When the internet was first introduced to the world, people connected online by tapping on a phone line. While people were not exactly happy with dial-up speeds, complaints on speed were relatively infrequent because they do not stream videos and music or play online games.
Now, things are different because the way that people use the internet has changed dramatically. The internet is no longer just a source of information; it is the place where almost everything is done. In order to make the web run faster, cable companies including mobile providers are making the effort towards the next breakthrough. They have installed fibre cables in big cities and created 5G networks in homes.
However, these are the not the only option being pursued because researchers are working towards a technology called Li-Fi which will use light to transmit information. Li-Fi requires LED lighting to operate and special equipment to be hooked to the lights. This can be expensive; however, companies are already upgrading to LED lighting which means that is not a big drawback for the technology.
The idea behind Li-Fi is the use light pulses instead of sound waves like Wi-Fi does. The light pulses are so fast that they cannot be detected by the human eye; only electronic gadgets will have the capability to pick up the light pulses. One of the biggest advantages of Li-Fi is the ability to transmit information up to 200 gigabits per second.
There have been so many improvements in Wi-Fi speed but it will be a long way before it can manage to reach the speed of Li-Fi. Li-Fi can work with thousands of gadgets within its range which makes it great for office environments, airports, shopping malls sports stadiums and other crowded venues. Researchers are working on Li-Fi to solve some kinks and it is working in areas where it was tested.
Many businesses as well as well homeowners are increasingly being interested in LED light strip as a replacement for their traditional lighting systems. Aside from the capability of being virtually installed anywhere, high density LED light strips can be used for creative and artistic applications.