The more functional the piece is, the more popular it gonna be, and the lamp we are sharing today is definitely to become popular! The MyLiFi by Oledcomm seems to be an adjustable aluminum LED task lamp but it’s more than just a lamp: it’s also capable of transmitting an Internet connection solely using light.
Light Fidelity, also known as Li-Fi, is an innovative wireless technology invented by Oledcomm founder, Suat Topsu. Theoretically, it promises connections speeds of up to 13 MB/s download and 10 MB/s upload using light emitting diodes (LED) in lieu of standard wi-fi routers. Li-Fi operates by modulating light emitted by an LED light at an imperceptibly fast rate; these light signals are received by a dongle and translated into into the data that eventually draws up what we see and hear on our screen while browsing the internet.
By nature of the technology, the Li-Fi equipped lamp also eliminates electromagnetic emissions. And because a signal requires a line of sight of the light emitted, networks can’t be intercepted as easily as traditional WiFi networks. This light-to-dongle requirement may prove beneficial for security but it also spells out the limitation of a Li-Fi network: you’re only within internet range while underneath it’s luminescence.