VLC Luminaire – Visible Light Communication
As part of a funding project, the Institute of Electronics at NTB has developed an intelligent luminaire system that is capable of organising itself, controlling brightness and optimising power consumption using presence detectors and Visible Light Communication (VLC). The LEDs allow information to be modulated into visible light without additional electronics. The information is received via an inte-grated photodiode. Also for the receiver only little additional hardware is necessary. With this proce-dure a communication without radio and without special modules can be realized. As part of this project, a system with a range of 20 metres was developed.