by Brianna Crandall — January 18, 2017 — Soraa, an innovator of “GaN on GaN” (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) light-emitting diode (LED) technology, announced last week that it is the first company to have a complete line of LED lamps from MR16s to PARs certified to JA8-2016-E under California’s new Title 24 lighting standard. Beginning January 1, 2017, all permitted new and retrofit construction projects now require JA8-2016-E certified lamps.
To qualify for California’s new lighting standard, LED lamps need to have a color rendering index (CRI) of 90+ and a deep red (R9) rendering greater than 50. In addition, they must feature less than 30% stroboscopic flicker, and must dim below 10% and the color point must be very consistent from lamp to lamp, within a 3McA ellipse.
Soraa says that its LED lamps meet and exceed the JA8-2016-E certification requirements: they render colors beautifully and accurately with a CRI of 95 and R9 of 95; have 3McA color consistency; dim as low as 1%; and feature drivers with very low flicker.
A full list of Soraa’s certified JA8-2016-E compliant LED lamps is on the California Energy Commission Web site by selecting “Soraa VIVID” under the Brand tab. For more information on Soraa’s LED lighting products, visit the company’s Web site.