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LED Lights Could be Broadband Transmitters

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LED lights have made a pretty big splash in lighting tech, as they are bright, long-lasting, and use much less electricity than alternatives, and they may soon also be components used for high-speed internet. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) have been developing a method of using off-the-shelf LED lights to transmit data, which means that in the future, your wireless network could be using the lights in your home. This optical WLAN technology from HHI has reached data rates of up to 800 Mbit/s in their labs, and rates of 500 Mbit/s in real-world installations, using standard… read more