SMD LED strips and COB LED strips are two common types of LED strips used for lighting purposes. The main difference between them is in the way the LEDs are arranged.
SMD stands for “Surface Mount Device.” SMD LED strips consist of many small LEDs placed on a printed circuit board (PCB). The LEDs are usually spaced apart, and the entire strip is covered with a plastic or silicone layer for protection.
COB stands for “Chip on Board.” COB LED strips use a different technology where multiple LED chips are directly mounted onto the same circuit board, creating a single lighting module. As a result, COB LED strips have a higher LED density, which means they can produce more light in a smaller space.
In terms of performance, COB LED strips generally have better light output than SMD LED strips. What’s more, they can be more competitive to finish the manufacturing processes by machine.
Ultimately, the choice between SMD and COB LED strips depends on your specific lighting needs, budget, and personal preferences.
When choosing between SMD LED strips and COB LED strips, here are some factors to consider:
Brightness and Efficiency: If you need a high amount of brightness in a small space, then SMD LED strips may be a better choice because SMD LED Strip can be about 200lm/w which can reach to ERP Class B, and COB Strip is mostly about 110lm/w.
Color Rendering Index (CRI): If you need accurate color representation in your lighting, both SMD LED strips and COB Strip can be a good choice as they generally all have a higher CRI such as CRI>90Ra or even higher.
Budget: NEWSTAR LED’s COB LED strips is more competitive than SMD LED strips due to their advanced technology and bulk daily production. Consider your budget before making a decision.
Application: Consider the intended use of the LED strip, as different applications may require different lighting features. For example, if you need a quite high brightness LED strip, then SMD LED strips may be a better choice as they can be 200lm/w approx..
Heat Dissipation: Newstar’s COB LED stripes and SMD LED Stripes both are 5 years warranty with a good heat dissipation to ensure longer lifespan.
Ultimately, the choice between SMD LED strips and COB LED strips depends on your specific lighting needs and preferences. If you’re unsure about which type of LED strip is best for your application. Welcome to write to us.