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Soraa reveals first 40W halogen equivalent for outdoor and enclosed fixtures

The gallium nitride on gallium nitride LED technology is claimed to break thermal and ventilation barriers for high performance outdoor LED lighting

Soraa, a developer of GaN-on-GaN solid-state lighting technology, is marketing its OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp. Matching the performance of a 40W halogen MR16, Soraa's OUTDOOR LED MR16 is claimed to be the first LED lamp in its class appropriate for use in outdoor and enclosed fixtures. Soraa's OUTDOOR MR16 lamp line is specifically designed and tested to operate in challenging environments. It is suitable for use in outdoor fixtures, or indoors in fully enclosed, recessed, or confined, non-ventilated track fixtures. Designed to replace standard 40W MR16 halogen lamps, Soraa says its latest addition meets and exceeds the performance of halogen lamps, while saving 75% of the energy. The OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp, available in 2700K and 3000K correlated colour temperatures, provides halogen-equivalent brightness and light quality without requiring a mechanical fan. Soraa's proprietary GaN-on-GaN technology plays a significant role in the performance of the OUTDOOR LED MR16. Soraa says its GaN crystal is up to a thousand times purer than GaN-on-Sapphire or GaN-on-SiC substrates, two of the platforms other LED lighting technologies rely upon today. The firm says its technology enables the OUTDOOR LED MR16 to overcome common ventilation and thermal design barriers while still producing a reliable, high-performing, eye-pleasing and natural light. "We proved that GaN-on-GaN is the future of LED lighting with Soraa's PREMIUM and ESSENTIAL MR16 products," says Soraa CEO Eric Kim. "Now, with the launch of the Soraa OUTDOOR LED MR16, we're proving GaN-on-GaN's ability to overcome critical barriers and open new frontiers in LED lighting." Like the entire family of Soraa's LED MR16 lamps, the firm says its OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp's "perfect" crystal structure delivers a bright, highly-focused, controlled beam. It also has the ability to produce a high colour rendering index and centre beam candle-power to match a standard halogen lamp. Soraa's OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp "has a stunning visual impact on my projects and the lamp itself sheds heat elegantly, a rare quality in outdoor LED lighting," adds Jan Moyer, a leading landscape lighting designer. "I've compared my outdoor lighting projects using a competitor LED replacement lamp and a traditional halogen lamp, and I want all my lighting projects to look the way they do when lit with Soraa's OUTDOOR LED MR16."

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