LVX FAQs
LVX Background
What is groundbreaking about LVX System?
LVX technology both lights our spaces and, using the same lighting photons we see with, communicates wirelessly like a fiber optic cable without the fiber strand; we are able to illuminate and create communication “Hot-Spots”. LVX System offers a two-for-one communication service proposition that will deliver secure unlimited data bandwidth and more energy efficient, economical lighting. It’s a proposition that can’t be beat with traditional technology.
What does LVX mean?
LVX is an acronym for Light Visually X-Transceiving that is derived from the ancient word for light in Latin, “LUX”. In ancient times, the Latin character “U” was written as a “V”; consequently light was originally spelled “LVX”. The X in LVX is derived from the common radio vernacular to denote the capability of both transmit and receive known as “Transceiving”. “T” = Transmit, “R” = Receive, “X” = Transceive.
What is Visible Light Communication?
VLC technology begins with the LVX Light fixture. Unlike all other lights, LVX lights contain electronics and software that enables streams of data to transmit through free space on modulated light photons; the data literally rides in the light. These organized photons emanate from the light fixture to provide a high-speed, fiberless communication that enables many new connectivity and security services. LVX System has standardized the term “fiberless” to differentiate between wireless, or a “wire-free” connection. “Fiberless” describes our fiber optic connection without the fiber strand.
Who invented Visible Light Communication?
LVX System’s founder and CEO, John Pederson, is the inventor of two-way broadband VLC. The LVX System of Companies is the first to develop the practical embodiment and application of VLC through the use of architectural and general lighting. The LVX System of Companies is pioneering the market introduction of VLC; we are first.
Is LVX a service or a product?
LVX System provides a new commercial service of light. Communication and security are also key components of this new service offering. LVX has defined and leads the market in VLC. As power companies generate and sell electrons in a familiar unit termed as “Watt hour” or “kilo Watt hour”. LVX sells visible light photons capable of communication as a unit of a “Data Lumen hour” or “DLh”. A Data Lumen hour is equal to one million lumen hours (for manageable calculation) with the capability of fibreless data communication. LVX supplies the lighting apparatus that comprises the LVX System. These lights and their supporting apparatus are placed within any facility and produces DLh for the customer and the occupants of the facility.

Lights will change significantly in the future; obsolescent will be the concern in a long-term investment. LVX service assumes this responsibility and keeps infrastructural apparatus updated to accommodate all new service offerings.

It’s a service.
LVX Lighting, Energy and Technology
How does LVX System use LEDs to provide smart lighting solutions?
The traditional manner in which we think about illumination is obsolete; lights are now so much more than lighting. Traditional Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) provide more energy efficient illumination than incandescent or fluorescent lighting. The LVX Lighting Apparatus utilizes LEDs to provide energy efficient illumination, but more importantly, its ingenuity lies in its capacity to securely transmit VLC including data, voice and images that gives LVX System an equitably superior two-for-one service proposition. LVX System provides the most energy efficient lights in the world and provides the only business service model to leverage their patented visible light communication to your benefit.
How does LVX System benefit American green energy initiatives?
LVX System provides the most energy efficient lights available on today’s market. On average, an LVX service customer will reduce energy consumption up to 90% compared to today’s conventional lighting and data distribution. President Obama through his plan for clean energy and efficiency mandates federal agencies raise the federal government’s renewable-energy goal to 20 percent reduction in emissions by 2020. LVX System and its service is already compliant with this directive and can provide the technology to help our customers reach this energy goal.
When does an LVX System customer start reducing energy?
An LVX System customer starts reducing energy expenses on the day LVX installation is complete and service is activated and commissioned. There are no installation or activation costs for a standard LVX installation.
How does LVX System serve facilities?
With proper approval, the LVX customer does not pay any upfront purchase and installations costs; return on investment is no longer the consideration. LVX System maintains, replaces and upgrades all of its infrastructural apparatus to accommodate all new and future service offerings. This provides our customers with immediate cost reductions and many new capabilities. The quality of light rendition is higher than fluorescent and most all LED lamps. Color correction and the ability to change light color along with new control features are included.
LVX Visible Light Communication (VLC)
What makes the LVX Lighting Apparatus different than traditional wireless communication networks?
Most wireless communications today are produced from traditional Radio Frequency or “RF”. Even the fastest of these RF data transmission networks cannot compete with the data throughput of visible light communication using photons. The footprints of radio wave wireless are large and must be shared; reducing data transmission capability. Light has a very controlled footprint and does not overlap or interfere allowing more data in the controlled space.
How is LVX System’s communication service more secure than traditional Radio Frequency?
Traditional Radio Frequency “RF”, used on wireless networks, has a large footprint that transmits through walls and buildings, and is susceptible to eavesdropping by unauthorized users. For this reason, financial institutions, the military, healthcare facilities and government contractors prohibit use of traditional radio wave wireless technology to transmit highly sensitive data.

LVX System’s patented visible light communication technology offers more security than radio wave by transmitting data in a defined area that can be controlled precisely. The LVX Lighting Apparatus provides a narrow and direct stream of data transfer that never leaves the room.
How does LVX network and deliver the Internet to its customers?
LVX will supply network and Internet access through traditional means such as microwave, fiber optic, copper lines and others to a customer facility.
LVX Data Lumens
What is a lumen?
A “Lumen” is a measure of light. (The SI unit of Luminous flux, equal to the amount of light emitted per second in a unit solid angle of one steradian from a uniform source of one candela.)
What is a Data Lumen Hour “DLh”?
A Data Lumen hour or “DLh” is a term invented by LVX as a practical measurement of light. It is 1,000,000 lumens spent over a one-hour period of time with LVX fiberless data carrier capability within that same measured amount of light.
What is a Data Lumen Access “DLA”?
Data Lumen Access “DLA” is enabled equipment capable of broadband communication using visible light to access the LVX System for networking, Internet access and other data communication schemes.
Who is an LVX System Hosting Customer?
An LVX Hosting Customer is the consumer, generally the property owner, who utilizes the LVX System service of light within their facility. The Hosting Customer purchases Data Lumen Hours “DLh” from LVX System and provides network connectivity through Data Lumen Access “DLA” to its facility occupants.
Who is an LVX System Client Customer?
An LVX Client Customer is a third-party customer who purchases Data Lumen Access “DLA” from LVX System and chooses to use the LVX Lighting Apparatus network to access the Internet or data services.
LVX Business
What is the LVX System business model?
The patented LVX business model is to sell light as a service. In doing so, it creates a predictable and recurring revenue stream as LVX bills for the amount of Data Lumen Hours (DLh) consumed each month by Hosting Customers. In addition, offer Data Lumen Access to “Client customers” wishing access to the LVX System.
When did LVX System first sell light service?
LVX System sold the world’s first commercial service of VLC on January 16, 2009 to Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Does LVX System partner with other companies?
Yes, LVX System is currently in the pursuit of securing meaningful partnerships with complimentary strategic partners to facilitate the growth of our business and development of our service.
Who is responsible for the maintenance of the LVX apparatus?
The upfront cost of the lights, standard installation, their replacement, maintenance and upgrades are the responsibility of LVX System. LVX System collects an early termination fee through a contractual agreement with the LVX Hosting Customer. If an LVX Hosting Customer terminates use of LVX System service before the contractual end of service date, they will be contractually obligated to share in the installation/de-installation costs.
Will LVX System provide upgrades in the future?
LVX System will upgrade the LVX Lighting platform for our customers so they can benefit from our newest service offerings.
LVX American Labor
How will LVX System get its infrastructure built, and by whom?
LVX System has an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to provide trained personnel to perform installation duties. LVX System is developing installation standard practices for training IBEW personnel and foresees the addition of tens of thousands of new jobs for American workers nationwide.
LVX and NASA
How is LVX associated with NASA and America’s space program?
LVX System is finalizing a Space Act Agreement with NASA to license researchers at the Kennedy Space Center to study and develop new applications for visual light communication, including use on future missions to deep space like Mars, and innovations that will benefit the daily lives of Americans. LVX System is now headquartered at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.