Signify announced on Wednesday its new lamp with Li-Fi technology, which transmits the Internet through light. Named for Truelifi, the device is capable of transmitting data at speeds up to 150 Mbps using only light waves instead of the traditional radio signals used by Wi-Fi networks. The model must be installed on the ceiling, such as a lamp while users need a special receiver to access the network.
This type of connection has some advantages over Wi-Fi. The main one, for example, is the robustness of the signal, which does not suffer interference. According to the manufacturer, with Truelifi, the Internet connection can reach speeds up to 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, since the method is to carry digital information through infrared or ultraviolet light. Developers still claim that it is safer against hackers than Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The new line of luminaires provides wireless connectivity with speeds up to 150 Mbps in large spaces such as offices and commercial rooms. According to Signify, the speed of the connection is so fast that it is sufficient to transmit 30 films in Full HD resolution simultaneously. In addition, the device can be connected via cable, in which case the baud rate increases significantly to up to 250 Mbps.