1. SMART LIGHTING
Smart lighting with VLC provides the infrastructure for illumination, control and communications and will greatly reduce wiring and energy consumption within a building.
2. DEFENCE & SECURITY
The ability to send data quickly and in a secure way is the key to many applications. The fact that the visible light cannot be detected on the other side of a wall had great security advantages.
3.WiFi SPECTRUM RELIEF
WiFi’s have got faster over but cannot keep up with demand for wireless data. VLC can provide data rates greatly in excess of current WiFi and this can be done at low cost since the RF components and antenna system have been eliminated.
4. MOBILE CONNECTIVITY
By pointing a visible light at another device you can create a very high speed data link with inherent security. This overcomes the problems of having to pair or connect and provides a much higher data rate than Bluetooth or WiFi.
There are advantages for using VLC in hospitals and in healthcare. Mobile phones and WiFi’s are undesirable in certain parts of hospitals, especially around MRI scanners and in operating theatres.
6. VEHICLE & TRANSPORTATION
Many cars already LED lamps. Traffic signage, traffic lights, and street lamps are adopting the LED technology so there are massive applications opportunities here.
7.USED IN PILOT TESTING
The pilot testing of LiFi, an alternative technology to WiFi, has proved that it can send data at up to 1GBps. This is almost 100 times faster than the present WiFi technology.
8. LOCATION BASED SERVICES
Each visible light information source can be uniquely identified, so the location of any VLC device can be identified quickly and accurately.