LED modules bridge the gap between LED manufacturers and lighting companies. By surface mounting LED die (either bare or packaged) onto a PCB, LED modules provides the plug and play usability required by lighting manufacturers.
There’s a huge range of modules designed to meet the requirements of countless different types of luminaire and lighting system designs, but, broadly speaking, these can be broken into two types: surface mounted bare LED die (Chip-on-Board, COB LED) and surface mounted packaged LED die (LED modules).
One of the fundamental reasons for mounting LEDs onto a PCB is to improve the thermal management. For this reason most LED modules are based on Metal Clad PCBs (MCPCBS) or Insulated Metal Substrates (IMS). Using a metal based PCB makes a huge difference to the thermal conductivity of the module stack and helps ensure that the LED die is keep cool.
But not all MCPCBs are created equal.
Nanotherm offer two options for LED module and COB LED manufacturers:
- Nanotherm LC – the industry’s highest performance MCPCB
- Nanotherm DM – our award winning thin-film MCPCB with a performance comparable to electronics grade ceramics
Nanotherm MCPCBs are especially suitable for extremely thermally challenging LED modules: