2013-02-19

Soraa Receives US DOE’s Lighting for GaN Substrates Development

Soraa has received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy for its outstanding work in the development of high-efficiency m-plane LEDs grown on low-defect density bulk GaN substrates. The company demonstrated a very high peak internal quantum efficiency (IQE of 88%), low efficiency droop (10% from 10Acm-2 to 100A.cm-2) and perfect wavelength stability (up to 200A.com-2) at a wavelength of 450nm LEDs. Soraa’s GaN on GaN LEDs handle more current and emit substantially more light (about ten times) per area of LED wafer material than the conventiona...
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2013-02-18

Soraa Makes New Record on GaN On GaN LEDs

Soraa has developed the next generation of its high external quantum efficiency GaN on GaN LEDs, which outperform the best-documented LED laboratory result by Nichia Chemical Co. at current densities of 100 A/cm2 and beyond as described in the paper, "White light emitting diodes with super-high luminous efficacy," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 354002). Soraa has published a paper on its ground breaking LEDs, entitled, "Bulk GaN based violet light-emitting diodes with high efficiency at very high current density" in Applied Physics Letters, ...
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2013-02-06

Soraa,Strategies Unlimited to Hold Lighting PlugFest at Strategies in Light

To remove barriers to the rapid adoption of LED lighting, Soraa will sponsor a Lighting PlugFest in conjunction with Strategies Unlimited at their annual Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California. Incompatibility between LED lamps and fixtures with existing control gear and dimmers designed for traditional light sources—incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent—is one of the biggest hurdles facing the lighting industry today. PlugFests are a mainstay for the IT and consumer electronics industries—Soraa is the first to adapt the practic...
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2013-01-23

North American Lighting Sector Calls for Energy Star to Address LED Lamp Light Quality

Recently, the lighting sector has urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program to address light quality, specifically color rendering, in its new lamp specification, in a bid to ensure the long-term success and widespread market adoption of LED lamps. In addition to Soraa, the California Lighting Technology Center; Drs. Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars; the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); Northeast Utilities Companies (NSTAR); and lighting designer Chip Israel as well as a num...
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2012-11-28

Soraa Partnerships with IESNYC to Hold Lighting Industry's First PlugFest

Soraa will sponsor the lighting industry's first PlugFest in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC) at their annual Control This! Event, to remove barriers to the rapid adoption of LED lighting.   IESNYC's Control This! 2012 is a daylong event expo and seminar series that will be held on December 5th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, and will showcase state-of-the-art lighting control systems and energy management systems.   "PlugFests are a mainstay of high tech ind...
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2012-11-15

IES 2012 Product Progress Report Selects Soraa’s GaN on GaN LED Vivid and Outdoor Lamps

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee has recognized Soraa’ s GaN-on-GaN LED MR16 Vivid and Outdoor lamps as providing important advancements in the science of light. An 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 i...
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2012-10-25

Soraa to Sell Its LED MR16 Lamps through Ushio

Soraa sets off marketing its ’s full spectrum GaN on GaNTM LED MR16 lamps through Ushio group companies and its subsidiaries in Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Europe, starting from November 1st. Ushio, the largest distributor of MR16 lamps in Japan, will sell Soraa’s LED MR16 lamps under the brand name Superline LED, a co-branded Ushio and Soraa product. A superior alternative to halogen MR16 lamps, Soraa’s LED MR16 lamps feature full spectrum light*; a CRI of 95* and R9 of 95*, (higher ...
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2012-08-31

Ushio Intends to Sell Soraa’s GaN-on-GaN LED MR16 Halogen Replacement Lamps in November

Ushio Inc of Tokyo, Japan has announced that in November it will start sales of Superline LEDs, a series of LED MR16 halogen replacement lamps from Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which develops solid-state lighting technology built on ‘GaN on GaN’ substrates. The Japanese company says that, as a series of next-generation LED halogen replacement lamps, Superline LED delivers not only the brightness of halogen lamps demanded by users, but also faithfully recreates the quality and properties of the light. The company plans to sell the produc...
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2012-08-09

Soraa Receives DOE Project for Bulk GaN Substrates Development

Soraa, dedicated in developing GaN solid-state lighting technology, has been selected by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to lead a project on bulk GaN substrates development. It’s the only ARPA-E funded LED substrate project. Soraa claims to be the only LED manufacturer in the world shipping products based on superior GaN on GaN LEDs. GaN on GaN LEDs are of particular interest because they have demonstrated much higher performance than traditional lighting technologies and thus offer the potential for major energy savings. ...
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2012-03-30

Soraa Lanches First 40W Halogen Equivalent LED MR16 for for High Performance Outdoor LED Lighting

Soraa has launched its OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp to instead of standard 40W MR16 halogen lamps. Soraa's OUTDOOR MR16 lamp line is designed and tested to operate in challenging environments, suitable for use in outdoor fixtures, or indoors in fully enclosed, recessed, or confined, non-ventilated track fixtures. It meets and exceeds the performance of halogen lamps, while saving 75% of the energy. The lamp, available in 2700K and 3000K correlated color temperatures, provides halogen-equivalent brightness and light quality without requiring a mechanical fan. ...
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2012-02-09

Soraa Introduces Disruptive LED 2.0 Technology

New Soraa LED MR16 Built on Breakthrough GaN on GaNTM Technology Is Superior to Halogen Soraa, the world’s leading developer of GaN on GaNTM – gallium nitride on gallium nitride – solid-state lighting technology, today announced the launch of its flagship product, the Soraa LED MR16 lamp. The new product is the first LED lamp to provide superior performance to a traditional halogen MR16. It is also the first LED lamp to provide halogen-equivalent brightness without requiring a mechanical fan and payback within months, not years. ...
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2011-07-01

US LED and Laser Developer Soraa Appointed New Global SVP

It’s said that US LED and laser developer Soraa has appointed former Neal Woods as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Woods, will be based at Soraa's Fremont, California. headquarters and have responsibility for all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain operations, quality functions, and worldwide operations planning. Woods has served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Hewlett-Packard's Imaging & Printing Group since 2008.  While at HP, Woods had ownership for IPG's entire supply chain with $30 billion i...
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2011-06-08

Three California LED Companies Receives DOE $4.2 million Awards

Three California companies including Soraa Inc. and Cree Inc., both in Goleta, along with Philips Lumileds Lighting Co. in San Jose have received $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the deployment of high-efficiency LED lighting.   Among the awards, Soraa will receive $678,000 to develop LEDs that generate more light with greater efficiency. Cree will be given $1.6 million to research high-output, warm-white LEDs. Philips, receiving almost $2 million, will investigate high-voltage, low-current LED designs. The DOE inves...
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2011-04-06

Soraa Purchased Three Plasma-Therm Systems for Wafer Fabrication Process

LED and laser technology company Soraa, has recently purchased three Plasma-Therm systems including a 790+ RIE, VERSALINE PECVD and VERSALINE ICP to provide plasma deposition and etch steps in it wafer fabrication process. Currently, the company is rapidly expanding its U.S. based manufacturing capacity in preparation for volume production.   ...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE