Volume 15, Number 5

Wireless Networks using Visible Light Communication: A Review


CorneliusA. D. Pahalson, Habila Nuhu and Biyas Alfred Zungkat, Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi, Nigeria


Provisioning of quality of service (QoS) is a critical issue in visible light communication (VLC) systems and other wireless communication systems. LED lights are becoming widely used for homes and offices for their luminous efficacy improvement. VLC is a new way of wireless communication. Typical transmitters used for visible-light communication are visible-light LEDs, and receivers are photodiodes and image sensors. We present new applications that will be made possible by visible light communication technology. Especially location-based services are considered suitable for visible light communication applications.


Visible Light Communication, LED, image sensor, photodiode, location-based service.