As we know, the backbone behind all forms of wireless connectivity—from the IoT to checking emails—is WiFi (wireless fidelity). Our dependence on a working wireless connection is evident and seemingly part of everyday life. We have entire industries whose day-to-day operations and routines can’t even be achieved without a reliable internet connection, which has made the significance of WiFi all the more greater in recent years. While we’re always looking for ways to improve the quality and performance of WiFi connectivity, alternatives to establishing and maintaining internet connections are already in existence.
The process of light fidelity (LiFi), involves the transmission of data through light with the assistance of LED bulbs. WiFi transmits data using radio waves with the help of a router. While LiFi isn’t anywhere close to gaining the ubiquitous status as its WiFi counterpart, it doesn’t take away from the notion that both methods of data transfer have their distinct set of advantages and disadvantages over each other. The infographic below provides a well-formatted display that not only compares WiFi and LiFi, but lists the advantages and disadvantages these two methods of data transfer have over each other.