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Soraa Gen3 LED breaks barriers

The GaN on GaN innovator has achieved a 30 percent lumen/W increase over the previous generation

Soraa has announced it has made the world's most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market's first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps. Soraa says its third generation (Gen3) GaN on GaN LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency, outperforming the nearest competitor by 20 percent at normal operating conditions. Soraa's GaN on GaN Gen3 LED In a year, Soraa has achieved a 30 percent increase in white lumen per watt (lm/W) efficiency over its prior generation LED, setting a pace of technology evolution which  it believes is unrivalled in the LED industry. Soraa's Gen3 LED will be available in the second quarter of this year in a variety of product offerings: modules, large form factor PAR and AR lamps, and MR16 lamps. Soraa says its full-visible-spectrum PAR30L lamp, powered by its Gen3 LED, will lead the market not only in light output, but also in colour and whiteness rendering; at CRI-95 and R9-95 it will achieve centre-beam intensity (CBCP) of 28,250cd at 8° beam angle, 10 percent higher than the CRI-85 offering of the nearest competitor. Soraa claims its large form factor lamps will feature natural and accurate rendering of colours and whiteness, perfectly uniform beams of exceptionally high intensity, and clear single shadows. "Soraa's Gen3 GaN on GaN LED package is a major milestone for the LED industry and a truly disruptive innovation. We have achieved a 30 percent lm/W efficiency improvement over our previous generation white LEDs, and what's amazing is that we expect to repeat these significant year-over-year performance gains in the future," says Jeff Parker, CEO of Soraa. The company's Gen3 LED runs at 75 percent wall-plug-efficiency at a current density of 35A/cm2 and a junction temperature of 85°C, efficiency levels that are out of reach for other LED manufacturers. With a proprietary three-phosphor combination, Soraa says its Gen3 LED emits full-visible-spectrum light (all the colors of the rainbow, including violet), which excites optical brightening agents and perfectly renders whiteness as well as colours. Soraa will display its new full-visible-spectrum large lamp products at Strategies in Light in Santa Clara, California, from February 25th to 27th at booth #805. The firm will also be showcasing its products at Light + Building in Frankfurt, Germany. This will take place between March 30th and April 4th at booth #4.1 B55.  

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