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Soraa LEDs illuminate New Orleans gallery

MS Rau Antiques choses Flicker Free MR16 lamps to shine a light on Napoléonic art and design


GaN-on-GaN LED firm Soraa has announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at MS Rau Antiques located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Recently, the gallery hosted a special exhibition exploring the best of Napoléonic art and design. The exhibition revealed how Napoléon Bonaparte effectively used art and design to cultivate an image of power and offered an intriguing glimpse in the intimate life and ultimate legacy of the soldier, statesman and ruler.

After testing and research into options for the lighting retrofit, Mead Jones, the lighting specialist at MS Rau Antiques, chose Soraa Flicker Free MR16 lamps with VIVID LED technology to illuminate the Napoléonic art and design exhibition, as well as future exhibitions. 

Soraa's uniform controlled light source is said to have the consistent accurate colour rendering needed for the exhibition's objects, including fine art, furniture, books and accessories. Soraa's LED lamps also provided the beam control for ambient and atmospheric design that MS Rau desired.

"Customers spend more time in an environment that is comfortable and inviting. Soraa's LED technology controls glare and renders the natural colour of the objects, creating a welcoming space for customers to visit," said Mead. "Peerless for brightness, colour rendering and spill control, Soraa is the exception for LED lighting in the market today and a great fit for MS Rau Antiques in New Orleans."

In addition to creating a more controlled and inviting atmosphere for the gallery, the lighting upgrade for MS Rau Antiques was eligible for an EnergySmart grant. With a complete switchover from the quartz halogen lamps to Soraa lamps, the gallery expects to save nearly $20,000 in annual energy costs.

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