This news came just after a week when a Chinese team of researchers managed to touch the 150Mbps mark, which too is pretty impressive. While, Chinese used a single LED light bulb, the British team used a trio of red, green and blue, with each a capacity to push 3.5Gbps.
Another team from Germany, back in April managed to touch the 1Gbps per LED speed with a total of 3Gbps for 3 bulbs in totality.
This increased throughput has been made possible with the micro-LED bulbs developed at the University of Strathclyde’s. With the capability to transmit millions of intensity changes in one second, it’s these alterations that send 0s and 1s to the receiver of Li-Fi.
Well, the time when the Li-Fi will get accepted in real world seems too far just now. But, unlike most others who think that requirement of a direct line-of-sight is a negative feature, Haas sees the same as a plus point.
Meanwhile, signals for Li-Fi would be much trickier to seize. The range for this is much limited and the walls block the transmission as well. The anticipated increase in security is enough to make people interested in this new found set-up, especially with the many nasty appliances hanging out there.