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Led Lights

LiFi, WiFi At The Speed Of Light

Science Alert!

Like most of us you must have had times when it would be nice to have faster broadband.
Well the latest news is that much faster broadband is just around the corner! Or maybe that should be above our heads!

Led Lights

The new technology is called LiFi and is currently being trialled in offices by an Estonian company called Velmenni. LiFi is capable of sending data at speeds of up to 1GBps, around 100 times faster than most current WiFi connections.
At this speed hi-def films, albums and even video games could be downloaded in seconds!

The data is sent between networks by LED lights. The technology uses Visible Light Communication (VLC). It works basically like an incredibly advanced form of Morse code – just like switching a torch on and off according to a certain pattern can relay a secret message, flicking an LED on and off at extreme speeds can be used to write and transmit things in binary code.

To see the full Science Alert article click here.


Well the road works and new cycle path are well and truly underway.

Cookson Hardware showroom in Stockport.

Cookson Hardware showroom in Stockport.

Customers can still get into our car park from Swallow Street off Hillgate as usual. We have experienced very little disruption to our business, though It will make quite a bit of difference to the view outside when it is done.

To see an article by the Manchester Evening News about the road widening scheme click here
Road Works Outside Cookson Hardware

I am sure the council have done their homework and it will improve the flow of traffic when completed. We will post any news we find on the road works on our blog and social media sites with photos as it changes.

Don’t forget, the clocks go back 1 hour this weekend.Clocks go forward this weekend