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Soraa LEDs Bring Two Million Years of History to Life

GaN-on-GaN LED lamps installed at the Western Australian Museum in Perth

GaN-on-GaN LED company Soraa has announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Western Australian Museum in Perth, Western Australia.

Soraa's LED technology illuminated the exhibit 'A History of the World in 100 Objects', a collection from the British Museum.

From the earliest tools made of humble stone to colourful Javanese shadow puppets, the objects in the exhibit provide an unwritten insight into human cultures across time, from two million years ago to the present. The challenge was to find the right lighting to accurately render colours and whiteness while meeting specific lighting guidelines to keep artifacts safe.

To meet these guidelines, Soraa's Australian partners, Lighting Options Australia, and lighting designers at Illuminated Design chose 150 Soraa VIVID MR16 LED lamps throughout the exhibit after rigorous tests and evaluations of several brands.

"This is one of the best known exhibits on loan to the museum. Soraa's VIVID MR16 lamps and accompanying SNAP System provided the flexibility needed with this exhibition to protect these rare artifacts and illuminate them perfectly," said Ben Conick, Lighting Options Australia. "Soraa delivered the rights options and simply the best lighting for this project."

"Soraa's VIVID MR16 lamps are excellent, with great colour rendering, colour temperature, beam angles and additional lenses to change the distribution. The magnetic attachment of filters, the SNAPS, are quite impressive," said Frederika Perey, Illuminated Design. "The SNAPs are easy to apply, allowing me the flexibility to change the approach during the focusing process. This is critical when lighting exhibits, such as the History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition."

Soraa's SNAP System allowed for distinct beam spreads and CTO filters gave the Museum the options needed to properly illuminate the exhibit. The SNAP System is the first magnetic attachment accessory system for LED lighting.

Soraa's lamps can accept a magnet in the centre of the lens without any major effect on light output. The system allows users to customise light directly on MR/PAR/AR111 lamps and light engines, rather than on fixtures.

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