SORAA IN THE NEWS


When Geoff Met Shuji

Technology expert Dr Geoff Archenhold was suitably impressed with Soraa’s philosophy when he attended its recent event in London. He also got a sneak preview of new products and had the opportunity to meet the notable Dr Shuji Nakamura.
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Smart lighting heats up

Startups selling Internet-connected lightbulbs are rising. Lighting giants like Philips and GE? Reeling.
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2015 Products Issue: Lamps and Ballasts

Compatible with many industry-standard drivers and suitable for enclosed, non-ventilated indoor and outdoor luminaires, Soraa’s full-visible-spectrum GaN-on-GaN low-profile light engines produce high center-beam candlepower from narrow spot to flood.
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Tech Update. The latest lighting technology launches...

Optical Light Engines are here
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SORAA LED Lamps Bring the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron Back to Life

The museum of London, last year needed a lighting scheme for their latest gallery which houses the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron and who best to rise to this challenge, Soraa
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LUX Magazine reviews Soraa's MR16

Photometry expert Dr Gareth John tests the lastest innovation from blue LED inventor Shuji Nakamura: an MR16 with excellent colour rendering
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LEDs Magazine recognizes the SSL industry’s best at Las Vegas Sapphire Gala

The night of Feb. 25, 2015 marked the celebration of innovation in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sectors with the naming of the inaugural LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners. The Sapphire Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the Strategies in Light conference in Las Vegas, featured top-notch entertainment, great food and drink, and an enthusiastic and packed house of industry stalwarts.
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Soraa full spectrum LED lighting for design

Our recent London ‘Light Lunch’ event brought into sharp focus the power of Soraa full spectrum LED lighting for design. This short film gives a great snapshot of what was an illuminating session, bringing together top interior designers and lighting experts to share views on the benefits of full-spectrum LED lighting.
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2014 Product Innovation Awards

Coupling its GaN on GaN AR111 LED lamp with a prismatic lens and an array of magnetic filter and lens attachments, Soraa's SNAP System lets users customize light directly on lamps rather than on fixtures.
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Into the Light

Some 135 years after Thomas Edison carbonized a piece of sewing thread to create the light bulb three Japanese scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their revolutionary development of the next generation of electric light.
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Nobel Winner Known for LED Battle in Japan Went on to Silicon Valley

One of the three scientists who won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday is well-known in Japan as a salaryman who fought back against his employer and won millions of dollars before co-founding a Silicon Valley start-up that continues his work with light-emitting diodes.
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Light-maker's founder wins Nobel prize

It never hurts when a company's founder wins the Nobel prize for the product it makes. Soraa, a start-up lighting company in Fremont, Calif. is in the midst of that rarest of experiences.
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Could A Nobel Prize-Winning Innovation Have Almost Been Overlooked By Silicon Valley?

I want to congratulate Shuji Nakamura (pictured above), the founder of Khosla Ventures portfolio company Soraa, and his fellow collaborators who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics yesterday.
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Soraa adds UK distributor

UK full-service energy-efficiency specialist SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com has announced a new partnership as Master Distributor for Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA and its GaN-on-GaN (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) technology, which provides an alternative to halogen MR16 lamps.
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VIVID 2 LED MR16 wins Money-Saving Product of the year

Designed around a small, bright light source combined with a single optic and heat sink, VIVID 2 LED MR16 lamps emit up to 10 times more light per unit area than traditional LEDs thanks to GaN on GaN technology.
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LED advancements drive quality of light gains

GaN-on-GaN LED technology can deliver better light quality in terms of color rendering and accurate bright whites while also providing lumen-per-wafer advantage over conventional LEDs.
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Under some LED bulbs whites aren't 'whiter than white'

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look whiter than white, but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different degrees of whites may all look the same, according to experts in lighting.
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Soraa Aims for Better Light Quality with Gallium Nitride Tech

In the LED lighting industry, it’s an all-out race to lower costs and drive adoption. But LED company Soraa is betting that people will also purchase LEDs for the quality of light, as much as for efficiency and long life.
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LEDs Render Colors and Whites without Beam Striations, Artifacts or Shadows

Soraa launched a line of high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10o spot version, as well as a 25o version that has a peak intensity higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products. Now customers can buy transformer-free, full visible spectrum Soraa LED GU10 lamps that spectacularly render colors and whites without beam striations, artifacts or multiple shadows.
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Betting on GaN-on-GaN for efficient white light

Today, about 95 percent of GaN LEDs are manufactured on sapphire wafers but the scope of using cheaper and more widely available Si wafers to scale up the production of GaN-on-Si devices is an attractive one.While a recent forecast from market analysis firm IHS Inc expects GaN-on-Silicon LEDs to increase their market share from 1% today to 40 percent by 2020 (mostly taking market share from both sapphire and silicon carbide wafers), Californian startup company Soraa is betting on GaN-on-GaN for high efficiency white LEDs.
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SORAA NEWS RELEASES

SORAA Displays Brilliant Innovations At Lightfair International 2015

Company Unveils World’s First Directional Wireless Lamp, High Color and Whiteness Rendering BR30, 4 Degree AR111, and New SNAP System Accessories at LFI
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Perfect Lighting Design Requires The Perfect Size Light—Soraa Delivers With New PAR20 LED Lamp

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that it has added to its full visible spectrum LED product portfolio a PAR20 lamp with incredibly high CBCP, flawless beam definition and edges, and outstanding color and whiteness rendering.
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SORAA Commissions Ann Reo To Guide Its Rapidly Expanding LED Product Portfolio

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that Ann Reo has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Product Development.
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Soraa’s LED Lamps Shine Brightest In Multiple Awards Programs

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that its groundbreaking LED products have received four industry awards for innovation in both the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards and Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA).
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Soraa’s New LED Optical Light Engines Are Poised To Inspire New Fixture Designs

New Small Form Factor LED Light Engines Deliver Industry-Leading CBCP and Full Visible Spectrum Light
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Soraa Completes Its Line Of Brilliantly Efficient PAR30 And AR111 LED Lamps

New LED Lamps are the Perfect Alternative to Halogen 50W to 120W Lamps
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Soraa’s New Full Visible Spectrum GU10 LED Lamps Outshine The Competition

Using Only 7.5 Watts of Power, New LED Lamps Achieve Up to 500 Lumen Output
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Soraa Solves Compatibility Issues By Launching New Constant Current LED Lamp

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that it has introduced a perfectly compatible version of its award-winning MR16 LED lamp.
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Soraa Founder Shuji Nakamura Wins Nobel Prize In Physics

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that one of its founders, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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Soraa Raises The Bar On MR16 LED Lamp Performance

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, launched today a complete new line of high performance MR16 LED lamps powered by the world’s most efficient LED—the company’s third generation GaN on GaN™ LED.
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New Research Proves Whiteness And Color Rendering Has A Strong Effect On Led Lamp Preference

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today new psychophysical research proving that whiteness and color rendering have a strong effect on the perception of energy-efficient LED lighting. The study was approved by an Institutional Review Board and led by Kevin Houser at Penn State University.
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Soraa Launches The World’s First Full-Visible-Spectrum Line Of LED Light Engines

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, has raised the bar on high performance lighting by launching the industry’s most innovative line of LED light engines. Soraa’s new light engines use 50% less power and have a higher center beam intensity (CBCP) than current integral LED fixtures.
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Soraa Customize Lighting With a SNAP

SORAA, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that the company will launch and display large lamp versions of its innovative SNAP System™ along with new accessories at LIGHTFAIR International (June 3 - 5).
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Soraa’s Simply Perfect LED Lamps Just Got Larger

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that the company will launch and display a series of new full-visible-spectrum large LED lamps at LightFair International (June 3-5) in Las Vegas, NV. This new line of AR111, PAR30L (Long Neck), PAR30S (Short Neck), and PAR38 lamps complements the company’s award-winning MR16 lamp, creating a full line of products to perfectly and dramatically light restaurant, retail, hospitality, and residential applications.
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Soraa Snap System™ Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

SORAA, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that its SNAP System™ has received the coveted Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. The 40-person jury featured renowned specialists tasked with selecting products that excel in design innovation, functionality and ecological compatibility.
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Soraa’s Award-Winning, Full-Visible-Spectrum LED MR16 Lamps Receive Energy Star Label

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, today announced that eight of their most popular MR16 products have been recognized with the ENERGY STAR qualification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the first full-visible-spectrum LEDs to attain this qualification.
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Soraa Unveils Simply Perfect™ PAR and AR111 Lamps at Light + Building

Soraa the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, today announced a full range of LED AR111, PAR30, and PAR38 lamps that will be available to ship in late Q2. All Soraa lamps feature 3-phosphor LEDs with violet pump that enable benefits such as Point Source Optics for beautiful, uniform beams of high intensity, Violet 3-Phosphor (VP³) Natural White and VP³ Full-spectrum Vivid Color, which reveal the magic of whiteness and colors in every environment.
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SORAA INDUSTRY EVENTS

Visit us at the following industry events and experience Soraa lamps in person.

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SORAA AWARDS


Lighting Design Awards 2015

Over 760 designers, architects and suppliers came together at the glamorous black-tie event to celebrate the great achievements and innovations made by the lighting design community. The Awards recognise and reward innovation and creativity in lighting. The Awards were judged by some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and authoritative individuals in the industry.

LED Magazine Sapphire Award 2015

The night of Feb. 25, 2015 marked the celebration of innovation in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sectors with the naming of the inaugural LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners. The Sapphire Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the Strategies in Light conference in Las Vegas, featured top-notch entertainment, great food and drink, and an enthusiastic and packed house of industry stalwarts. Still, the stars of the night were the products and people winning recognition for innovations that are driving the technology forward, revolutionizing the lighting market, and ultimately impacting global society in a very positive way.

Red Dot Award 2014

The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

PIA 2014

The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards reveal the criteria and characteristics of the technology that matters. These awards determine and honor the most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the players behind the components that make up these light sources.

Lighting Design Awards 2014

Now in their 12th year, the Lighting Design Awards command the respect of the lighting community and are recognised as the pre-eminent architectural lighting competition in the lighting calendar.

FX International Design Award 2013

Now in their 16th year, the prestigious FX Awards recognize world class design excellence across a variety of categories.

IES Progress Report 2013

The IES Progress Committee is mandated to, "keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world, and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Illuminating Engineering Society".

Lux Awards 2013

The lighting world’s top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations are honored with the Lux Award.

Lux Awards 2013

The lighting world’s top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations are honored with the Lux Award.

Red Dot Award 2013

The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

PIA 2013

The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards reveal the criteria and characteristics of the technology that matters. These awards determine and honor the most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the players behind the components that make up these light sources.