Color Consistency─ One of the Challenges for Solid-State Lighting

When discussing the properties of LEDs, the word ‘color’ immediately comes to our minds; and there are so many facets to our perception of color! An important one is color consistency, which is really a blanket qualifier for a variety of phenomena. Today, I will discuss color consistency at the level of the LED component (i.e. the white emitter including an LED die and phosphors). Keep in mind, though, that this is only part of the story, and eventually the system-level behavior is what matters.
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New Research Proves Whiteness and Color Rendering Has a Strong Effect on LED Lamp Preference

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today new psychophysical research proving that whiteness and color rendering have a strong effect on the perception of energy-efficient LED lighting. The study was approved by an Institutional Review Board and led by Kevin Houser at Penn State University.
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SORAA: Blinded by Lumens

SORAA Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Krames sheds light on U.S. Department of Energy’s latest MR 16 CALiPER report and the impact of lumens on lighting.
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SORAA Snap System™ Wins Red Dot Design Award

SORAA, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that its SNAP System™ has received the coveted Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. The 40-person jury featured renowned specialists tasked with selecting products that excel in design innovation, functionality and ecological compatibility.
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Soraa Unveils 230V GU10 and 100V E11 Versions of its SORAA SNAP System

Soraa, a leader in GaN on GaN LED technology, unveiled 230V GU10 and 100V E11 versions of its SORAA SNAP System - the first magnetic-attach LED lamp and accessory system for lighting. Coupling its recently announced high output SORAA PREMIUM 2 or VIVID 2 LED MR16 10° lamp with a breakthrough prismatic lens and an innovative array of magnetic filter and lens attachments, the system allows users to customize the light directly on lamps, rather than on fixtures, opening up a new and exciting world of design possibilities for lighting. &q...
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Soraa Releases World’s Highest Output, Full Visible Spectrum, Ultra-Efficient LED MR16 Lamps

Soraa has announced its new perfect spectrum 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 Soraa’s recently announced world-record performance GaN on GaN™ LEDs, the new SORAA LED MR16 lamps deliver the industry’s highest light output, while rendering vivid colors, richer reds and whiter whites, transforming ordinary lighting in any space into extraordi...
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SORAA LED MR16 Lamp Receives Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award

Soraa has received a Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural SSL Magazine for its SORAA OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp. Suitable for use in outdoor fixtures, or indoors in enclosed recessed or small non-ventilated track fixtures, Soraa’s lamp is the ideal LED choice for replacing 35-Watt halogen MR16 lamps in diverse applications. “The SORAA OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp has a stunning visual impact on my projects and the lamp itself sheds heat elegantly, a rare quality in outdoor LED lighting,” said Janet Lennox Moye...
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SORAA VIVID LED MR16 Lamp Receives Coveted Red Dot Award

Soraa has received the prestigious “red dot award: product design 2013” for its full-visible-spectrum SORAA VIVID LED MR16 lamp. The red dot is the international prize for high design quality. The competition’s jury only awards the sought-after seal of excellence to products that set themselves apart significantly from comparable products in design innovation, functionality and ecological compatibility. “It’s an honor for us that the global design community has recognized the seamless interplay of form and function in the design of our S...
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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE