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Chinese Scientists Create Light Bulb that Provides Super-Fast Wireless Internet

‘Scientists at Shanghai’s Fudan University have created a one-watt light bulb that provides access to wireless internet.

Using a technology called Li-Fi, or light fidelity, the prototype created by the scientists is claimed to be an affordable and efficient alternative to existing means.

According to Chi Nan, an information technology professor with the university, four computers were found to be able to connect easily to the internet when kept near the Li-Fi bulb.

The use of light frequency enables all computers to connect simultaneously. The Li-Fi bulb, featuring a microchip, generates around 150 mbps that is 20 times faster than the average connection in China. Nan also states that the current wireless signal transmission equipment is expensive and inefficient.’

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/515887/20131022/chinese-li...




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This will be sooo great for

This will be sooo great for them. I play bridge on the internet with many Chinese and their connection while bidding is at least 50% slower than anyone else's, so this should help them tremendously!

michcrow's picture

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I like the fact that it is not using in the RF range. At least that is what I'm guessing is going on.

Two shorten the road.

SteveMT's picture

Bump for ingenuity. 'Made in China' just moved up a notch.

I have mostly LED lights in my house, but not one of these.

I do question though...

I do question though how much good a 1 watt diode would be as for lighting? lol

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SteveMT's picture

A 1 watt bulb & the light from the 'telescreen' will be enough.

With no books to read and Agenda 21 operating worldwide, this is the coming reality. The control of the web (Internet2) will have to happen also, which removes the need for the Li-Fi bulb in the first place! More irony.

Bump for tech stuff

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