Q1: What does the number of SMD mean?
Known as surface mounted diodes (SMD) are all identified by a four-digit number. This code is less complicated than it looks – it simply indicates the size of the LED chip. For example, the dimensions of SMDs on 5050 LED strip lights are 5.0mm x 5.0mm.
Q2: Which is the best SMD for LED Strips?
LEDs like 3528s, 5050s, 2835s and 5630s aren’t really different types of chip at all – they’re simply different sizes. Each has its own spec: different power requirements and output brightness. The best choice depends on what’s right for your project.
Q3: What does SMD3528 mean?
Measuring 3.5mm x 2.8mm, the 3528 SMD is a smaller chip than the 5050 LED strip SMD. You will most often find 3528 chips on 12-volt LED strips, drawing 4.8 watts (also known as 4.8w p/m or 5w p/m LED tape) with 60 SMDs per meter.
Q4: What does SMD5050 mean?
Measuring 50mm x 50mm, the 5050 SMD is larger than the 3528 SMD. These dimensions mean that each 5050 SMD is big enough to house four separate LED chips (sometimes called ‘quad LEDs’).
Q5: What does SMD2835 mean?
2.8mm x 3.5mm in size, the 2835 chip is available for various LED tape light.
Q6: What does SMD5630 mean?
5630 SMDs have dimensions of 5.6mm x 3.0mm.
Q7: What does SMD2216 mean?
A recent development, 2216 SMD LED chips are much smaller and much more efficient than many earlier SMD models. The smaller size of the diodes (just 2.2mm x 1.6mm) means it’s possible to fit more of them on a length of PCB strip – offering more brightness,without the need for more power.