LED Lighting Components

LED (Light-Emitting Diode) components are diodes that transform electrical energy to light. LED parts and lighting components include LED power supplies, LED driver ICs and high brightness LEDs that can be used in everything from remote-control circuits to car headlights. The main benefit of LEDs over other light sources is they convert electricity directly into light, instead of converting it into heat first.

How LEDs Work

LEDs have two electrodes: cathode and anode. Electricity flows in via the anode and it goes out via the cathode. LEDs are semiconductors that conduct electricity only in certain conditions. LEDs are sensitive to light intensities and specific voltages.

What Are the Components of LED Lights?

  • LED chips are the heart of the LED light and, depending on the semiconductor material used, determine the color produced.
  • Lens/optics control and direct the light output affecting the angle and distribution of the light.
  • Heat sinks manage the heat generated and prevent overheating, prolonging the LED’s lifespan.
  • LED drivers ensure LED chips are supplied with the correct voltage and current.
  • Lead frame with two leads for easier electrical connection.
  • Housing/base for mechanical support: for example, in new LED bulbs that need housing to fit the standard light socket.
  • Packaging or encapsulation using epoxy to protect the chips from environmental factors like dust and moisture and help direct the light output.
  • Microcontrollers, which could control additional features.

What Components Make LEDs Flash?

Some common components and methods for making LEDs flash:

  • Resistors are used to limit the current flowing through the LED. More specifically, variable resistors (potentiometers) can be used to adjust the flashing rate.
  • Transistors can be used to switch the LED on and off rapidly.
  • The 555 timer IC is a versatile integrated circuit that can be used to generate various types of waveforms, including square waves, which are commonly used to make LEDs flash.
  • Microcontrollers like the Arduino or Raspberry Pi can be programmed to control LEDs and make them flash in various patterns.
  • LED drivers and controllers come with built-in flashing or PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) functionality and can simplify the task of making LEDs flash.
  • LEDs can be made to flash in response to external stimuli, such as light sensors detecting changes in ambient light levels or motion detectors sensing movement.
  • RC (Resistor-Capacitor) oscillator circuits can be used to generate a blinking signal that drives the LED.

Semiconducting Materials in LEDs

There are two semiconducting materials working in a light-emitting diode: the N-type and the P-type. These are doped, so their electrical properties are already altered.

LED Colors

The first LED color was red, but there are now different varieties of LED modules you can choose from, including white and blue, which are more expensive than the other colors because they are more costly to manufacture. There are also bi-color and tri-color LEDs.

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180414-0103 from Molex
Molex

CITIZEN CLL030 (HEAT STAKE VERSION) ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

2213401-2. from Te Connectivity
Te Connectivity

LED HOLDER, CREE CXA ARRAY; PRODUCT RANGE:-; HOLDER TYPE:HOLDER; NO. OF LEDS:1LEDS ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

2213407-1. from Te Connectivity
Te Connectivity

LED HOLDER, CREE CXA ARRAY; PRODUCT RANGE:-; HOLDER TYPE:HOLDER; NO. OF LEDS:1LEDS ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

2213407-2. from Te Connectivity
Te Connectivity

LED HOLDER, CREE CXA ARRAY; PRODUCT RANGE:-; HOLDER TYPE:HOLDER; NO. OF LEDS:1LEDS ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

2213382-2. from Te Connectivity
Te Connectivity

LED HOLDER, PHILIPS LUXEON COB LED; PRODUCT RANGE:-; HOLDER TYPE:HOLDER; NO. OF LEDS:1LEDS ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

2213401-1. from Te Connectivity
Te Connectivity

LED HOLDER, CREE CXA ARRAY; PRODUCT RANGE:-; HOLDER TYPE:HOLDER; NO. OF LEDS:1LEDS ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

2213130-2 from Te Connectivity
Te Connectivity

LED HOLDER, COB LED ARRAY, 300VDC, 5A; For Use With:Sharp Mega Zenigata LED Array Families; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:LUXEON LUMAWISE Z50 Series RoHS Compliant: Yes

180160-0000 from Molex
Molex

LED HOLDER W/O LENS, CREE XLAMP MP-L LED ARRAYS; For Use With:Cree XLamp MP-L COB LED Arrays; External Diameter:-; External Length:44.85mm; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:180160 Series; Accessory Type:LED Holder; No. of LEDs:1LEDsRoHS Compliant: Yes

180160-0001 from Molex
Molex

LED HOLDER WITH LENS, CREE XLAMP MP-L LED ARRAYS; For Use With:Cree XLamp MP-L COB LED Arrays; External Diameter:-; External Length:44.85mm; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:180160 Series; Accessory Type:LED Holder RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2101CR from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, CREE CXA18 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Cree CXA18 LEDs; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Accessory Type:LED Array Holder; Contact Material:Copper Alloy; Holder Material:Metal RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2103CT from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, CITIZEN CLL030 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Citizen CLL030/CLL032, Edison 2PHM16/2PHM30, Seoul SDWx2/SDWx3 Series LEDs; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Holder Material:Metal RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2103NC from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, NICHIA 360/216 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Nichia 216/360; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Accessory Type:LED Array Holder; Contact Material:Copper Alloy; Holder Material:Metal RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2204CT from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, CITIZEN CLL040/042 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Citizen CLL040/CLLO42, Edison 2PHM40, Lextar Nimbus 2000/3000/5000, LG Innotek LEMWM24, Seoul SDWx4/SDWx5 Series LEDs; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2303CR from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, CREE CXA35 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Cree CXA30, CXA35 LEDs; External Diameter:65mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Accessory Type:LED Array Holder; Contact Material:Copper Alloy; No. of LEDs:1LEDs RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2100NC from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, PHILIPS 1203 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Nichia 110/121/204, Philips 1203; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Accessory Type:LED Array Holder; Contact Material:Copper Alloy RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2100SH from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, PHILIPS 1204 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Philips 1204/1205/1208, Sharp MegaZenigata; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Accessory Type:LED Array Holder; Holder Material:Metal RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2000CR from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, CREE CXA13 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Cree CX_13 LEDs; External Diameter:35mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:Chip-LoK® Jr. Series; Contact Material:Copper Alloy; Holder Material:Metal RoHS Compliant: Yes

180555-0001 from Molex
Molex

LED HOLDER, 13.35Mm x 13.35MM COB LED; For Use With:Cree CXA13 & CXB13 LEDs; External Diameter:25mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder Assembly; Product Range:SlimRay 180555 Series; Contact Material:Copper Alloy; No. of LEDs:1LEDs RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2002CT from Ideal
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LED HOLDER, CITIZEN CLL020/22 COB ARRAY; For Use With:Citizen CLL020/CLL022 Series LEDs; External Diameter:35mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Holder Material:Stainless Steel; No. of LEDs:1LEDs RoHS Compliant: Yes

50-2102SL from Ideal
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For Use With:Samsung LCD026; External Diameter:50mm; External Length:-; Holder Type:Holder; Product Range:-; Contact Material:Copper Alloy; Contact Plating:Silver over Nickel Plated Contacts; Holder Material:Metal RoHS Compliant: Yes

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