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Now, bulbs can be used to broadcast household broadband!

Now, bulbs can be used to broadcast household broadband!
Imagine that by simply turning on the light bulb in your room, you can also 
switch on your wireless Internet connection at home.

Well, it's a reality now, thanks to a leading British physicist of Edinburgh
University who claims to have developed a technology which can send data
through the same connection as a normal lamp.   
Prof Harald Hass says the invention, dubbed D-Light ,can send data faster
than 10 megabits per second, which is the speed of a typical broadband 
connection, by altering the frequency of the ambient light in the room.
He says that other possibilities of the device - which he has dubbed ' Li-fi',
or Light Fidelity -- include sending wireless data from "white space" in your
TV spectrum or unused satellite signals.
By replacing old fashioned incandescent models with LED bulbs he has claimed
he could turn them all into Internet transmitters, the 'Daily Mail' reported.
It has new applications in hospitals, airplanes, military, and even underwater.
Aeroplane passengers could in theory be able to surf the Internet from signals
beamed out of the lights on board, according to the physicist.
"The way we transmit wireless data is inefficient electromagnetic waves, in
particular radio waves which are limited, they are sparse, they are expensive
and only have a certain range.
It is limitation which does not cope with wireless data, and we are running out
of efficiency. Light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum.. wouldn't it be great
to use it for wireless communications?" Prof Hass said.

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