Boston U working on LED bulbs that could double as wireless access points
Researchers over at Boston U. say that they’ve figured out a way to combine LED bulbs with wireless networking technology, basically giving us an infinite amount of wireless access points. Data transfer will be up to 10Mbps, and can be integrated right into existing power lines.
Power for lighting the room and providing the network connection will come from the same diode. No word on when we’ll see a working model, but for Boston U. and its partners, a $18.5m grant from the US National Science Foundation will hopefully make this a reality soon enough.