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20 January 2014

Soraa launches first high-color rendering, line voltage GU10 230V 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 is the first line of high color and white rendering, high-light-output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the firm has released a 10° spot version (not available in halogen or from other LED makers, it is claimed) as well as a 25° version that has a peak intensity higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products. Transformer-free, full-visible-spectrum Soraa LED GU10 lamps are now available that render colors and whites without beam striations, artifacts or multiple shadows visible in other manufacturers’ LED products, it is claimed.

The LEDs also offer full dimmability, long lamp life, improved energy efficiency, and compatibility, says CEO Jeff Parker. “All these features are made possible through our proprietary GaN-on-GaN LED technology and innovative lamp design.”

With a color rendering index (CRI) of 95 and R9 greater than 90, Soraa’s continuous full-visible-spectrum Vivid 2 LED GU10 lamps render deep reds and cyans accurately and have no artificial spectral ‘blue-peak’. Also, like natural light, the violet component of the full visible spectrum makes whites in fabrics and fibers stand out in their intended brightness and tint, the firm adds.

Soraa’s GaN-on-GaN LEDs emit ten times more light per unit area of LED material than LEDs built on lower quality foreign substrates, the firm reckons. Its lamps hence have a single light source that casts a perfect beam and a single sharp shadow, bringing out textures and contrast.

“Customers no longer need a transformer and we’ve made available beam and output options that were previously unattainable in the market, because of limitations with all other technologies,” says Parker. The products are suited to fully enclosed, non-ventilated fixtures, where other LED lamps struggle to perform, he adds.

Built with design flexibility in mind, Soraa's new LED GU10 lamps are available in a wide range of light output, beam angles and color temperatures. The Premium 2 LED GU10 10° lamp has a peak intensity of 7760Cd, and 2420Cd for the 25° option (twice that of halogen). The LED GU10 lamps are available in 10°, 25°, 36° and 60° beam angles and 2700K, 3000K, 4000K and 5000K color temperatures.

Also, the 10° lamp works with the firm’s magnetic accessory SNAP System. With a simple magnetic accessory attachment, beam shapes can be altered and color temperature can be modified, allowing endless design and display possibilities, it is claimed.

The new LED GU10 lamps are compatible with a wide range of dimmers, having been tested and characterized through the Works with Soraa program. Also, the firm’s novel heat-sink design and thermal management system make its lamps suitable for use in fully enclosed, non-ventilated fixtures, damp locations and outdoor applications.

The existing Soraa VIVID 2 and Premium 2 LED GU10 lamps are also available in 120V versions.

See related items:

Soraa launches first high-color-rendering, line voltage MR16 GU10 120V LED lamps

Soraa launches 230V and 100V versions of VIVID 2 and PREMIUM 2 LED MR16 lamps

Soraa launches full-spectrum 65W- and 75W-equivalent LED MR16 Lamps

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