The more functional the piece, the more popular it becomes and the lamp we’re sharing today will definitely be popular! Oledcomm’s MyLiFi appears to be an adjustable aluminum LED work lamp, but it’s more than just a lamp: it can also transmit an Internet connection with light only.
Light Fidelity, also known as Li-Fi, is an innovative wireless technology invented by Oledcomm’s founder Suat Topsu. In theory, it promises connection speeds of up to 13MB/s download and 10MB/s upload using light-emitting diodes (LED) instead of standard WiFi routers. Li-Fi modulates the light emitted by an LED light at an imperceptibly high speed. These light signals are received by a dongle and translated into data that ultimately captures what we see and hear on our screen while surfing the web.
Due to the technology, the lamp equipped with Li-Fi also eliminates electromagnetic emissions. And because a signal requires line of sight for the emitted light, networks cannot be intercepted as easily as traditional WiFi networks. This light-to-dongle requirement can prove beneficial for security, but it also underscores the limitation of a Li-Fi network: you’re only in internet range while you’re under the luminescence.