An Expert Guide to Standard LED Modules
LED modules are the backbone of beautiful illumination displays in channel lettering, signage and much more. They are an incredibly varied LED product capable of meeting any design specification requirement and are available in small, standard and large sizes. The WeLoveLEDs range of LED modules includes products of any colour and colour temperature, and a variety of brightness levels and beam angles.
Standard LED modules are an extremely durable lighting solution for applications where reliability and efficiency are principal requirements. They offer remarkable efficiency, longevity and versatility. In this guide, we will discuss the benefits and typical uses of standard LED modules, and introduce some products in the WeLoveLEDs range. Click on one of the links below to jump to that section:
Benefits of standard LED modules
LED modules offer an array of benefits. One of the key advantages of this type of lighting solution is its versatility and flexibility for a variety of applications. Standard LED modules are high efficacy systems that can be used indoors or outdoors, even in wet weather conditions.
Most importantly, standard modules are an extremely durable and hard-wearing LED light source. Like many LED devices, standard modules boast an average lifespan of 30,000-50,000 hours for exceptional longevity. This makes them a more cost-effective option than an alternative lighting source such as a fluorescent lamp, as they do not require regular replacement. An added benefit of standard LED light modules is that you can purchase them in a range of colours, such as pure, warm or cool white, as well as red, blue, green, yellow or RBG/RGBW.
Furthermore, LED modules are extremely energy-efficient, despite demonstrating significant power output. Instead of leaving you with a huge energy bill every month, they keep costs low and ensure that you get the best value for money from your lights. As an added advantage, the low energy usage is much better for the environment, meaning that you will be reducing your carbon footprint by choosing these eco-friendly luminaires. Despite their low energy usage, they are exceedingly bright with high lumen per watt outputs. In short, as the luminous flux of LED lights is extremely high, you can maximise the efficiency of your light use without consuming high volumes of energy.
Reliability is also a key concern for many people when choosing the right lighting system. For example, if you are using an LED module for face illumination behind signage, the last thing you want is for one of the lights to fizzle out. With standard modules, you will not suffer from that problem. The LED technology is a reliable and consistent type of light that will not flicker or burn out quickly. This remarkable performance capability makes it ideal for a variety of uses.
What are standard LED modules used for?
As an extremely versatile lighting solution, standard LED modules can be employed for a variety of uses. They are an excellent solution for face and halo illumination of built-up letters. For face illumination, the LED modules can be mounted to a panel behind the lettering to light up the front of the letters.
Another common use for standard LED modules is in backlighting. This can increase the brightness of an LCD when used as a backlight while decreasing the overall energy consumption, making it an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution. Smaller lightboxes often require a standard LED module and, again, these types of lights keep the power usage at a minimum.
LED modules can also simply be used for decoration as a luminaire. As they are available in many different colours, they can offset and enhance the aesthetics of any room and create a relaxing or energising ambience according to your individual tastes or design requirements.
Standard LED modules are excellent for both indoor and outdoor use and have the ability to withstand adverse weather conditions when placed outside, such as for use in external signage. Their excellent adaptability makes them a superior choice for a lighting solution.
Standard LED modules in the WeLoveLEDs range
|Name of product||Available colours||Voltage||Beam angle||Efficiency||IP rating|
|QU1 LED Module||
||12v||160°||0.36W per module (at full power/White) 30 lms||65|
|PE2 LED Module||
||12v||170°||1W per module (at full power/White) 95 lms (at full power/White)||67|
|PE6 LED Module||
||12v||170°||3W per module (at full power) 285 lms||67|
|LBAR18 – 1m||
||24v||30°||18W per metre (1w per module) 1620 lms per metre (90Lm per module)||65|
|ROCK RGBW LED Module||
||12v||160°||0.72W per module (at full power) 94 lms (at 100% White)||67|
|QU2 LED Module||
||12v||160°||0.72W per module 68 lms||65|
|SG1 LED Module||
||12v||120°||0.3W per module 27 lms||65|
|SGNANO LED Module||
||12v||120°||0.2W per module 20 lms||67|
|SGMICRO LED Module||
||12v||120°||0.24W per module 25 lms||20 (internal use only)|
|QU3 LED Module||
||12v||160°||1W per module 95 lms||65|
|ROCK RGB3 LED Module||
||12v||160°||0.72W per module 94 lms (at 100% White)||67|
Frequently asked questions
How long will LED modules last?
The average life span of an LED module is between 30,000 and 50,000 hours, which equates to at least three years of continuous use, but some can last even longer. The longevity of the module will depend on the amount of usage. For example, a module that is in use daily will need replacing more quickly than an LED module that is only in use once a week or at nights.
What are small LED modules used for?
Small LED modules can be suitable for indoor and outdoor use. They are commonly used in signs and small lightboxes, where a small LED module is required, rather than a general or large LED module. Find out more in our guide to small LED modules.