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Soraa Develops the World's Most Efficient LED; Begins Integration into Large Lamp Line

Press release date: February 24, 2014

GaN on GaN(TM) Gen3 LED Provides Unmatched Efficiency and Brightness, Full-Visible-Spectrum Color and Whiteness Rendering

FREMONT, Calif. -- Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology, announced today the world's most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market's first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps. Soraa's third generation (Gen3) GaN on GaN(TM) LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency, outperforming the nearest competitor by 20% at normal operating conditions. In just one year, Soraa has achieved a remarkable 30% increase in white lumen per watt (lm/W) efficiency over its prior generation LED, setting a pace of technology evolution unrivalled in the LED industry. Soraa's Gen3 LED will be available in the second quarter of this year in a variety of product offerings: modules, large form factor PAR and AR lamps, and MR16 lamps.

Soraa's full-visible-spectrum PAR30L lamp, powered by its Gen3 LED, will lead the market not only in light output, but also in color and whiteness rendering; at CRI-95 and R9-95 it will achieve center-beam intensity (CBCP) of 28,250cd at 8° beam angle, 10% higher than the CRI-85 offering of the nearest competitor. Soraa's large form factor lamps will feature all the signature elements of light quality that its customers are accustomed to: natural and accurate rendering of colors and whiteness, perfectly uniform beams of exceptionally high intensity, and clear single shadows.

"Soraa's Gen3 GaN on GaN(TM) LED package is a major milestone for the LED industry and a truly disruptive innovation. We have achieved a 30% lm/W efficiency improvement over our previous generation white LEDs, and what's amazing is that we expect to repeat these significant year-over-year performance gains in the future," said Jeff Parker, CEO of Soraa.

Soraa has brought a culture of innovation and rapid technology development to the LED lighting industry with its GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology. The company's Gen3 LED runs at 75% wall-plug-efficiency at a current density of 35A/cm(2) and a junction temperature of 85°C, efficiency levels that are out of reach for other LED manufacturers. Soraa leverages the properties of the native GaN substrate and a chip-on-board LED package design to create a very robust, single point source that enables excellent beam control. And with a proprietary three-phosphor combination, Soraa's Gen3 LED emits full-visible-spectrum light (all the colors of the rainbow, including violet), which excites optical brightening agents and perfectly renders whiteness as well as colors.

Soraa will display its new full-visible-spectrum large lamp products at Strategies in Light in Santa Clara, California (February 25-27, booth #805) and Light + Building in Frankfurt, Germany (March 30-April 4, booth# 4.1 B55).

For more information on Soraa's GaN on GaN(TM) LEDs and lamps, visit www.soraa.com.

About Soraa
Pioneering lamps using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN(TM)), Soraa has made ordinary lighting extraordinarily brilliant and efficient. Soraa's full spectrum GaN on GaN(TM) 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(TM) LEDs in the company's state-of-the-art facility. For additional information, please visit www.soraa.com and follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

Soraa Media Contact:
Andy Beck
Makovsky
abeck@makovsky.com
202-587-5634

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