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Soraa unveils first full spectrum LED MR16 lamp

The company's gallium nitride-on-gallium nitride colour rich LED provides 95 CRI and an R9 over 90 without compromising brightness or efficiency

Soraa, a developer of GaN-on-GaN (gallium nitride-on-gallium nitride) solid-state lighting technology, has launched the VIVID LED MR16 lamp. Soraa Full Spectrum LED MR16 Lamps The new product is touted to be the first full spectrum LED MR16 lamp with colour quality and rendering superior to both traditional halogen and competitor LED lamps. With a CRI of 95 and R9 over 90, the VIVID LED MR16 is one of the highest output LED MR16 lamps with the best colour performance available on the market today. With rich saturated colour rendering and very good colour stability, the VIVID LED MR16 lamp is suited to demanding display applications. Soraa says its VIVID LED MR16 lamp is 75% more energy efficient than comparable halogen lamps. The lamp is designed to replace standard 40 to 50W MR16 halogen lamps and is available in 2700K and 3000K correlated colour temperatures. Soraa's proprietary GaN-on-GaN technology allows for LED products that match the black body curve as is produced by halogen and incandescent lamps, widely considered the optimal light colour spectrum. Unlike other LED lamps, Soraa claims its VIVID LED MR16 offers full coverage over the entire spectral range and has no pronounced blue peak or violet and cyan dips common in all other LED lamps. The VIVID LED lamp overcomes the blue overshoot commonly associated with poor colour quality. "With the launch of the VIVID MR16, we demonstrate a very clear link between performance and our breakthrough GaN-on-GaN technology," comments Soraa CEO Eric Kim. "We believe that with GaN-on-GaN there is no longer any reason to compromise light quality or colour performance in the name of energy efficiency." "For years, lighting designers have been holding back on embracing LED MR16 lighting mostly due to both inadequate light output and only mediocre colour quality," adds Jim Benya, one of the world's most prominent lighting designers. "Now, here is the first example of LED MR16 technology providing both high output and excellent colour, allowing large-scale, mainstream adoption of LEDs in the critically important MR16 marketplace."

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