizes and forms. Look at the electronic device that…


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A Bright Idea: Using Light to Transmit Data

Published on March 19, 2015

Read the interview of Harald Haas, Director of the Li-Fi Centre and Nikola Serafimovsk of pureLiFi Ltd by Electronics 360 where they explain Li-Fi and the evolution of future 5G networks. By using the existing LED lighting infrastructure, li-fi technology can provide a localized, secure wireless network allowing an increased number of devices to connect…


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Li-Fi/Wi-Fi hybrid network enables the internet everywhere

Published on March 16, 2015

Due to the wide use of mobile multi-media devices, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) is getting more and more popular in public. Since 2013, more than 5 billion smart devices use Wi-Fi every day, and this causes a systems overload  This often happens often to people at airports and in crowded cafes. When a huge amount of…


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New Research Paper – Solutions Spectral Efficiency Loss

Published on March 6, 2015

The latest results from the Li-Fi Centre Research Group have been accepted as a paper at the IEEE ICC 2015, ‘Smart City, Smart World’, the foremost international conference being held in London in June 2015. Title: Solution to the Spectral Efficiency Loss in Unipolar Optical OFDM-based Systems Authors: M. S. Islim, D. Tsonev and H. Hass


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Solar power energy harvesting and with digital communication

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We were delighted that Mr Sunil Kumar, Senior Science and Innovation Advisor at British High Commission, Bangalore, visited the Li-Fi Centre last month as part of the UK Science and Innovation Network. See Sunil’s blog of his visit. Sunil was particularly interested in  our research into using normal solar panel to both generate electricity and using Li-Fi Technology to act as a…


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Li-Fi in the news again

Published on February 17, 2015

Professor Harald Haas explains the benefits and applications of Li-Fi Technology in Scotland’s national newspaper, The Scotsman. The emerging Li-Fi industry being pioneered by the Li-Fi Centre is estimated to be worth at least $6 billion in the next five years, and there are huge opportunities across sectors including mobile communications, lighting, energy, healthcare, transport,…

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Research at the Li-Fi Centre, University of Edinburgh

Published on February 12, 2015

Warning sign - do not use mobile phones here

Why is Li-Fi Technology used in gas well monitoring?   We often see a warning sign in a petrol station, `Do not use mobile phones’. You might ask, how can a mobile phone cause an explosion? Some research shows that mobile phones pose no hazard for petrol stations. However, in physics, the antenna of a…


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Angle diversity: create ‘compound eyes’ in Li-Fi

Published on February 6, 2015

Have you ever seen the compound eye of insects? If so, you must be astonished by its sophistication. In general, a compound eye consists of thousands of individual photo receptor units which are located on a convex surface and thus pointing to a slightly different direction. When the input of all photoreceptor units are combined,…


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LiFi Technology – plans for use in American Basketball Stadium

Published on January 30, 2015

Professor Harald Haas and the Li-Fi Centre engineers are in discussions with California’s Golden State Warriors to include Li-Fi Technology in a new high-tech sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco in 2018. The new stadium is to be equipped with features such as LiFi street lamps that transmit data to people passing beneath them, and…


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Li-Fi Researchers reinvent web network

Published on September 3, 2014

Researchers at the Li-Fi Centre in Edinburgh are to help develop broadband technology that can cope with the explosion in internet data. Engineers will contribute to a £12 million UK project to revolutionise internet networks, to manage the rise in demand for web communications. Read more…


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