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    Pioneering lamps using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN™), Soraa has made ordinary lighting extraordinarily brilliant and efficient.
  1. Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Shadow Wine Bar in Perth, Western Australia. The Shadow Wine Bar serves as a European dining oasis amidst the bustle of the busy Perth streets, providing patrons with a retreat for a leisurely drink, a pre-show meal or a late night supper. Working with the lighting designer and the owners at the Shadow Wine Bar, Lighting Options Australia recommended Soraa’s MR16 LED lamps plus a selection of the company’s SNAP System accessories to strike the right balance of light and shadow. Flexibility was a key element taken into consideration while lighting the space to accommodate the daily rearrangement of the dining tables. “The Shadow Wine Bar required a dark and theatrical ambiance,” said Ben Conick, Lighting Options Australia. “This project was a skillful play of shadow and light, brought together perfectly with Soraa LED spotlights and their narrow beams of light.” Lighting Options Australia used focused spotlighting on each table to create intimate pockets of light. Carefully aimed narrow beams ensure that the light does not spill over and impose on the intimacy of the spaces. For the unique mounting requirements of the massive steel structure, they used the versatile and high quality Soraa LED lamps within luminaires that were specifically designed and manufactured for the space, highlighting beam spots onto the large walls that were otherwise dark. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  2. Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at Berry Bros. & Rudd in London, U.K. As Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd have traded from the same shop since 1698. The company has a fascinating history that includes providing the wines on board the RMS Titanic, supplying wines to British royalty, spirits to smugglers running alcohol into Prohibition-era America, and even sheltering Napoleon III in the cellars beneath the shop. Improving the lighting of a historic building presents unique challenges. Mark Sutton Vane of Sutton Vane Associates wanted reliable, dimmable high quality LED lamps that could also fit into the existing tension wire system. The lighting had to be installed without touching the building, as the historic cellar could not be drilled into or disturbed. Sutton Vane Associates chose Soraa’s Flicker Free™ MR16 VIVID LED technology with specialty fixtures to illuminate the wines’ rich colours stored in the historic building. “The SORAA lamps shine down onto the tables displaying the wines of the cellar and create a wonderful atmosphere in this unique space. The table is where the wine is and thus is the most important part of the room,” said Mark Sutton Vane. “Using Soraa LED lamps reduced glare, ensuring that the new scheme does not feel gloomy and, being LED, is extremely energy-efficient.” Sutton Vane Associates also designed specially made fittings for the tops of the columns in the cellar. These specialist fittings uplight the brick vaults and downlight the columns, highlighting the architecture while the Soraa lamps on the tension wire system light the tables. “Previous lamps burned out often, creating obvious and bothersome dark spots and changing the lamps became cumbersome. The long life of Soraa LED lamps has helped us keep the environment vivid while dramatically reducing the need to replace LEDs,” said Sutton Vane. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  3. Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at the Dynasty Restaurant at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong. Showcasing authentic Cantonese cuisine, Dynasty, the award-winning Chinese restaurant in Wan Chai, creates a delightful destination for a unique dining experience. The dramatic dining hall has double height panoramic windows so patrons can experience stunning views of Victoria Harbour. The high walls and flood of natural light made lighting to create ambiance and enhance the experience a challenge. The Dynasty Restaurant worked with Koichi Tanaka, a lighting designer at LIGHTLINKS, who chose Soraa’s Flicker Free™ MR16 VIVID LED technology. The VIVID LED lamps illuminate the surfaces in the eight low-ceiling, private dining rooms to create an enjoyable ambiance and highlight the world-class food. Soraa’s Flicker Free MR16 LED lamps eliminate the problem of stroboscopic effect, or “invisible flicker”, which plagues other companies’ LEDs. “The irrefutable benefit of Soraa is that their VIVID LED lamps can render all surfaces, materials and items in true colour,” said Koichi Tanaka, CEO, LIGHTLINKS International Limited. “Soraa’s LEDs provide exceptional dimming capabilities and point source optics for uniform and high intensity beams. Our ability to control the beam allowed us to create an intimate atmosphere for each table in this grand space.” Like all of Soraa’s LED products, the MR16 LED lamps feature the company’s Violet-Emission 3-Phosphor (VP₃) LED technology, creating perfectly rendered colours and whites. Utilising every colour in the rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s VP₃ VIVID COLOR™ technology renders warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieves a colour-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. Soraa’s VP₃ NATURAL WHITE™ technology is achieved by engineering the violet emission to properly excite fluorescing brightening agents including natural objects like human eyes and teeth; as well as manufactured white materials such as clothing, paper and cosmetics. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  4. SORAA BRINGS BEAUTIFUL AND EFFICIENT LIGHTING TO THE WORLD'S OLDEST PUBLIC MUSEUM Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, is honored to now illuminate the show-cases at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England with its LED Optical Light Engines. The Ashmolean Museum has been a national treasure and U.K. institution for centuries. As the first public museum in the world, the Ashmolean Museum was opened in 1683, and displays art and artefacts from most of the world civilizations. The sight of the current building dates from 1845 and underwent a large renovation to introduce 39 new galleries in 2009. Soraa’s GaN on GaN™ LED with Violet-Emission 3-Phosphor (VP₃) LED technology renders the widest range of colours in the objects that we see, without ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) radiation that can fade or harm the artifacts. Utilising every colour in the rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s lamps render warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieve a colour rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. And unlike blue-based white LEDs without any violet emission, the company’s lamps have violet emissions to properly excite fluorescing brightening agents in natural objects. “As Shuji Nakamura, co-founder of Soraa, is the pioneer of the blue LED, it is fitting that there is now a collaboration between Soraa and Absolute Action, who were pioneers of fibre optic lighting. Both, in their way, distinctive specialists on a mission, renowned for the very best in quality and innovation, and well-respected on the international stage,” said Dawson-Tarr, Absolute Action. “It also chimes absolutely with our ethos of offering genuine reliability and longevity in all our products and services”. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  5. SORAA BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE AT DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its full visible spectrum LED lamps were installed at the Arts of the Ancient Middle East Gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit, Michigan. Soraa’s LED lamps now illuminate historic artifacts dated from approximately 3000 BCE and 600 CE that map the rise of writing, trade, religions, cities, and empires in the early civilizations of the Middle East. Lighting designer Marc Langlois, working with the museum’s curatorial and collections staff, conducted a detailed series of tests, calculations and small case studies on a variety of lamps and fixtures. The team opted for Soraa’s VIVID MR16 LED lamps to illuminate the ancient art and artifacts. The new LED lighting gives the space a more inviting, airy and contemporary feel that the DIA desired. The gallery’s beautiful architectural elements had been previously lost with the halogen lighting, but the new Soraa lighting improved the color rendering of the art and made the space itself an attraction for guests. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  6. SORAA'S PERFECT LIGHTING BRINGS SOPHISTICATION TO ELITE FITNESS CLUB Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Gravity Club, a premium, invitation-only fitness club in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. Gravity Club owners Fitness First, which is one of the largest fitness brands in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia, worked with Illuminate Lighting Design to create an atmosphere where lighting helps define the club’s sophisticated brand and style, and enhance the members’ experience. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  7. SORAA MODERNIZES LIGHTING AT ICONIC NICOLAS SURSOCK MUSEUM IN LEBANON Perfectly lighting a renowned modern and contemporary art museum, Soraa’s LED lamps now illuminate the Nicolas Sursock Museum in Beirut, Lebanon. Built in 1912 by aristocrat Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock, the villa was given to the city of Beirut as an art museum upon his death. The Sursock Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1961 with a mission to collect, preserve and exhibit local and international art. “Museums are living facilities that must constantly adapt to meet evolving needs. Soraa LED lamps definitely contribute to the Museum’s mission—and are better suited to meet the Museum’s needs of today and tomorrow,” said Majdi Hajjar, Lighting Designer and Illuminating Engineer with Aartill, in Baabda, Lebanon. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  8. SORAA PERFECTLY ILLUMINATES GLASS ART AT THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its full visible spectrum LED lamps were installed to illuminate the Sacramento-based Crocker Art Museum’s exhibition “Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection”. “When illuminating glass, color rendering is the most important element. You must have true, accurate colors to bring out the best in glass,” said Matthew Isble, Exhibit Designer and Chief Preparator for the Crocker Art Museum. “We wanted something in the 3000K range that would mimic sunlight. Soraa LED lamps perfectly light the art glass pieces, making them sing.” For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  9. SORAA'S LEDS BRING TWO MILLION YEARS OF HISTORY TO LIFE Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Western Australian Museum in Perth, Western Australia. Soraa’s exceptional LED technology illuminated the exhibit – A History of the World in 100 Objects, a collection of the British Museum. From the earliest tools made of humble stone to colourful Javanese shadow puppets, the objects in the exhibit provide an unwritten insight into human cultures across time, from two million years ago to the present. The challenge was to find the right lighting to accurately render colours and whiteness while meeting specific lighting guidelines to keep artefacts safe. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com
  10. SORAA LED LIGHTING ADDS TO PERFECT AUTHENTICITY OF SYDNEY'S SPICE ROOM Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaNTM LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the iconic Spice Room restaurant in Sydney, Australia. Located in the Circular Quay area of Sydney, the Spice Room restaurant’s design is inspired by a rail trackside Indian street scene. “The restaurant and cuisine are authentic Indian. The interior design is unique – with elements that remind our guests of a beautiful, historic Indian town and mansions,” said interior designer Jill Hoffenberg. “The Spice Room can be seen from a distance, and the high contrast and colour rendering achieved by Soraa LED lighting creates an air of interest and draws people to the restaurant” For more information on Soraa’s LED lighting products, please visit: www.soraa.com
  11. SORAA LEDS ILLUMINATE AWARD-WINNING COUTURE AT HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN LED technology, announced that its LED lamps illuminate some of the most recognized cinematic clothing on display at the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Visitors to Heritage Museums & Gardens’ CUT! Costume and the Cinema exhibit have the rare opportunity to see more than 40 original movie costumes, props and memorabilia up close. The exhibit, on display through October 2016, includes five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers and worn by stars including Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Maggie Smith. For more information on Soraa’s LED lighting products, please visit: www.soraa.com
  12. SORAA’S LED LIGHTING BRINGS CELEBRITIES TO LIFE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS Visitors can step into the spotlight with their favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. Wax figures of iconic celebrities, such as Jenifer Anniston and Anne Hathaway, are perfectly illuminated with LED lamps from Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN LED technology. For more information on Soraa’s LED lighting products, please visit: www.soraa.com
  13. SORAA PERFECTLY ILLUMINATES HISTORIC STATEN ISLAND MUSEUM Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the historic Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor in New York. A former dormitory for sailors built in 1879, the sustainably built Museum now has a modern, minimalist interior that is respectful and reminiscent of the building’s history. The interior renovation included a completely new structure, floor by floor, as well as the restoration of the building’s historic exterior. The renovated Greek Revival structure expands the Museum to over 22,000 square feet of useable space and meets the stringent environmental standards of the American Museum Association. For more information on Soraa’s LED lamps, please visit: www.soraa.com
  14. SORAA’S LED LIGHTING BRINGS ART TO LIFE IN HONG KONG HOTEL Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Hotel Stage in the heart of Kowloon, Hong Kong. More than just a hotel, the Hotel Stage serves as a quiet retreat amidst the energetic Yau Ma Tei neighborhood and a stage for local artists to showcase their work. Driven by this passion to showcase local art, the Hotel Stage required energy efficient lighting that could create a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in the hotel’s exceptional communal spaces, as well as accurately render colors of the creative artwork. The Hotel Stage worked with Koichi Tanaka, a lighting designer at LIGHTLINKS, who chose approximately two thousand of Soraa VIVID lamps to illuminate the distinct conversation areas and set off the art pieces. To complement the hotel’s minimalist design, artwork becomes the focus of guests’ attention with Soraa’s tightly controlled beam distribution. Soraa’s Point Source Optic technology, enabled by the company’s GaN on GaN™ LED, crisply illuminates any area with a single sharp shadow, providing unparalleled contrast and depth. “The undeniable benefit for using Soraa LED lamps is that we can render all materials with true color. This was of the upmost importance to us for both the hotel application and to accurately illuminate the artwork,” said Koichi Tanaka, CEO, LIGHTLINKS International Limited. Utilizing every color in the rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s lamps render warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieve a color-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. Plus, unlike blue-based white LEDs without any violet/ultra-violet emission, the company’s lamps have violet emission to properly excite fluorescing brightening agents in paper, textiles and paints. For more information on Soraa’s LED lamps, please visit: www.soraa.com
  15. SORAA LIGHTS AND PROTECTS RARE NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS AT BRINTON MUSEUM Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its full visible spectrum LED lamps have been installed in the new state-of-the-art Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building at The Brinton Museum. The company’s LED lamps were chosen to illuminate, protect and accurately render the colors of rare Native American artifacts exhibited in the $15 million 24,000 square-foot space, located in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. “We needed the right light to both illuminate the past and preserve the future. Soraa LEDs do that perfectly,” said Ken Schuster, Director & Chief Curator, The Brinton Museum. “The new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. building has changed the future of The Brinton Museum and these important pieces. While we always felt we were an important part of the arts community in Wyoming, we’ve taken a quantum leap forward and are now one of the most vibrant museums in the Rocky Mountain West.” For more information on Soraa’s LED lighting products, please visit: www.soraa.com