FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that its LED Optical Light Engine was named Light Source of the Year at the prestigious Lighting Design Awards 2015. On top of this outstanding achievement, both the AR111 LED with SNAP System and Constant Current MR16 LED lamps were “Highly Commended” in the same category. This recognition joins a host of other awards Soraa has received over the past 12 months including: LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards, Architectural SSL Magazine Product Innovation Awards (PIA), Red Dot Awards 2014, among others.
“To be shortlisted in one of these categories is an accomplishment in itself, so the fact that Soraa had not one, but three products shortlisted for ‘Light Source of the Year’ is a truly exceptional accomplishment,” said Nick Farraway, Senior VP International Sales and Marketing. “When the LED Optical Light Engine was announced the winner of the category, I was excited, but not surprised. 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.”
Hosted at the London Hilton on Park Lane, the Lighting Design Awards are recognized as one of the preeminent architectural lighting competitions in the lighting calendar. This year over 700 designers, architects and suppliers attended the black-tie event to celebrate the achievements and innovations made by the lighting design community. The panel of judges included 28 professionals from all points of the specification and supply chain including engineers, designers, specifiers, sales professionals and even journalists.
Providing fixture manufacturers access to Soraa’s full visible spectrum GaN on GaN™ LED technology, the Optical Light Engines bring brilliance to light. The small, low profile series of light engines feature an optical design that provides flawless beam definition, smooth beam edges and is customizable with the company’s SNAP System. Designed for seamless fixture integration, the Optical Light Engines are compatible with a wide variety of industry-standard LED drivers and perfect for use in enclosed, non-ventilated indoor and outdoor fixtures.
The Optical Light Engines are available in three sizes 11, 16, 30 (or 1.5”—37mm, 2”—50mm, and 4”—100mm diameters); lumen outputs of 500 or 1000 (in 95CRI); 9 and 10 degree, 25 degree, and 36 degree beam angles; 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K color temperatures; and with an optional heat sink.
To view the full list of winners from the Lighting Design Awards 2015, please click here. For more information on Soraa’s LED Optical Light Engine, as well as the company’s full line of MR16, PAR30, PAR38 and AR111 LED lamps, please visit: www.soraa.com.
Pioneering lamps using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN™), Soraa has made ordinary lighting extraordinarily 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 www.soraa.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.