Lighting and Communications: Devices and Systems

Authored by: Luis Nero Alves , Luis Rodrigues , José Luis Cura

Visible Light Communications

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498767538
eBook ISBN: 9781315367330
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315367330-2

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Abstract

Humanity has always relied on light to accomplish daily tasks. Sunlight during the daytime was, and still is, the major lighting source. Prior to the invention of electric lights, sunlight and other sources based on candles and gas were used for lighting. This has enabled the advance of economies, which received a major boost with the invention of electric lights. The globalization of electric lighting enabled the 24/7 economy during the second half of the 20th century—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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