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8 February 2013

Soraa sponsors lighting PlugFest at Strategies in Light conference

Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which develops solid-state lighting technology built on ‘GaN on GaN’ (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) substrates, will sponsor a Lighting PlugFest in conjunction with Strategies Unlimited’s annual Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California (12-14 February).

Incompatibility between LED lamps and fixtures with existing control gear and dimmers designed for traditional light sources (incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent) is a major hurdle for the lighting industry, says Soraa. In December 2012, Soraa launched the first ever lighting PlugFest, to give lighting designers and specifiers, manufacturers, and end users the opportunity to test products and identify underlying compatibility issues.

“Soraa has been an innovator in Solid State Lighting, launching a revolution in everything from substrates to LED chips to lamps. Lighting PlugFest is a unique opportunity to bring the SSL revolution to be on par with the IT world,” said Ella Shum, chair of Strategies in Light Conferences, Strategies Unlimited. “Today, when we use a smartphone and a PC, we don’t think about how they communicate with each other. It should be the same for SSL lighting.”

Soraa will manage and run the testing using a custom-built testing panel comprised of an array of commonly used transformers and dimmers and Soraa’s 12VAC LED MR16 lamps. The panel can also accommodate participating companies’ transformers, dimmers, and 12VAC or 120VAC (E26 only) LED lamps or fixtures. Testing of components and fixtures at the PlugFest booth (Booth 746/748) will be available at no charge on a first come, first served basis on February 13th and 14th. To reserve your testing slot, email:

“Manufacturers benefit because Lighting PlugFest addresses compatibility—an obstacle to widespread LED lamp adoption; designers benefit because they can specify with confidence; and end users benefit because they will know that a particular product combination works,” said Eric Kim, CEO of Soraa.

Tags: Soraa LEDs



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