Removing barriers to the widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa announced its SORAA VIVID 2 and PREMIUM 2 LED MR16 lamp lines—the first ultra-efficient replacements for 65-watt and 75-watt halogen lamps, available for both 12V and line voltages. A technological breakthrough made possible by gallium-nitride on gallium-nitride (GaN on GaN) LEDs, the new SORAA LED MR16 lamps deliver high light output while rendering vivid colors, richer reds and whiter whites, transforming ordinary lighting in any space into vibrant, brilliant and energy-efficient lighting.
The SORAA VIVID 2 and PREMIUM 2 lamps’ GaN on GaN LED technology leverages the 1000x lower crystal defect density advantage of the native substrate, thus emitting substantially more light and allowing reliable operation at much higher temperatures. This enables a very simple and robust MR16 lamp design that uses a single LED light source and a simple heatsink, while producing 65W to 75W halogen equivalent light output and operating reliably at lamp temperatures of up to 120 C, a requirement for use in the most constrained fixtures.
The SORAA VIVID 2 LED MR16 lamp has a CRI of 95 and R9 of 95 and is available in a complete suite of beam angles, color temperatures and lumen outputs; the SORAA PREMIUM 2 LED MR16 lamp has a CRI of 80 and is available in multiple beam angles and color temperatures. Both MR16 lamps will soon be available for line voltage fixtures. The 100V E11 lamp will be available in May 2013 through Soraa’s Japanese distribution partner Ushio. The 120V GU10 lamp for the U.S. market will be available in July 2013, followed by the 230V GU10 lamp for international markets in September 2013. The 120V E26 lamp for PAR lamp fixtures will be available in the 4th quarter of 2014.