What Are COB Grow Lights?
COB (Chips on Board) is a new technology of LED packaging for LED light engine. Future Farm Technologies believes its Growthstar “Scorpion” & “Spider” LED lights are the best performance and priced COB grow lights that are on the market today.
Why and How Chip-on-Board (COB) LEDs Reduce Cost and Save Energy in Lighting Designs
LEDs compete with traditional lighting sources in a number of ways, including greater energy efficiency, longer lifetime, and smaller size. However, the one drawback that has vexed many lighting designers is cost, which is a key reason why LED manufacturers continue to innovate to improve economies of scale. One of the newest packaging solutions designed to help lower costs is chip-on-board (COB) light source modules, in which the LED chips are in the form of a semiconductor chip that is neither encased nor connected but directly mounted onto a PCB or, more generally, a substrate. This packaging style also provides several related benefits, such as greater design flexibility, better light distribution, and simpler manufacturing processes.
There are other reasons why designers will want to seriously consider COB LEDs for their next design. In a recent report offered by Research and Markets, analysts note that COB LEDs, which are wide-area light emitters (so they also can be used in highway and streetlights), deliver three major benefits: better color mixing, better lighting effect, and low thermal resistance requirements. In addition, because these COB LEDs provide higher power density, more efficient heat dissipation, and require a smaller portion of the board space, they are very suitable for a variety of general lighting applications, according to the firm’s analysts.