Optical Wireless Communications Using the Visible Spectrum
Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and even provides wireless, optical access to the Internet. The NSF ERC for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (formerly NSF Smart Lighting ERC) is developing new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.
Engineered Smart Lighting Systems will optically sense the environment to provide energy efficient, comfortable illumination when and where it is needed. Beyond illumination, Smart Lighting Systems will simultaneously provide high-speed data access and scan for biological and biochemical hazards.