SMD stands for "Surface Mounted Device." In Dutch, it means surface-mounted component. SMDs have a significant light output and are widely used. The LEDs are soldered onto a printed circuit board. SMDs are becoming more common because the components are much smaller. This results in more efficient printed circuit boards with more components per unit area. In LED lighting, SMDs are the sources of light emission. They are primarily used in the modern industry.

Verschillende type SMD LED

The type 5050 is one of the most well-known SMD LED types. The SMD 5050 is a triple LED lighting that produces three times as much light. The SMD 5050 can produce multiple colors of light with a single LED. The only downside is that they consume three times as much energy. The SMD 5050 type ensures perfect color blending and is therefore very suitable for LED strips. SMD 5050 has a brightness between 16-22 lumens. The cheaper smaller LED lighting 3528 is a single LED chip and also consumes less energy. LED lighting 3528 also has a lower light output and is a good choice for monochrome LED strips. The 3528 has a brightness between 16-22 lumens. The LED module 3014 is very compact, allowing more LEDs to fit on an LED strip. LED lighting 3014 has a brightness between 10-13 lumens. When comparing it to the 3014, the 5050 uses much more brightness, between 40-55 lumens.


Nowadays, the use of SMD has become the standard due to the cheaper production process. SMD has several advantages, namely

  • Less material consumption due to smaller components
  • Less waste in the production process
  • Improved electrical properties
  • More favourable heat properties, allowing better heat dissipation
  • Favourable features that take up less space, making electrical appliances smaller and more complex