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Reference Number EP/N013468/1
Title A study of the impact of VLC on the quality of lighting and display
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 75%;
Not Energy Related 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr W O Popoola
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Electronics
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 March 2016
End Date 28 February 2017
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £99,283
Industrial Sectors Communications
Region Scotland
Programme NC : Engineering, NC : ICT
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr W O Popoola , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ozyegin University, Turkey (0.000%)
Project Contact , pureLiFi Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The co-existence of data transmission and lighting inside a common light emitting diode (LED) to complement the radio frequency based wireless communication in satisfying the global socio-economic activities is a low-cost/low-energy proposition termed visible light communications (VLC). It radically turns a passive light source into a dynamic service hub that provides opportunities to improve existing services and introduce new ones.For this nascent VLC idea to gain traction and realise its huge potential however, vital optimisation approach to mutually accommodate data and illumination on the same LED becomes a necessity. This includes studying, understanding and quantifying the inter-relationship between lighting requirements and data transmission as against the current approach that completely disregards this. To this end, this research will be investigating the impacts of VLC on the fundamental properties of energy efficiency, light quality and life expectancy of an LED that is primarily designed for lighting/display. The findings from this work will provide the required approach for optimising VLC and safeguard the LED's reliability, durability and emitted light quality

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