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Can LED PCBA Companies and LED PCBA Suppliers Solve the Heat Problem?
One of the problems in a LED application is the loss of heat energy. LED PCBA Companies are forced to seek new ways for heat management to make LED lighting more effective. However, will the additional production cost be passed down to LED PCBA suppliers?
How LED lighting Works
The PCB or printed circuit board connects electronic components via conductive tracks, pads and other feactures etched on the board. Therefore, a LED Driver PCBA is a printed circuit board that is used to convert electricity into light which is eventually given off by the LED bulb connected. The one problem LED PCBA Companies that have to face is how to manage the energy lost through heat.
Previously, LED lighting systems used CEM-1 material PCB. This PCB successfully emitted LED lighting but had a problem of overheating quickly. So an effective cooling system was required to keep the LEDs running, which led to the introduction of the MCPCB or metal core printed circuit board.
These MCPCB can only solder the LED chips onto the board but also dissipate heat from the board itself. The solution lies in adding a new component known as a heat sink onto the printed circuit board. The heat sink absorbs all the heat generated by the LED chips thus effectively cooling the system. This new heat management now ensures LED lights burning for hours without the problem of overheating
The cost of LED lighting
As expected, the cost of LED lights went up just from the introduction of the MCPCB. LED PCBA suppliers had to raise prices as well to meet the new demands of production cost. The end consumer bears the end weight in terms of added cost. But in the long run, end users get much more benefit from this effective led light.
How to transform energy
Now LED PCBA companies are faced with a new challenge. How can the heat cooled down from the heat sink be transformed into an useful energy? According to physics, energy is constant and does not get lost even through heat. LED PCB manufacturers are now researching on how to recycle this heat energy back into the LED chips.
Nevertheless, we will finally have LED lighting that fully utilizes all forms of energy produced.