Many already know that the main purpose of a router is to connect multiple networks and forward packets destined either for its own networks or other networks. However, Li-Fi technology aims to change that. Introducing the C-224 lamp, one of the first devices to use this new technology to transmit data through light, while doubling as light, thanks to an LED ring. It even functions when switched off, thanks to infrared technology. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Li-Fi isn’t just a faster means to connect to the internet, it’s incredibly eco-friendly too. A simple $3 LED bulb can act as a router to the internet, and more importantly, you wouldn’t need to build expensive radio towers…you’d be relying on the 40-billion or so light bulbs that already exist. Li-Fi is safer too, because it limits its usage to the area the light is shining at. While radio waves pass through walls and can be hacked, intercepted, or tinkered with, Li-Fi’s short range makes it difficult to hack into the connection thanks to its focused, and more importantly, visible range of usage,” according to Yanko Design.