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Soraa's LEDs Light Up London's Yauatcha CIty Restaurant

LED downlights used to highlight architectural details and create drama

Soraa, a maker of GaN on GaN LED technology, has announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the new Yauatcha City restaurant in London's Broadgate Circle. Officially open the summer of 2015, Yauatcha City is a contemporary dim sum teahouse that is lit to create both a sense of drama and intimacy for the restaurant patrons.

Paul Nulty Lighting Design (PNLD) chose Soraa LED lamps because of their ability to deliver accurate rendering of colours and whiteness. Soraa LEDs create a dramatic lighting environment that is consistent with Yauatcha City's identity and characteristics. The restaurant's architectural details include bespoke bone white china pendants that use Soraa lights to illuminate each seat individually. Soraa downlight LEDs create the drama in the restaurant's starlit ceiling and illuminate a blue glass balustrade.

"Lighting is a critical element for enhancing the Yauatcha City brand and patron experience. We chose Soraa lamps because of their specialty illumination quality, functionality and versatility," said Claire Hamill, senior designer for Paul Nulty Lighting Design. "Soraa's unique technology casts more light from a smaller source and renders truer colours, which helped us create a unique atmosphere, while maintaining a level of intimacy for diners."

Soraa's GaN on GaN LED technology allows its LEDs to operate at currents that are more than five times higher than LEDs built on other materials. This means a lot of light comes from a very small source, resulting in a narrow beam of light from one source. This elegant LED design provides crisp object definition with a single shadow, according to the company.

"With the restaurant's unique shape and exclusive location in London's recently redeveloped culinary destination, Broadgate Circle, Yauatcha City is unlike any of the other restaurants. Lighting is always a critical element in our restaurants and Soraa LED bulbs with their GaN on GaN technology provide us the best balance of colour consistency, environmental consideration and product longevity," said Bruno Veninga, Head of Architecture and Interiors at Hakkasan Group, which owns Yauatcha City restaurant.



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