LED Technology: Through-Hole vs. Surface Mount vs. Chip-on-Board

LED Technology: Through-Hole vs. Surface Mount vs. Chip-on-Board

In the design phase of both new and redesigned products, one decision is which type of discrete LEDs to use for the solution. This bulletin discusses the reasons for the use of each technology and why everything has not evolved for surface-mount solutions. The chart below demonstrates the differences between the three assembly methods.