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PCBMay is a professional LED PCB manufacturer in China with over 12 years of experience, we could offer many different kinds of LED PCBs for you.

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PCBMay: Your Reliable LED PCB Supplier in China

PCBMay is your best-LED PCB fabricator which is located in Shenzhen, China. We offer you high-quality with a guaranteed competitive price, we also offer you a better solution for your LED lighting design.

There are over 500 workers in our workshop and the monthly capacity is 40,000 square meters, so you don’t worry about our quality and delivery time. We could reach your requirement even in the peak season.

We assure you to meet every detailed requirement of the Gerber file, if there is any design issue, we will inform you immediately via email prior to starting the manufacturing.

LED PCB is one of PCBMay’s key products. You can rely on our qualified engineers to design LED PCB products especially for you.

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LED PCB Series

Led Strip PCB

LED strip PCB is a simple board, now led strip light PCB has many kinds, double layer PCB, single layer PCB, rolled copper foil, plating copper. The best double layer PCB can bear a large current, very good heat dissipation, and has high stable quality.

Medical LED PCB

There are 4 branches in medical LED lighting application: room illumination, surgical lighting, light therapy and UV disinfection&sterilization. High CRI and glare-free light environment is paramount for the staff to faciliate medical care for the patient.

Automotive LED PCB

Automotive LED PCB design needs very accurate tolerance because it’s related to safety. These items for the automotive industry require high reliability at a highly competitive rate. The sector consists of passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers, sub-assemblies.

Indoor LED PCB

LED light circuit boards are very popular. Our company has been producing PCBs for indoor LED since 2008, which is well ahead of most competitors. With this head start, we can very much assist with design and have helped many companies gain a significant lead over their competition.

Outdoor LED PCB

Outdoor lights are sold very well. This product plays a very important and indispensable role because luminous LED lights can be incorporated into  lighting applications. Other advantages are due to their combination of excellent energy efficiency, low cost, and lastly, maximum design flexibility.

Landscape LED PCB

Most landscape LEDs are made of solar panels, the LED industry utilizes breakthrough technology opening a vast array of new products that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Technology is advanced now with LED. The majority of LED PCBs we produce include some form of aluminum PCBs and FR4 boards.

LED PCB By Materials (5)

  • Aluminum LED PCB

    A thin layer of conductive dielectric material is used for aluminum LED PCBs. Aluminum is used because it is a thermally conductive material. Aluminum Clad PCB is another name for Aluminum PCB.

  • AlN LED PCB

    Silicone substrates are comparable to AlN LED PCBs. In fact, sometimes, AlN and Aluminum PCB are used synonymously. Both have low thermal coefficient, making them ideal for both DC and RF applications.

  • Aluminium Nitride Substrate LED PCB

    Aluminium Nitride Substrate LED PCB: Because of its high thermal conductivity  at 170 W/mK It’s currently the best ceramic substrate material available.

  • Metal Core LED PCB

    Metal Core LED PCBs are developed to provide high-power output. Some clients prefer it over the regular Aluminum PCB. With some customized ones, the package is small enough to be compact.

  • FR-4 LED PCB

    The FR-4 LED PCB is made of FR4. The FR4 is the most cost-effective material for most PCBs. Even if this materials has limitations when it comes to high-frequency, it’s still the preferred PCB core material.

LED PCB By Types (5)

  • LED Chaser PCB

    To outfit strings of lights, we have available for you the Led Chaser PCB. Commercially, these types of products are popularly used in lighting store fronts and signages.

  • LED Strip PCB 2

    The LED Strip PCB’s widespread use led to its mass production. There is a long LED strip possible. Flexible LED strip is gaining popularity in current lighting design all around the world.

  • LED Driver PCB

    This LED Driver is required because LED lights demand a continuous flow of electrical current at all times. Our item is both powerful and adaptable. Its power supply is self-contained.

  • Led Lighting Module PCB

    A LED Lighting Module PCB is used to illuminate acrylic signage. These are available for accent lighting in various settings, sometimes indoor, but also outdoor usage.

  • Flexible LED PCB

    We create Flexible LED PCBs for a variety of difficult apparatuses. You can customize. We can build head-mounted bike lamps and safety goods for your wearable lighting products.

LED PCB by Shape & Size (5)

  • Long LED PCB

    Because of its widespread use, the LED Strip PCB has now become mass produced. because there are very long versions of these available, they are sometimes called extra-long LED strips.

  • Large LED PCB

    The whole size of the product, not simply the length, is the focus of a Large LED PCB. It is very critical to pay attention to the raw material’s exact thickness when working with large PCBs like these.

  • Small LED PCB

    Small LED PCBs can be made to equip miniaturized indicator lamps, wearable devices, and other small items. These small items can even be in household items or specialized clothing accessories.

  • Round LED PCB

    The most popular version of this Round LED PCB is in its usage for high power lighting products. Some of these round-shaped LED are used for customized neon lights, street lights, and even wearable small devices, etc.

  • Customized LED PCB

    We can produce Customized LED PCBs for any other unusual sizes or shapes of LED goods. It everything comes down to your imagination since we are a seasoned LED PCB manufacturer.

LED PCB Advantages

Fast Delivery Time
Fast Delivery Time
PCBMay can produce the prototype PCBs within 24hour after confirming the engineering questions. Don't hesitate to contact us.
Quality Control
Quality Control
PCBMay follows the IPC Class 2 or Class 3 quality control. There're IQC, IPQC, QPC, FQC, OQC, and provide high-quality products for customers.
Good Communication
Good Communication
PCBMay has one professional team to support our customers and no language barrier & 7*24h communication service.
Laboratory Test
Laboratory Test
PCBMay does a lot of tests during production, such as E-test, function test, and laboratory test, also provide micro-section for each shipment.

PCBMay LED PCB Properties

Our LED manufacturing capacity is able to give you the following specs:

Board thickness: 0.8/1.0/1.2/1.6mm

Copper Weight: 18um/35um/70um

Surface finish: HASL/ Lead-free HASL

Thermal Conductivity: 1W/2W/3W

Soldermask Color: Typically white, for aesthetic purposes

In addition, for your LED light product, we can provide Complete Knocked Down (CKD) or Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) housing kits.

LED PCB Properties
PCBMay LED PCB Production

PCBMay LED PCB Production

PCBMay offers the advanced equipment necessary to make high-quality LED PCBs. We used innovative manufacturing procedures that we learned through advanced research.

We make our LED PCBs using the most advanced PCB machines. All our product lines go through quality assurance protocols, which pass ISO standards. We rigorously follow the steps of PCB manufacture from beginning to the end, with safety in mind.

PCBMay invests a substantial amount of money to establish production methods that meet the expectations of our clients since we emphasize LED PCB quality.

PCBMay is a Leading LED PCB Manufacturer for You

As a leading LED PCB supplier in China, PCBMay has brought many high-tech types of equipment from home and abroad. In order to produce long-size LED PCB, we have imported Vertical Continuous Plating(VCP) lines and larger automotive E-test machines.

We could offer LED PCBs with different applications like LED strip lighting, automotive, medical device, aerospace, military, and consumer products.

If you want to find a LED PCB supplier for your business, PCBMay is your best choice.

PCBMay production LED PCB

Why Choose PCBMay for Your LED PCB Projects?

Why Choose PCBMay for Your LED PCB Projects 1
Why Choose PCBMay for Your LED 2

PCBMay is the trusted LED PCB manufacturer in China. For over 12 years in this industry, we could ensure you have satisfaction with our products since we have plenty of experience in manufacturing.

LED lighting products are very popular and could save energy on our earth. LED PCB is the motherboard of lighting products, PCBMay could help you to produce LED PCB and also solve all design issues for you.

As an ISO 9001 certificated factory, PCBMay strictly controls the quality of products and provides customers’ high-quality LED PCBs. We also make sure to deliver the product within the scheduled delivery time.

PCBMay assures the perfect product to our customers since we use our latest machinery equipment.

If you are looking for a LED PCB supplier for your business purpose or your DIY project, PCBMay is your best manufacturer and supplier for that.

For further questions or any inquiries with regards to LED PCBs, please message us to get a quick response from us.

LED PCB Fabrication

LED PCB Fabrication

PCBMay has over ten years of experience in the PCB manufacturing sector.

We have perfected LED PCB manufacture in this length of time.

The construction of the LED PCB was influenced by the necessity for high temperature endurance.

PCBMay can supply this product to you in bulk because we have enough Aluminum material on hand.

LED PCB Testing

Our LED PCB is made using sophisticated manufacturing technology.

LED PCB testing is fully certified by ISO and UL.

To ensure the highest quality LED PCB, we employ automated inspection and various testing methods.

For instance, we use X-ray tests, functional tests, the esteemed AOI test, as well as the Flying Probe Test.

LED PCB Applications

LED PCB for Wireless Applications

We can produce LEDs for wireless applications. This sort of PCB is classified as a high-definition PCB. As a result, we are very stringent about QC.

LED PCB for Lighting Applications

The most popular use of LED is for lighting applications. High power LED lights are the most frequent ordered item.

LED PCB for Automotive Applications

PCBMay continues to market LED PCBs for cars, which are just as popular as smartphones. There is a lot of demand for them.

LED PCB for Commercial Applications

LED PCB for Commercial Applications is popular due to its better efficiency and lifespan. It is also eco-friendly.

LED PCB for Medical Applications

Surgical light and phototherapy in wound healing are two examples of LED PCB for medical applications.

LED PCB Production Details As Following Up

ItemCapability
Layer Count1-40layers
Base MaterialKBShengyiShengyiSF305FR408FR408HRIS410FR406GETEK370HRIT180ARogers4350BRogers4000PTFE Laminates(Rogers seriesTaconic seriesArlon seriesNelco series)Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
Board TypeBackplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
Board Thickness0.2-5.0mm
Copper ThicknessMin. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
PTH Wall25um(1mil)
Maximum Board Size1100*500mm(43”*19”)
Min laser drilling size4mil
Min. Spacing/Tracing2.7mil/2.7mil
Solder MaskGreen, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Purple matte/glossy
Surface TreatmentFlash gold(electroplated gold)ENIGHard goldFlash goldHASL Lead-free OSPENEPIGSoft goldImmersion silverImmersion TinENIG+OSP, ENIG+Gold finger, Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger, Immersion silver+Gold finger, Immersion Tin+Gold finger.
Min. Annular Ring3mil
Aspect ratio10:1(HASL Lead-free HASL LeadENIGImmersion TinImmersion silverENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Impedance control±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)
Other TechniquesBlind/Buried Via
Gold Fingers
Press Fit
Via in Pad
Electrical Test

Here there’re many laminate material datasheets, they’re useful and helpful for you, please see them:

SUPPLIERPCB LAMINATETYPEMATERIAL DATASHEETTGTDDK(1MHZ)DK(1GHZ)DK(10GHZ)
KBKB-6160FR4DOWNLOAD1353054.35
KB-6160AFR4DOWNLOAD1353054.35
KB-6160CFR4DOWNLOAD1353144.7
KB-6150
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KB-6164FR4DOWNLOAD1423304.8
KB-6164FFR4DOWNLOAD1453404.8
KB-6165FFR4DOWNLOAD1503464.8
KB-6167FFR4DOWNLOAD1703494.8
SHENGYIS1141FR4DOWNLOAD1353104.6
S1141KFFR4DOWNLOAD1403504.7
S1000FR4DOWNLOAD1553354.9
S1170FR4DOWNLOAD1703354.6
S1000-2FR4DOWNLOAD1703354.8
S1155FR4DOWNLOAD1353704.7
ITEQIT-158FR4DOWNLOAD1503404.6-4.8
IT-180FR4DOWNLOAD1803504.5-4.7
TUCTU-768FR4DOWNLOAD1803504.3-4.44.3
TU-872Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD2003403.8-4.03.8
ROGERSRO 3003Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD5003
RO 3010Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD50010.2
RO 4003Hydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2804253.38
RO 4350BHydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2803903.48
RT/duroid 5880PTFE/GlassDOWNLOAD5002.2
ISOLAPolyclad 370HRFR4DOWNLOAD1703404.8-5.1
FR406-HRFR4DOWNLOAD1903253.913.863.81
FR408-HRFR4DOWNLOAD2003603.723.693.65
P96PolyimideDOWNLOAD2604163.783.73
HitachiMCL-BE- 67GModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD1403404.94.4
MCL-E-679FFR4DOWNLOAD1703504.2-4.44.3-4.5
MCL-LX-67YSpecial LaminateDOWNLOAD185-195325-3453.4-3.6
NelcoN4000-13Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403653.73.6
N4000-13EPModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13EP SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
TaconicTLX-6PTFEDOWNLOAD2.65
TLX-7PTFEDOWNLOAD2.6
TLX-8PTFEDOWNLOAD2.55
TLX-9PTFEDOWNLOAD2.45
RF35PTFEDOWNLOAD<3153.53.5
TLC-27PTFEDOWNLOAD2.75
TLC-30PTFEDOWNLOAD3
TLC-32PTFEDOWNLOAD3.2
ArlonArlon 25NCerDOWNLOAD2603.38
Arlon 25FRCerDOWNLOAD2603.58
Arlon 33NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503534
Arlon 35NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503634.2
Arlon 85NPolymideDOWNLOAD2503874.2
StablcorST325DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
ST10DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
PanasonicR-1566WFR4DOWNLOAD1403304.954.74.65
VentecVT-901PolymideDOWNLOAD2503904.2-4.54.0-4.3
VT-90HPolymideDOWNLOAD2503904.2-4.54.0-4.3
Bergquistht-04503DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)

Delivery

PCBMay offers flexible shipping methods for our customers, you may choose from one of the methods below.

1. DHL

DHL offers international express services in over 220 countries.
DHL partners with PCBMay and offers very competitive rates to customers of PCBMay.
It normally takes 3-7 business days for the package to be delivered around the world.

DHL Forwarder

2. UPS

UPS gets the facts and figures about the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services.
It normally takes 3-7 business days to deliver a package to most of the addresses in the world.

UPS Forwarder

3. TNT

TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

TNT Forwarder

4. FedEx

FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

Fedex Forwarder

5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea

If your order is of large volume with PCBMay, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
Please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

Note: if you need others, please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

On our website you can use the following payment methods:

Telegraphic Transfer(TT): A telegraphic transfer (TT) is an electronic method of transferring funds utilized primarily for overseas wire transactions. It’s very convenient to transfer.

Bank/Wire transfer: To pay by wire transfer using your bank account, you need to visit your nearest bank branch with the wire transfer information. Your payment will be completed 3-5 business days after you have finished the money transfer.

Paypal: Pay easily, fast and secure with PayPal. many other credit and debit cards via PayPal.

Credit Card: You can pay with credit card: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.

    • “PCBMay’s service works wonders for our company. Initially, I had reservations about them, but I was reassured. There’s no delay in shipment, and no delay in customer service. I felt understood by the professional staff. I would recommend doing business with this electronics company from China.”

      Dennis Chervis, CEO from France
    • “Your skilled salesperson has a natural ability to communicate with others. To begin with, he was patient, so when he inquired how I was doing, I felt truly understood. It’s great that you’re kind and approachable because it motivates me to talk about my PCB design. Finally, I appreciate how promptly he responds to my enquiries.”

      Randy Orwell, Engineer from Germany
    • “When I inquired for help with my PCB problem, I received an effective answer. The response is quite prompt, and it is technically right. PCBMay assembly services for LED products are highly recommended because they are a successful company. They warrant your attention the first time around.”

      Davies F. Fitz, Engineer from Austria

    LED PCB: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

    Do you want to improve the features of lighting applications?

    LED PCB is a great solution to promote the performance of light-dependent electronic devices. At the same time, it ensures environmental safety and commendable durability during its operations.

    PCBMay is a reputable manufacturer of versatile LED bulb PCBs. We have a reputation for combining cost and electrical performance in LED-based applications. If you have confusion about the circuit board, this FAQ guide will be a great help for you.

    Let’s make a move.

    What is a LED PCB?

    LED PCB is a high-class circuit board where light-emitting diodes are soldered to the PCB surface. An LED chip produces light by converting electrical energy to light energy. This PCB also consists of a heat sink and ceramic base. These materials keep the LED chip connected.

    LED driver PCB is a part and parcel of LED-based lighting and display devices. LED technology has a firm reputation for low power consumption and ecological effectiveness.

    Besides, LED components provide hassle-free lighting in electronic products. These components deliver desired output when they get electrically connected through a PCB. That’s why LED circuit boards are widely used in electronic devices nowadays.

    Check this video to know more about LEDs:

     

    What Are the Features of a LED PCB?

    The most notable features of an LED PCB include-

    • Low relative permittivity (3.5-5.5)
    • The operatingperiod lasts for almost 50000-100000 hours.
    • Free from UV emission
    • Low dissipation factor (around 0.02)
    • Lead-free compatible
    • Low power consumption
    • IK rating is 8
    • High TG value (above 150⁰C)
    • High lumen output per watt
    • Halogen-free
    • Light intensity is below 100 ns
    • High decomposition temperature (>280⁰C)
    • Low moisture absorption rate (almost 0.02%)
    • The IP rating is IP56
    • Eco-friendly
    • Cool beam capability

    LED PCB Operational Process

    LED PCB Operational Process

    What Are The Construction Materials Of LED PCBs?

    LED PCBs consist of the following materials-

    Silkscreen

    This section of LED circuit boards contains necessary information related to PCB design, component placement, etc. Usually, silkscreen enables the programmer to understand the circuit board perfectly.

    Metal Core

    Aluminium, copper, etc materials act as metal core in PCB. These elements ensure thermal conductivity and insulation of LED bulb PCB boards.

    Substrate

    FR4 is the substrate material of LED driver PCBs. This material provides a foundation layer on PCB that ensures sufficient robustness and stretchability.

    LED

    Light Emitting Diodes are the must-have materials of LED-mount PCBs. These diodes produce lights when the required current flows through them.

    LED Bulb PCB Materials

    LED Bulb PCB Materials

    Which Types Of LED PCBs Are Available In The Market?

    Numerous LED PCBs are available in the market that can complete your expectations. You can find versatility concerning their applications, operations, custom solutions, etc. Some of notable LED light PCB boards are-

    LED Aluminium PCB

    Aluminium LED driver PCB is reputable for its compact design. Besides, it can deliver excellent brightness while used in electronic applications. Usually, Aluminium materials are used in SMD LED PCB boards to ensure optimum functionality.

    Rigid LED PCB

    Rigid PCBs with LED technology have a high demand among gamers and professional technical persons. These circuit boards offer sufficient robustness along with outstanding lighting. Moreover, they consist of Fiberglass Epoxy that acts as fixatives in these PCBs.

    LED Flexible PCB

    Are you struggling with the functionality of your portable devices?

    LED flexible PCBs are designed to improve the portability of electronic appliances, like laptops, smart devices, monitors,  connectors, etc. Especially, flexible LED PCB strips have extensive use in portable electronics nowadays.

    High Power LED PCB

    LED circuit boards with high power compatibility bring out a revolutionary improvement in the IC world. These PCBs handle high current loads, short circuits with excellent efficiency.

    Besides, their longevity is highly impressive for the electronic devices that run through consuming significant power.

    Customised LED PCB

    LED driver PCB, LED light PCB board, etc support customization. These circuit boards are flexible enough to meet the demands of modern technology in terms of design and functional properties.

    Usually, customers prefer custom LED PCBs which are extremely durable.

    Halogen-Free LED PCB

    LED technology is worthwhile for ecological balance to a large extent. If you intend to ensure longevity and environmental safety simultaneously, halogen-free LED bulb PCBs are the best for you.

    Most noteworthy, they last longer than traditional halogen-free circuit boards. These PCBs offer outstanding solder connections that enhance their usability.

    Halogen-Free LED Bulb PCB

    Halogen-Free LED Bulb PCB

    What Are The Applications Of LED PCBs?

    Manufacturers incorporate LED PCBs in numerous lighting applications because of their beneficial features. The most significant applications of these PCBs include –

    Telecommunication Sector

    LED PCB strips and connectors are very common in the telecommunication sector. These elements ensure smooth signal transmission from the source to the receiver. Besides, LED technology promotes signal integrity in communication.

    Medical Industry

    Medical instruments like lighting tools, surgery machinery, etc use LED technology to a large extent. This equipment requires high-power light-emitting diodes.

    That’s why LED Aluminium PCBs have significant use in the medical sector. Moreover, the durability and fast heat transfer capability are useful for scanning devices used in hospitals.

    Computer Products

    Some thermally sensitive computer accessories like CPU, deal with high power and often suffer from substandard thermal management. LED light PCB boards are worthwhile for solving this issue. So, manufacturers use these circuit boards in computer products.

    Automotive Devices 

    In the case of automotive cars, vehicles, etc, you need to enhance durability, a wide range of beam angles and a price-to-performance ratio. LED bulb PCBs offer these facilities when they are used in headlights, brake lights, and indicators of vehicles.

    Except for these, LED circuit boards are applicable in aerospace, military industry, commercial projects, household lightings, etc.

    Widely Used LED Circuit Board

    Widely Used LED Circuit Board

    Which Factors Do You Need to Consider While Choosing a LED PCB?

    The following factors are crucial while choosing a high-quality LED PCB-

    We offer dependable assembly services for LED circuit boards. We cover almost all of your LED lighting requirements varying from tiny to long LED products. Inquire us now to experience the excellence of PCB manufacturing.

    High-Quality LED Aluminium PCB

    High-Quality LED Aluminium PCB

    What Are The Major Advantages Of LED PCBs?

    An LED PCB is an advantageous element of the lighting industry. As electronic products are getting smaller day by day, PCBs with LED components play significant roles. The major benefits of this PCB are-

    Low Power Consumption

    LED lights convert almost 80% of electrical energy to light form. That means LED circuit boards don’t produce unnecessary thermal energy during their functions. Besides, they can deliver sufficient light energy by consuming a small amount of electrical power. This feature improves their cost performance to a great extent.

    Thermal Management

    LED circuit boards contain heat sinks that ensure a reliable thermal drain in different PCB layers. Besides, PCB designs are supportive of thermal vias. Proper use of these vias and heat sink keep thermally vulnerable components of these PCBs operative for a long period.

    Longevity

    LED driver PCBs can handle high mechanical pressure. The IK rating of these PCB materials is around 8.

    Besides, they can resist moisture and dust to a certain degree. All of these improve their lifespan and keep them functional for an extended period.

    Eco-friendly

    If you are a supporter of green electronics, LED light PCB is the best choice for you. LED lights don’t emit harmful mercury and UV rays. That means they have no disastrous impact on ecology.

    Again, their disposal process is easy and environment-friendly.

    Stable Design

    LED circuit boards offer design stability in electronic products. They are compatible with single and multilayer designs that improve their functional properties.

    Cost-effective

    As the power consumption of LEDs is low, LED PCB price is not beyond reach. Moreover, you can easily repair or replace them. That’s why LED PCB board replacement cost is also low.

    Usability

    LED circuit boards have great use due to offering amazing features. You can incorporate these PCBs in various industries like medical, automotive, communication, etc.

    Advantages Of LED Circuit Board

    Advantages Of LED Circuit Board

    What Is a SMD LED PCB?

    SMD (Surface Mount Device) LED PCB is a special type of high-power PCB. Here, LEDs are soldered on the circuit board through metallic contacts. There is no use of wires while manufacturers connect these devices.

    Usually, SMD offers numerous advantages in LED driver circuit boards. It allows producing small-sized electronic devices that have compact and stable designs. Moreover, surface mount devices are effective to handle high component density in the PCB surface.

    Most noteworthy, you can place SMDs on the circuit board by using a few holes drilled. Again, these devices are convenient to place and don’t take a huge time for soldering. These features save the entire production cost to a large extent.

    SMD LED PCB

    SMD LED PCB

    How Does a LED PCB Ensure Thermal Management?

    Thermal efficiency is a vital issue for lighting electronics. LED PCBs ensure proper thermal management through their effective mechanisms. That’s why these PCBs remain functional under high thermal pressures.

    LED technology is compatible with heatsinks. These heatsinks can dissipate extra heat so that LED components can function smoothly.

    Besides, manufacturers incorporate thermal vias in different PCB layers. These PCB vias act smartly to maintain the thermal drain. Moreover, keeping the thermally vulnerable components away from the power source helps a lot to ensure thermal efficiency.

    Most importantly, you must use PCB materials that offer high thermal conduction and transition temperatures. These can improve the thermal performance of your LED light PCB boards.

    Thermal Management Of LED PCB

    Thermal Management Of LED PCB

    What Are Tests Of LED PCBs?

    Every PCB should be gone through regular inspection to keep it functional and faultless during operation. LED PCB is not an exception. It is mandatory to test this circuit board on a regular basis.

    Various automated and manual tests are available for this purpose. Let’s have a look at worthwhile testing of LED circuit boards. You can watch this video to know how to make SMD LEDs:

    AOI Test

    AOI is the short form of Automated Optical Inspection. It is an expensive but effective test for LED light PCBs.

    During this test, the inspector uses a well-structured AOI machine to take 2D and 3D photographs of the circuit board. Then, an automated program compares these images with ideal LED circuit board images and finds out the loopholes of designs.

    If the tested PCB design does not match to a certain degree, you need to change your design. You can apply the AOI test if you want to optimize your LED high-volume PCB projects.

    AOI Test For LED PCB

    AOI Test For LED PCB

    FPT

    FPT (Flying Probe Test) is another dependable test method. Here, the inspector involves electric probes from X, Y, Z-axis. These probes touch the LED bulb PCB surface and the inspector can see the results on the computer screen.

    You can check the voltage, current, power ratings through the flying probe test. Its USP (Unique Selling Point) is that you don’t require additional features here.

    Besides, electrical probes shift to the next board automatically. Though the FPT takes time, it is good for low-volume PCB manufacturing due to its cost-efficiency.

    AXI Test

    The Automated X-ray Inspection (AXI) test is usually used to detect dimensional defects of LED driver PCB or LED bulb PCB. X-ray helps to check some portions of PCB surface where traditional tests are not viable.

    You can detect faults in soldering, back drill, conformal coatings, etc. This is also a costly inspection. So, you need to think of the AXI for large-scale PCB manufacturing.

    Besides, it is essential to conduct peel tests, vibration tests, thermal tests, functional tests for LED circuit boards from time to time.

    Which Factors Impact LED PCB Cost Performance?

    LED PCBs offer a wide variety in the case of the price range, durability, functionality, etc. Usually, standard LED bulb PCB boards costs vary from $100-$500 depending on their features and applications. The following factors their cost performance most-

    PCB Assembly Service

    The way manufacturers assemble the PCB components is very crucial for LED circuit board costs. For example, through-hole technology is more expensive than SMT due to the involvement of drilling.

    Component Sourcing And Placement

    PCB components for LED mechanisms require to be collected from a cost-effective source. Besides, the way you place the components affects the PCB cost to a certain extent.

    Customization

    LED light PCB boards that offer custom solutions are costly. But the price will be low if you are strict with the standard designs.

    Except for these, PCB Volume, component Density, layer Count, etc have a significant influence on the cost performance of LED-based circuit boards.

    Cost-Effective LED Circuit Board Assembly

    Cost-Effective LED Circuit Board Assembly

    What Is The Power Consumption Of LED PCBs?

    LED PCBs are renowned for their worthwhile power consumption. LEDs act through the conversion of electrical power into light and heat.

    As LED components don’t consume much thermal energy, they can utilize the most electrical energy by producing optimum light. That’s why these circuit boards consume lower power compared to other lighting technologies.

    LED PCB Power Consumption

    LED PCB Power Consumption

    What Is a LED PCB Cluster?

    LED PCB cluster is a light source that offers a bright output. Usually, LED clusters are found in round and square forms. They are widely applicable in commercial areas where a brighter light source is necessary.

    Besides, LED clusters illuminate the fabric when the machine starts sewing.

    How To Choose Substrate Materials For LED PCBs?

    You need to consider some issues while selecting substrate materials for LED PCBs.

    • CTE (CoefficientOf Thermal Expansion) matching
    • Using tight substrate weave
    • Low dielectric constants
    • High-class flammability (V-0 rating is preferable)
    • High dielectric strength
    • Using highly conductive foils
    • High transition temperature
    • High flexural strength
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • High tensile strength
    What Are The Challenges Of LED PCB Assembly?

    LED PCB assembly is the combination of multiple tasks that include designing, component mounting, fabrication, etching, soldering, etc. You need to ensure optimum success in each step to achieve the desired result.

    In that case, you have to face some considerable challenges which demand the highest priority. Such as

    • Control the heat dissipation by placing heat sinks and thermal vias efficiently.
    • Ensure the proper mounting of PCB components and LED chips.
    • Maintain the quality through regular inspection.
    • Ensure high-level LED PCB assembly machines.

    LED PCB Design Challenges

    LED PCB Design Challenges

    How To Compare Between SMD And COB LED PCBs?

    SMD (Surface Mount Device) and COB (Chip On Board) are two common technologies used in LED PCBs. These technologies have some considerable differences in terms of component placement, the intensity of light, etc.

    You need to have a clear understanding of both SMD and COB to optimize your lighting projects. Let’s have a look at some notable comparisons between them.

    Usability

    SMD LED circuit boards have versatile use in street lights, notification lights of smart devices, etc. On the contrary, COB technology is supportive of LEDs in flashlights of mobile or camera, string lights, bulbs, etc.

    Number Of Diodes

    COB technology supports using more diodes (almost 9 or more) along with LEDs. But SMD LED circuit boards don’t consist of more than 2-3 diodes.

    Colour Changing Facility

    SMD LEDs offer multiple alterations in their designs. That’s why they can provide color-changing facilities in PCB applications.

    On the other hand, COB LED consists of a circuit and two contacts which are not enough to create a changeable feature.

    Lumen Count

    COB LEDs contain cooling ceramic that helps improve lumen count per watt. Besides, they can ensure thermal efficiency more conveniently than SMD LEDs.

    SMD Vs COB Technology In LED PCB

    SMD Vs COB Technology In LED PCB

    What Are The Different Layers Of A Multilayer LED PCB?

    A multilayer LED PCB design consists of different layers which have particular functions. Here, a list of layers is given for your convenience.

    Routing Layer

    This layer remains in the inner and outer portions of an LED bulb PCB. Usually, routing layers form a zone where LED components interconnect.

    Mechanical Layer

    A mechanical layer creates the outline of the LED printed circuit board configuration. You can find this layer in rectangular, cornered, etc shapes.

    Power And ground Planes

    This multifunctional layer distributes power and ground through various LED components. These layers remain in the top, bottom, or middle of the PCB designs.

    Overlay

    Its other name is the silkscreen layer. This layer contains texts on the upper and lower sections of PCB. You can avoid using overlays but they are important for debugging a circuit board.

    Soldermask Layer 

    A soldermask layer saves the PCB traces from short connections. You can find them on the upper and lower parts of LED circuit boards.

    Multilayer LED PCB

    Multilayer LED PCB

    What Are The Electrical Properties Of LED PCB?

    LED PCB board designs offer outstanding electric properties that promote the device’s performance to a certain level. The most significant electrical properties of LED circuit boards are-

    Relative Permittivity

    The relative permittivity or dielectric constant indicates the force between two charges of a certain distance at free space and any other medium. It impacts the signal integrity and impedance control of dielectric materials.

    Its lower value is good for high-frequency LED bulb PCB applications. Usually, LED circuit board materials have relative permittivity of 3.5-5.5.

    Loss Tangent

    The loss tangent or dissipation factor indicates the deficiency of power in a PCB operation. If you find a low loss tangent, it means the device will lose less power. LED driver PCB materials offer a loss tangent between 0.001 and 0.02.

    Electrical Strength

    It refers to the electrical potential that is required to break the insulation of PCB materials. Normally, electrical strength is measured in the Z-axis.

    Volume Resistivity

    This is the capability of LED components to resist electricity or insulation.

    Surface Resistivity

    It indicates the surface resistance of dielectric substances against insulating properties or excessive current flow.

    LED PCB Electrical Properties

    LED PCB Electrical Properties

    Conclusion

    It’s clear that LED PCB assembly is worthwhile for simple and sophisticated display devices. They enable you to experience long-term service with outstanding mechanical and electrical specifications.

    If you are worried about the assembly service of these PCBs, don’t waste time and contact PCBMay immediately. We have been providing reliable PCB manufacturing service for around 15 years.

    We hope this guide helps you know the features of LED light PCB boards deeply. For more information about LED circuit boards, get in touch with us.

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