FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaNTM LED technology,
announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at historic M.S.
Rau Antiques located in the French Quarter of New Orleans,
Louisiana. With 25,000 square feet, M.S. Rau Antiques is one of the
largest premier fine arts and antiques galleries in the world.
Recently, the gallery hosted a special exhibition exploring the best of
Napoléonic art and design. The exhibition revealed how Napoléon
Bonaparte effectively used art and design to cultivate an image of power
and offered an intriguing glimpse in the intimate life and ultimate
legacy of the soldier, statesman and ruler.
After vigorous testing and research into options for the lighting
retrofit, Mead Jones, the lighting specialist at M.S. Rau Antiques,
Flicker FreeTM MR16 lamps with VIVID LED technology to
illuminate the Napoléonic art and design exhibition, as well as future
exhibitions. Soraa’s uniform controlled light source has the consistent
accurate color rendering needed for the exhibition’s objects, including
fine art, furniture, books and accessories. Soraa’s LED lamps also
provided the beam control for ambient and atmospheric design that M. S.
“Customers spend more time in an environment that is comfortable and
inviting. Soraa’s LED technology controls glare and renders the natural
color of the objects, creating a welcoming space for customers to
visit,” said Mead. “Peerless for brightness, color rendering and spill
control, Soraa is the exception for LED lighting in the market today and
a great fit for M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans.”
In addition to creating a more controlled and inviting atmosphere for
the gallery, the lighting upgrade for M.S. Rau Antiques was eligible for
an EnergySmart grant. With a complete switchover from the quartz halogen
lamps to Soraa lamps, the gallery expects to save nearly $20,000 in
annual energy costs.
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 colors and whites. Utilizing every color in the
rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s VP₃ VIVID COLOR™
technology renders warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieves a
color-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, including paper and natural objects like human eyes and teeth.
For more information on Soraa’s VIVID LED lamps, please visit: www.soraa.com.
Photo Courtesy of M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans
Pioneering lamps using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates
(GaN on GaN™), Soraa has made ordinary lighting extraordinarily
brilliant and efficient. Soraa’s full spectrum GaN on GaN™ 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™
LEDs in the company’s state-of-the-art facility. For additional
information, please visit www.soraa.com
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