Soraa, a Fremont, California-based company that produces GaN-on-GaN™
LED technology, launched a small, low profile series of light engines. The
light engines employ the company’s full visible spectrum GaN-on-GaN LED
technology. Soraa says that the light engines, which range from narrow spot to
flood can produce very high center beam candle power (CBCP). Soraa designed the
Optical Light Engines in standard form factors that the company claims allows
seamless integration with fixtures. The light engines are said to be compatible
with a wide variety of standard LED drivers, and they can be used in enclosed,
non-ventilated indoor and outdoor fixtures.
“Fixture manufacturers have been asking for a compact, powerful,
high-quality light engine and our full visible spectrum GaN-on-GaN LED
technology has delivered. With Soraa’s signature POINT SOURCE
OPTICS™, VP₃ VIVID COLOR™ and VP₃ NATURAL
WHITE™ technology imbedded in the engine, we have brought brilliance to
light,” said Susan Larson, VP of OEM Sales at Soraa.
“Fixture manufacturers everywhere now have a true source of design
Soraa’s POINT SOURCE OPTICS™ technology produces a uniform,
high-intensity beam within a very slim form factor. Narrow spot options with
beam angles of 10 degree or narrower come with a profile of just 16mm for 500
lumens, and 25mm for 1,000 lumens. The company says its optics technology also
enables a unique 9-degree ultra-narrow spot version that is as thin as 25mm.
Soraa’s LED light engines boast a color-rendering index of 95 and a deep red
(R9) rendering of 95. According to Soraa, the high color rendering and R9 are
the result of its Violet-Emission 3-Phosphor (VP₃) LED technology which
the company claims enables perfect rendering of whites and colors. The company
points out that its VP₃ VIVID COLOR™ employs every color in the
rainbow. Soraa asserts that deep red is lacking in its competitor’s light
engines and LEDs.
Furthermore, Soraa says, unlike white LEDs based on blue emitters that do
not emit violet light, the company’s VP₃ NATURAL WHITE™
emits violet light to “properly excite fluorescing brightening agents
including natural objects like human eyes and teeth; as well as manufactured
white materials such as clothing, paper and cosmetics.”
Soraa’s new Optical Light Engines are available in three sizes 11, 16,
30 (1.5”—37mm, 2”—50mm, and 4”—100mm
diameters respectively). They come with lumen outputs of 500 or 1000 (in 95CRI)
and have beam angles of 9 and 10 degrees, 25 degrees, and 36 degrees. Their
color temperature options include 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K, and they can
come with an optional heat sink. Additionally, Soraa’s narrow spot beam light
engines work with the company’s magnetic accessory SNAP System, which allows
alteration of beam shapes and modification of color temperatures.
Soraa plans to showcase these new Optical Light Engines and its full line of
AR111, MR16, PAR30, and PAR38 LED lamps at Strategies in Light, February 24-28
in Las Vegas and again at LEDucation, March 5-6 in New York, New York.