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10 February 2014

Soraa launches high color temperature, full-visible-spectrum Vivid 2 MR16 LED lamps

Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which develops solid-state lighting technology built on ‘GaN on GaN’ (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) substrates, has launched what it claims are the first high correlated color temperature (CCT), high color rendering index (CRI) MR16 LED lamps — suiting gemstone jewelry and other high-end retail displays. The new 4000K and 5000K CCT, full-visible-spectrum Vivid 2 LED MR16 renders colors and whites as they would appear in natural light; without the high heat/UV emissions associated with ceramic metal halide (CMH)/halogen lamps and beam striations, artifacts or multiple shadows visible in other manufacturer’s LED products, it is claimed.

“Our full-spectrum technology renders colors vividly and whites accurately; our single-source LED and innovative optics create perfectly uniform beams of exceptionally high intensity light, casting clear single shadows; and our lamps are ideally suited for fully enclosed, non-ventilated fixtures,” claims CEO Jeff Parker. “Now, with our 4000K and 5000K products, you can bring the energizing feel of natural light indoors without sacrificing light quality and compatibility.”

In certain environments, higher-CCT light is preferred because it helps to create an engaging and energizing environment, says Soraa. However, because of their broken spectra, LED and CMH lighting products of 4000K and 5000K CCT create spaces that feel unnatural and cold. The Vivid 2 MR16 solves this trade-off by representing every visible color in the right proportion, resulting in scenes that feel warm and natural, adds the firm. The full-visible-spectrum emission of the LEDs results in a CRI of 95 and an R9 greater than 90. Plus, the violet component of the spectrum makes whites stand out in their natural brightness and tint.

Soraa’s LED lamps are available in 12V and line voltage configurations, as well as in a wide range of color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 4000K and 5000K) and beam angles (10°, 25°, 36° and 60°), allowing lighting flexibility for any type of indoor or outdoor environment. This includes lighting suitable for smooth and textured fabrics, gold, diamonds, skin tones, and a broad array of other applications, says the firm. Its narrow 10° lamp works with its magnetic accessory SNAP System. With a simple magnetic attachment, beam shapes and color temperature can be modified.

The firm’s LED lamps are compatible with a wide range of dimmers, having been tested and characterized extensively through its ‘Works with Soraa’ program. Also, a novel heat-sink design and thermal management system allows the lamps to run cool and deliver efficient light intensity over a long period of time, it is claimed.

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