Soraa, a manufacturer of gallium-nitride on gallium-nitride (GaN on GaN) LED technology, has unveiled the SORAA SNAP System—a magnetic-attach LED lamp and accessory system for lighting. Coupling its recently announced high output SORAA PREMIUM 2 or VIVID 2 LED MR16 10° lamp with a breakthrough prismatic lens and an innovative array of magnetic filter and lens attachments, the system allows users to customize the light directly on lamps, rather than on fixtures, opening up a new and exciting world of design possibilities for lighting.
Accessories are an important tool in lighting designers’ palettes as they allow designers to configure and fine-tune lighting scenes with dedicated light distributions and colors. They also give designers the flexibility to optimize a design on site, with any lamp beam spread. But until now, using these accessories 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.
With the SORAA SNAP System, the company has radically transformed the experience and economics of using accessories. Due to its bright, single LED light source made possible by Soraa’s proprietary GaN on GaN LED technology, and breakthrough prismatic optic, the SORAA LED MR16 10° lamp can accept a magnet in the center of the lens without any major effect on light output. This in turn, enables a simple attachment mechanism that can accept all kinds of accessories. Also, the relatively low operating temperature of the Soraa lamp allows the use of new accessory materials, such as advanced polymer films. Examples of typical accessories include: beam spreads such as 25°, 36°, 60°; hex-louvers and snoots to reduce glare; grates to create linear light patterns; filters for color temperature shifting and color tint effects. In addition, Soraa will also deliver a series of never-before-possible beam distributions such as flat tops with even illumination for specialty markets.
With the SORAA SNAP System, the company continues its groundbreaking innovative design in LED lighting products. With its elegant simplicity, dramatically smaller and lighter material footprint, and unlimited possibilities for future expansion into many types of lamp/fixture solutions, the system is another example of Soraa’s leadership in transforming ordinary lighting into extraordinary lighting.