Lighting has always been extremely important to both Jeff and I. It’s a passion for us.. When I really think about it, we have spent more time in choosing the lighting for our home more than any other detail. Lighting creates mood, ambiance and romance. It’s important for reading, working, and living. We have even made sure we have the perfect angles for the automatic lights outside that help the outdoor home security cameras to see whoever triggers them. As a result, once we moved into our new home a couple of years ago, we made a concerted effort to change every single light to LED lighting.
LED (Light-Emitting-Diodes) based lights are 80% more efficient than traditional lighting and last up to 5 times longer – truly amazing! We are always trying to shift our every day living to a more green/energy-efficient way of life.. for both the environment and our lives. LED lightbulbs play a huge role in this.
Recently, I was approached by Soraa, a company already well-known for lighting museums (LED’s produce less UV radiation which protects fragile art work – who knew?), hotels, and restaurants all over the world. Fun fact: Soraa provides the lighting for the Palace of Versailles… Love that. So you can imagine the excitement I felt when they invited me to help launch their new line of residential lightbulbs, Soraa HOME.
Soraa (which means SKY in Kanji) has two distinct lines in their new line of lightbulbs: Radiant and Healthy. Their main objective in producing their lights? To produce LED bulbs that mimic the sun and natural light as much as possible. Through my experience of working with Soraa, I have learned so much about lighting and now understand the importance of using the right kind of lighting for different purposes.
Soraa Radiant LED is specifically and uniquely designed with a full-spectrum technology. It’s a beautiful white light that allows every color to shine through as nature intended. Soraa puts it best when they say that their Radiant LED let’s ‘food pop, art looks more perfect and your home feels more alive”. By paying attention to the color gaps that other LED’s are known for, Soraa has eliminated the yellow or dull look that so many other LED bulbs emit.
image via Soraa
Because my home is painted, ‘all white’ this was huge for me. It’s important for me that that my spaces don’t appear yellow or dingy.. even worse, cold. As a matter of fact, prior to working with Soraa, I had tried just about every other bulb on the market. This has cost me a fortune. As soon as I made the switch to Soraa’s Radiant LED’s, we immediately noticed a difference in both the look and feel in our home. Everything seemed brighter, cleaner.
Other important perks that come with Soraa’s bulbs – they are dimmable, they don’t produce an annoying buzz like other LED lights, and they don’t cause headaches. Soraa Radiant made sure that their lights prevented the invisible flicker that many LED’s are known for causing headaches. This really captured my attention as my daughter and I are prone to getting headaches and migraines.
We plan to use the Soraa Radiant bulbs in all of our active living spaces.. the family room, office, living room and kitchen. Anywhere I can make the change. For this post I made the change in the family room and the living room. So far so good. :)
Lighting appears more bright and beautiful when using Soraa’s Radiant lightbulbs..
Soraa Healthy is the only LED light on the market that doesn’t inhibit sleep.. instead, it’s formulated to help you fall asleep easier. Soraa’s Healthy LED produces a natural white light with zero blue wavelengths. (Blue wavelengths make falling asleep more difficult, and can even inhibit melatonin production) The lighting from the Healthy line is a soft white that both Jeff and I love. Jeff was especially excited to try the Soraa Healthy lightbulbs because sleep is something he lives for. He wakes every morning at 5:30 AM so falling asleep quickly is very important to him.
Since making the change, Jeff really thinks the Healthy lightbulbs are making a difference. He seems to be falling asleep faster which is HUGE! As a result we plan to change all the remaining bulbs in the bedrooms to the Healthy LED. We take lighting and sleeping very seriously around here. ;)
The Soraa healthy bulbs are perfect for evening lighting.
Stay tuned for more updates as we use Soraa’s new home line of LED’s for a longer time period. For those interested in making the change to LED, you can purchase the same lightbulbs that I have, from Soraa’s website: here.
Click here to shop the Soraa Healthy bulbs, and click here to shop the Soraa Radiant bulbs.
Have you switched to LED yet? If so, have you noticed any changes in how they effect your life? Let me know in the comments below!
Once again, Soraa did reach out to me about helping them launch their new LED home line and I have to say that after giving everything a try, I’m honored. This is a company that truly understands lighting and loves highlighting all spaces in the best way possible. To learn more about Soraa and their different lighting click here.
This post is sponsored by Soraa – all opinions and thoughts are my own.