24 March 2020
Ecosense acquires Soraa’s assets
Los Angeles-based LED technology company Ecosense has acquired assets from Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps and fixtures, including LEDs fabricated from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN).
Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the firm’s signature VIVID, BRILLIANT HL and HEALTHY product lines. The move is the Ecosense’s first foray into the professional lamp category.
“This acquisition accelerates our strategy into the next wave of lighting,” says Ecosense’s CEO Mark Reynoso. “Soraa has an unparalleled reputation for beam and spectral quality,” he comments. “Their intellectual property and technology portfolio — including ZEROBLUE, full spectrum, and healthy lighting — highly complements our own intellectual property and related technologies. We will prioritize enhancing and accelerating their antibacterial technology to market.”
Soraa was co-founded by Shuji Nakamura, a 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics for his invention of the blue LED. “Soraa is a pioneer in full-spectrum and circadian lighting,” says Nakamura. “Combining with Ecosense, we significantly expand our leadership and intellectual property rights in these and related fields.”
To maintain consistency and quality of service, Soraa will continue to operate as its own distinct brand.