Soraa LED lamps selected for 2012 IES Progress Reports

Nov. 13, 2012
Date Announced: 13 Nov 2012 Fremont, Calif. – Soraa’s perfect spectrum GaN on GaNTM LED MR16 Vivid and Outdoor lamps have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee as providing important advancements in the science of light. The accepted products are part of the 2012 IES Progress Report, which presents significant developments and improvements in the lighting industry over the past year. “We are very pleased that our GaN on GaNTM LED Vivid and Outdoor MR16 lamps have been recognized by the IES Progress Committee for their outstanding quality and performance,” said Eric Kim, CEO of Soraa.A superior alternative to halogen 50W MR16 lamps, Soraa’s Vivid LED MR16 lamps feature full spectrum light; a CRI of 95 and R9 of 95 (higher than most halogen lamps); produce no UV or IR; last up to 10 times as long; use 75% less energy; run cooler; produce a much more consistent and efficient beam; and are compatible with existing lamp fixtures and lighting infrastructure. The Vivid lamp is the perfect choice for demanding display applications in museums, galleries, designer retail, and premier hotels and resorts.Soraa’s Outdoor LED MR16 lamps are specifically designed and tested to operate in difficult environments. Suitable for use in outdoor fixtures, or indoors in enclosed recessed or small non-ventilated track fixtures, Outdoor lamp is the ideal LED choice for diverse applications where lamp reliability and quality of light are as important as saving energy. Designed to replace standard 40W MR16 halogen lamps, the Soraa lamp meets and exceeds the performance of halogen lamps, while saving 75% of the energy. The Progress Report submittals, which consist of new products, applications, research, design tools, and publications, are reviewed by the IES Progress Committee, who is responsible for monitoring developments in the art and science of lighting worldwide. The committee is made up of lighting industry professionals who possess expertise in varied areas within the field. Each submittal goes through a comprehensive judging process and is evaluated for uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry.For additional information on Soraa’s inclusions in the 2011 IES Progress Report, visit For more information on Soraa’s Vivid and Outdoor lamp lines, visit About SoraaPioneering lamps using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN™), Soraa has made ordinary lighting extraordinarily vibrant, brilliant, and efficient. Soraa’s full spectrum GaN on GaN™ LED lamps have superior color rendering and beam characteristics compared to lamps using LEDs created from non-native substrates. Founded in 2008, Soraa is located in Fremont California, where it manufactures its GaN on GaN™ LEDs in the company’s state-of-the-art facility. For additional information, please visit

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