Indoor visible light data transmission system utilizing white LED lights

Yuichi Tanaka, Toshihiko Komine, Shinichiro Haruyama, Masao Nakagawa

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Future electric lights will be comprised of white LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). White LEDs with a high power output are expected to serve in the next generation of lamps. In this paper, an indoor visible data transmission system utilizing white LED lights is proposed. In the proposed system, these devices are used not only for illuminating rooms but also for an optical wireless communication system. This system is suitable for private networks such as consumer communication networks. However, it remains necessary to investigate the properties of white LEDs when they are used as optical transmitters. Based on numerical analyses and computer simulations, it was confirmed that the proposed system could be used for indoor optical transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2440-2454
Number of pages15
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug


  • Illuminance
  • Indoor visible light communication system
  • Luminous intensity
  • Optical wireless communication
  • RMS delay spread
  • White LED light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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