SMD LED Module

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Duo SMD LED Module on a printed circuit board. Size: 3 x 2.5 mm

An SMD LED Module (surface-mount device light-emitting diode module) is a type of LED module that uses surface-mount technology (SMT) to mount LED chips on printed circuit boards (PCB). It is a self-contained surface-mount LED device designed either to function on its own or to plug into a compatible unit.[1]

Other types of LED lighting that are not SMD are the newer and more powerful luminescence COB (chip on board) and MCOB (multi-COB), finally there are the older DIP LEDS, "Dual In Line Package", DIP LED providing only low luminescence.

Common modules[edit]

SMD LED Modules are described by the dimensions of the LED package, an identification system that is a hold over from the time when only monochrome SMD LEDs existed. Monochrome SMD LED modules are good for accent lighting, task lighting and the like and generally come in a bright white or warm white variants. However, the advent of multicolor SMD LEDs has made this system of module identification by its package size a bit confusing. It thus requires the end user to have more familiarity with the technology than is normally expected. For example, an SMD 5050 LED module is a very popular type on online shopping sites for use in flexible LED strips. Armed with only the understanding that the individual LED modules used on a "5050 strip" have package dimensions of 5.0mm x 5.0mm does not clue the buyer into the fact that most 5050s sold have 3 individual LEDs within that package, one each of red, green and blue. Paired with the proper LED controller, these SMD LED packages can form many colors by varying the brightness of the three individual LEDs enclosed within them.

Common types of SMD LED modules are 5050 SMD LED Module, 3528 SMD LED Module, 3020 SMD LED Module, 5630 SMD LED Module and the SMD 5730 LED Module.[2] The brightness may vary depending on the driving current, inversely affecting the device's lifespan.

SMD LED
(module)
Dimensions
(mm x mm)
Power

(watt)

Flux

(lumen)

CRI

(Ra)

Intensity

(candela)

Beam angle

(degree)

Heatsink

(yes/no)

Efficacy (min)

(lm/W)

Efficacy (max)

(lm/W)

Colors per

SMD Package

8520 8.5 x 2.0 0.5 & 1 55-60 80 110 120 Monochrome
7020 7.0 x 2.0 0.5 & 1 40-55 75-85 80 110 Monochrome
7014 7.0 x 1.4 0.5 & 1 35-50 70-80 70 100 Monochrome
5736 5.7 x 3.6 0.5 40-55 80 15-18 120 no 80 110
5733 5.7 x 3.3 0.5 35-50 80 15-18 120 no 70 100
5730 5.7 x 3.0 0.5 30-45 75 15-18 120 no 60 90
5630 5.6 x 3.0 0.5 30-45 70 18.4 120 no 60 90
5060 5.0 x 6.0 0.2 26 no 130 Mono OR RGB
5050 5.0 x 5.0 0.2 24 no 120 Mono or RGB
4014 4.0 x 1.4 0.2 22-32 75-85 110 160
3535 3.5 x 3.5 0.5 35-42 75-80 70 84
3528 3.5 x 2.8 0.06-0.08 4-8 60-70 3 120 no 70 100
3258 3.2 x 5.8
3030 3.0 x 3.0 0.9 110-120 120 130
3020 3.0 x 2.0 0.06 5.4 2.5 120 no 80 90
3014 3.0 x 1.4 0.1 9-12 75-85 2.1-3.5 120 yes 90 120
2835 2.8 x 3.5 0.2 14-25 75-85 8.4-9.1 120 yes 70 125
1206 1.2 x 0.6 3-6 55-60
1104 1.1 x 0.4
Comparison of SMD LED modules used on an LED strip light.[3]

Application[edit]

SMD LED modules are widely used, in LED lamps, for backlighting, home illumination, shop-windows, advertising, automobile interior lighting, Christmas lights, and numerous lighting applications.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMD-LED-Module-Definition what is a SMD LED Module
  2. ^ SMD-LED-Module-Dimensions 5050 SMD LED Module Dimensions" 2835 SMD LED Module
  3. ^ "What is the difference between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs - SMD 5050 SMD 3528". www.flexfireleds.com. Retrieved 2015-11-09.