What is Discrete LED Module

Horace He

Last Updated: December 26, 2023

What is Discrete LED Module

A discrete LED module refers to a lighting component that consists of multiple individually packaged LEDs mounted on a PCB (Printed Circuit Board). Each LED within the module is equipped with its own optical lens and is separate from the others, allowing for greater design flexibility and customization options. The module serves as a light source and may include additional components as needed. Typically, the discrete LED module is mounted onto a fixture and requires the use of protective lenses for added durability.

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One notable feature of the discrete LED module is its ability to dissipate heat effectively. This is achieved through the presence of multiple insulating layers within the module, which act as barriers to prevent heat buildup and protect the critical components. However, it is important to strike a balance with the number of insulating layers used, as an excessive amount can hinder heat dissipation and lead to reduced LED efficiency and lifespan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does an LED Module Look Like

Instead of the conventional bulb shape, LED light modules are composed of a board with one or more light emitting diodes arranged on it. These boards are available in various shapes such as circular, rectangular, linear, square, or star. For added flexibility, certain modules like the flexible LED strip modules can be cut and rearranged according to personal preferences.

Can You Replace LED Modules

Practically speaking, it is possible to replace the original LED array or module in the fixture, similar to how one would change a light bulb.

How Long Do LED Modules Last

The average lifespan of LED modules is typically between 40,000 to 50,000 hours. However, it should be noted that LED modules can be more challenging to use in fixtures with unique shapes.

How Do You Connect LED Module Lights

You can create a closed electrical circuit by connecting the positive terminals and the negative terminals of both the LED driver and the LED module together. This is necessary when connecting multiple LED modules to the same LED driver, as opposed to connecting a single LED component.

How Do You Clean LED Modules

When cleaning an LED module that does not come with a kit, it is necessary to use a specialized plate washing water. The LED module should be dyed with the plate washing water and then brushed with a brush to help dissolve the rosin, remove flux, and eliminate any dust or impurities.