Soraa MR16 and PAR30 LED Lamps Shine in New Museum Projects

By: Portia Higgins Wednesday July 20, 2016 comments

Soraa has announced two new museum products in which the company's LED retrofit lamps were utilized to improve viewing of exhibits and slash energy usage. Madame Tussauds in San Francisco, CA turned to GU10 LED lamps, line voltage lamps in the MR16 form factor, to light more than 100 wax figures including actors, politicians, and other celebrities. In Snug Harbor, NY, the Staten Island Museum used Soraa PAR30 lamps to present the historic exhibits in a manner that optimizes the viewing experience for visitors.

Soraa has focused its solid-state lighting (SSL) efforts on applications where light and color quality trump absolute maximum energy efficiency. Examples include museum, high-end retail, and hospitality lighting. The company makes its own LEDs using a homogenous gallium-nitride-on-gallium nitride (GaN-on-GaN) manufacturing process that yields better current density and more light out of a smaller die. Moreover, the company's so-called Violet-Emission 3-Phosphor (VP₃) technologycombines a violet emitter and a mix of three phosphors that yields high scores in general CRI or Ra of 95, and also a score of 95 for the saturated red R9 color sample.

LED lamps illuminate stars' likenessess at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. (Source: Curtis Myers Photography.)" src="http://www.ledsmagazine.com/content/dam/leds/onlinearticles/2016/07/ledssoraatussaudnews071916.jpg" alt="Soraa MR16 GU10 LED lamps illuminate stars' likenessess at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. (Source: Curtis Myers Photography.)">

Soraa MR16 GU10 LED lamps illuminate stars' likenessess at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. (Source: Curtis Myers Photography.)

The tradeoff for Soraa is more expensive wafers, a more expensive manufacturing process, and efficacy that trails mainstream phosphor-converted white LEDs. But in many applications, the color quality wins out as being more important. For example, we recently covered a story where Soraa lamps were used to light some historic caverns in Germany.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2016/07/soraa-mr16-and-par30-led-lamps-shine-in-new-museum-projects.html 

Published on:July 19, 2016

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