In the future when there will be extensive data needs and demand for better connectivity outreaching 5G, LTE, and Wi-Fi, Li-Fi will help in managing the data demands. Li-Fi is not something that will outgrow these technologies but will work along with them.
What is Li-Fi?
Li-Fi is a wireless technology that utilizes light to transmit data and position between devices.
Li-Fi doesn’t replace the internet service provider, it is still needed to get the internet in homes and offices via wires. However, once the high-speed internet connection is gained, a fast and secured Li-Fi network can be deployed using power over ethernet of powerline communications.
Li-Fi offers various advantages such as:
- Li-Fi offers greater density than many other radio frequencies.
- With Li-Fi, data is sent and received at the same time, meaning faster data transmission and reliable user experience.
- Each light in Li-Fi is fully-networked and has its own IP address which means it is possible to offer location tracking within the specified network.
The three best applications of Li-Fi
Li-Fi in workplaces
The Vice President of Italian lighting brand Artemide says ‘Li-Fi- Wi-Fi alternative premises rapidly modulates traveling of data at lightning speed, encoded in the beams with a brightness too fast to be detected by the human eye. The LED bulbs can also play a role in the connected workspaces or home.
Li-Fi is surely a game-changer in workplaces due to its secure wireless connectivity. The workers and employees can have increased and constant internet speed with LI-Fi networks. The network access can also be detected and controlled way better than Wi-Fi connections and it will boost the ongoing office work. It will be easy to perform video calls, conferences, web meetups, and other tasks with excellent internet connectivity.
For example- The natural lighting in workspaces can provide connectivity to the guest networks. The other sources of light like desk lamps or bulbs can be used for desk to desk connectivity and by every individual for their own work.
Li-Fi in retail
The US Department of Energy states, there are more than 214,765,239 lamps lining the entire ceilings of retail stores in American stores which calculates to 214 million units that can be transformed into high-speed data networks. These units can use the Li-Fi technology to deliver a more accurate, and personalized experience to every customer in a retail store.
The retailers can send promotions to their customers on their smart devices using Li-Fi. The retailers can understand customer behavior and customer experience, and demographics of their customers. Also, it will be easy for retailers to advertise their products, check product stock, and transfer advertising campaigns to the customers directly. Li-Fi will increase customer experience while building a clear understanding between customers and retailers.
Li-Fi can help customers from the time they enter into a shop. The customers can locate products in the store, check promotions, look for available products, collect digital coupons, and involve in online shopping using their smartphones. This not only makes their work easy but increases shopping efficiency and experience.
Li-Fi in Live streaming
Almost 82% of the consumers prefer live videos than posts states a report from Go-Globe. The data also says around 80% like to watch live video than reading a blog of a particular brand. This shows how important live streaming if for the entire population.
A live streaming video requires a high-speed internet connection and this is where Li-Fi plays its part. As Li-Fi brings high-speed internet of 1gbps, it will be easy to stream videos anywhere. The videos can be made available everywhere including shopping malls, stadiums, airplanes, trains, and airports. The consumers can watch high definition videos at unshaken internet connections. They can view live streaming from their smartphones, tablets, iPhone, or PCs provided they are exposed to Li-Fi enabled LEDs.
The future for Li-Fi looks much brighter and wider. The humongous Li-Fi adoption will facilitate IoT and establish seamless wireless connectivity while reduced the gap between light and the internet.
The Global Market Insights, the global market for Li-Fi will be increased to $75 by 2023. There will be more advancements in the use of lighting industries in data transmission. Li-Fi is not a complementary technology to Wi-Fi or 5G, it is a more focused way to vanish workspace voids.
Just like QuickBooks hosting eases the work of businesses and accountants, Li-Fi will help different industries catering them seamless data transmission and workflow.