On the potential of solid state LED strips utilizing an organic color converter for non-line of sight visible light communication Journal Articles uri icon

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  • LED strip lighting can provide high quality uniform shadow-free diffuse lighting at low cost as numerous emission sources are controlled by a single transformer. Organic LEDs offer the additional advantages of UV free emission and, for visible light communication, picosecond fluorescent lifetimes allowing the whole visible spectrum to be used without filters. Using parameters determined experimentally for solid-state LED strip lighting and fluorescent lifetimes typical of organic phosphors as the input for a Monte Carlo based ray-tracing simulation, we evaluate the potential bandwidths obtainable for indoor communication. Our work suggests that raw data transfer rates of 4 to 10 Mbps are obtainable in a standard 5m by 5m by 3m room compatible with Internet of Things (IoT) applications.


  • White, Jonathon
  • Assefa, Amanuel
  • Chen, Po-Jui
  • Ho, Xuan Long
  • White, Jonathon David

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  • October 2, 2017