(USA) – Series of lamps that emphasise health and well-being introduced to market.
As a continuation of its mission to innovate products that improve lives and lifestyles, Soraa, the leader in full-spectrum LED technology, is now introducing a completely blue-free LED lamp portfolio.
Soraa ‘Healthy’ products feature patented ZeroBlue technology, a breakthrough in LED colour science. With ZeroBlue, Soraa Healthy products emit a blue-free spectrum reducing melanopic lumens by ~40% compared to conventional LEDs – and without suffering from the yellow cast of other sleep-friendly LEDs.
Used in conjunction with Soraa’s violet LEDs, Soraa ‘Healthy’ products combine an engineered mix of green and red phosphors to produce a spectrum with a wide gap in the blue range, removing blue completely while retaining a high quality of light, resulting in vibrant, natural white light and colour rendering. Not dim light, not colour schemes, just healthy, blue-free light.
The sun emits blue light naturally in the morning, supporting productivity and alertness. As the day progresses, daylight naturally carries less and less blue, prompting the body to prepare for sleep. However, people are increasingly spending most of their waking hours indoors and under artificial light, running the risk of blue light overexposure during evening hours that can inhibit restful sleep. Soraa ‘Healthy’ lamps help the body better recognise that the day is ending, thus aiding the natural steps of a healthy sleep cycle.
“We know blue radiation wakes you up in the morning, getting you ready for the day, but it can be problematic at night as it interferes with our circadian rhythms and inhibits sleep – a common side effect of too much artificial blue light exposure,” said Soraa Chief Scientist Aurelien David, PhD.
“At Soraa, we believe light has a strong impact on our everyday life, and we cannot compromise the quality of light,” David said. “We developed blue-free products to provide a light source that is healthy at night and respectful of your sleep cycle without sacrificing colour quality.”
Lighting designers, architects and specifiers have traditionally been focused on the beauty that light brings to an environment. But increasingly, they are emphasising health and starting to carefully consider designing products where health and well-being are critical to the human experience.
Soraa ‘Healthy’ solutions now mean they have a broader range of lamps to support these scenarios. Residential spaces present a huge opportunity, but commercial applications, such as hotels and health care facilities, where prioritising wellness has the potential to enhance the guest experience, abound as well.
Soraa Co-Founder and Board Member Shuji Nakamura, who received a Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing efficient blue LEDs, advised the creation of Soraa ‘Healthy’ LED lamps. “We are entering a new era of healthy lighting options,” Nakamura said. “With the introduction of Soraa ‘Healthy’ products, a first of its kind, we’re now able to more directly and positively impact the support of proper circadian health. Soraa’s introduction of blue-free lamps will transform the way people think about light and the impact it has on our daily lives. Blue-free solutions are just the beginning as we continue to develop advanced, dynamic lighting solutions that most closely match light found only in nature.”