SMD LED is the acronym for Surface Mount Device, technology with which these particular devices are soldered on printed circuit boards, without drilling or mechanical modifications. This technology obviously has several advantages such as the reduction of time and costs of the entire manufacturing process, the reduction of the final size of the device and the elimination of waste products caused by the drilling of the circuit.
How are they composed?
SMD LEDs are characterized by the classic parallelepiped shape, commonly called Chip, inside which we find the luminous surface, the feet placed on both sides instead allow the power.
Types of SMD LED
The various types of SMD LEDs are distinguished mainly by their size, which obviously influences the consumption and brightness. Among the most common are the SMD 3528, 2835, 5050, 3014 and 5730 LEDs, which identify their dimensions.