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Soraa's LED SNAP System Honoured For Innovation

The firm has developed a platform based on GaN on GaN technology that provides on-the-fly flexibility. By adding a simple accessory beam spreads, colour temperature, and CCT can be adjusted
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, has received a Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products Magazine for its SORAA SNAP System.

Coupling its high output SORAA LED MR16 100 lamp with a breakthrough prismatic lens and an innovative array of magnetic filter and lens attachments, the system allows users to customise light directly on lamps, rather than on fixtures, opening up a new and exciting world of design possibilities for lighting.

"The SORAA SNAP System provides a significant advancement in LED lamps. No longer will you be in a situation where the lamp can't solve the design challenge. Soraa has developed a platform that provides on-the-fly flexibility. By adding a simple accessory, you can now adjust beam spreads, colour temperature, and CCT. This is a game changer, for both new construction and retrofit work," says Dave McCarroll, Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting, Inc.

Accessories are an important tool in lighting designers' palettes as they allow them to configure and fine-tune lighting scenes with dedicated light distributions and colours. They also give designers the flexibility to optimise a design on site, customising beam spreads or colour temperatures to fit different special conditions within an installation.

But until now, this was a tedious and costly process that involved heavy glass or metal accessories that could withstand the heat from halogen lamps and required expensive fixtures built for such purpose.


"The Swiss Army Knife of high performance lighting, the SORAA SNAP System's self-centering magnetic lamp and accessory interconnect system gives users everything they need in one product to easily and affordably light virtually any space," says Jeffery Parker, CEO of Soraa.

With the SORAA SNAP System, the company has radically transformed the user experience and economics of accessorising lighting designs. Due to its bright, single LED light source made possible by Soraa's GaN on GaN LED technology, and breakthrough prismatic optic, the Soraa lamp can accept a magnet in the centre of the lens without any major effect on light output.

This in turn enables a simple attachment mechanism that can accept a wide range of accessories. Also, the relatively low operating temperature of the Soraa lamp, compared to a halogen lamp, allows the use of new accessory materials such as advanced polymer films.

Examples of accessories include: beam spreads of 250, 360, 600 ; hex-louvers and snoots to reduce glare; grates to create linear light patterns; and filters for colour temperature shifting and colour tint effects. Soraa will also deliver a series of never-before-possible beam distributions such as the "Flat Top," which delivers a perfectly square or rectangular beam with even illumination.

Soraa says its full spectrum GaN on GaN LED lamps have superior colour rendering and beam characteristics compared to lamps using LEDs created from non-native substrate.

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