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AC Direct

AC direct LED modules, also known as AC LED modules, are lighting components that operate directly from an AC (alternating current) power source without the need for an external driver or AC-DC conversion.  AC direct modules are a great solution for high efficiency on a small PCB. This small but mighty module converts income AC power to a regulated DC output current. This solution allows a more compact design without the need of a driver, reducing the number of components, and minimizes points of failure. Many AC direct LED modules are compatible with TRIAC dimmers, allowing for smooth dimming functionality without the need for additional dimming controls or drivers. AC direct LED modules are suitable for various lighting applications, including residential, commercial, and industrial lighting. They can be used in fixtures such as downlights, track lights, troffers, and panel lights, among others.

Chip Scale

Chip-scale LED modules, also known as Chip-on-Board (COB) LED modules, are lighting components that integrate multiple LED chips directly onto a single substrate. Chip-scale LED modules feature an ultra-compact design, with multiple LED chips mounted closely together on a small substrate. By eliminating the need for individual packaging, chip-scale LEDs achieve a high LED density in a minimal space, making them ideal for applications where space is limited. Despite their small size, chip-scale LED modules can produce high levels of light output due to the densely packed LED chips. This makes them suitable for applications requiring bright and uniform illumination, such as downlights, track lights, and spotlights. The closely packed LED chips on chip-scale modules enable uniform light distribution without visible hotspots or shadows. Depending on the application, chip scale could be the best solution after consulting with a WCI engineer.

Conformal Coating

Conformal coating for LED modules involves applying a thin protective layer of material over the electronic components of the module to safeguard them from environmental factors such as moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature fluctuations. Conformal coating is necessary for outdoor and horticultural lighting applications that face extreme weather conditions and abuse from outdoor elements. Conformal coating enhances the waterproofing capabilities of LED modules, making them suitable for use in outdoor or humid environments where exposure to moisture is a concern. The coating seals the circuit board and prevents water ingress, reducing the risk of electrical failures and extending the lifespan of the module. Conformal coating can also improve the thermal stability of LED modules by providing an additional layer of insulation.

Cuttable Aluminum

 Aluminum cuttable LED modules have been pre-cut to be easily separated during the assembly process. Cuttable aluminum LED modules feature designated cut points, allowing users to trim the modules to custom lengths as needed. This flexibility enables precise customization to fit specific lighting requirements and installation spaces. Overall, cuttable aluminum LED modules provide a versatile, customizable, and energy-efficient lighting solution for various residential, commercial, and architectural applications. Their flexibility, ease of installation, and ability to be tailored to specific lighting needs make them a popular choice for modern lighting projects.

 

Direct Touch Technology by WCI

WCI’s Direct Touch Technology is our system of heat sink technology that keeps LEDs cooler by up to 15 degrees. By separating the thermal pad from the aluminum body it allows for super-efficient heat transfer and no issues whatsoever with over-heating. Direct touch technology boasts an impressive thermal conductivity of about 400W/mK. Simply put, it’s a game-changer for keeping the LEDs cooler and working more efficiently. Better heat management is crucial for the performance and longevity of high-power LEDs. WCI Direct Touch Technology offers a reliable solution for even the most challenging of projects that need a redesign.

Dual Color

Dual color LED module boards, often referred to as “bi-color” or “dual-tone” LEDs, have the capability to produce two distinct colors from a single LED package or module. This is typically achieved by integrating two different LED chips (each emitting a distinct color) within one module. When power is applied to one chip, it emits its specific color, and when power is switched to the other chip, it emits its color. By varying the intensity of each chip, a range of mixed colors can also be achieved. These modules allow users to achieve lighting effects and color combinations by independently controlling the intensity of each LED chip. 

Driver-On-Board (DOB)
LED Integration

Driver-on-board

The Driver-On-Board (DOB) asolution embeds the LED driver directly onto the PCB, eliminating the need for a separate external driver and epitomizing an efficient design system. Integrating the driver onto the same PCB as the LEDs allows for more efficient thermal management. Heat generated by the LEDs and driver can be more effectively dissipated through the PCB, leading to improved performance and reliability. At WCI we care about integrated systems that save you costs and provide the best benefits. We recommend the right solution for your project based on specs and output. DOB LED modules are suitable for a wide range of applications, including residential lighting, commercial lighting, outdoor lighting, and automotive lighting. They offer versatility and flexibility in lighting design, making them a popular choice for various lighting projects.

Flexible

Flexible strip LEDs, also known as LED tape or LED ribbon, are versatile lighting products consisting of a flexible circuit board with mounted LED chips and adhesive backing. Flex tape can conform to various shapes and contours for irregular shapes or tight spaces, typically in residential applications. Flexible strip LEDs typically come in reels of varying lengths, they are available in different widths allowing for customization to suit specific lighting needs. Additionally, they are cuttable without compromising the functionality and making them a good on-the-go project option to mount onto various surfaces, such as walls, ceilings, under cabinets, or furniture.

RGBW Technology

ike traditional RGB LEDs, RGBW LEDs can produce a wide range of colors by independently adjusting the intensity of the red, green, and blue LEDs. By varying the intensity of each color channel, RGBW LEDs can create millions of different colors, including whites of varying color temperatures. n addition to producing colored light, RGBW LEDs include a dedicated white LED. This white LED is typically either a cool white or warm white LED, depending on the desired color temperature of the white light output. The inclusion of a white LED allows RGBW fixtures to produce true white light without the need to mix colors. RGBW technology can provide improved color rendering compared to traditional RGB LEDs. By incorporating a dedicated white LED, RGBW fixtures can achieve higher color rendering index (CRI) values and more accurate color reproduction, especially for whites and pastel colors. Effects can be programed through a control system to include color fading, color chasing, strobing, and color cycling, allowing users to create dynamic and eye-catching lighting displays for various applications.

Retrofit LED Module

Retrofit LED modules are lighting components designed to replace traditional light sources, such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, or HID lamps, in existing lighting fixtures without the need for extensive modifications or rewiring. Complete retrofit solution with optics, heat sink, and LED module attached. Designed to fit into the same sockets or fixtures as the traditional light sources they are replacing, the retrofit LED module solution is the perfect choice for your next retrofit project.

Tunable White

LED tunable white technology allows users to adjust the color temperature of LED lighting fixtures to create different atmospheres and meet various lighting needs. Unlike traditional lighting systems that emit light at a fixed color temperature, tunable white LEDs offer flexibility by allowing users to control both the color temperature and brightness of the light output. 
Typically, LED tunable white systems consist of two types of LEDs: warm white LEDs and cool white LEDs. By varying the intensity of these two types of LEDs, the overall color temperature of the light produced can be adjusted along the Kelvin scale, ranging from warm white (around 2700K) to cool white (around 6500K) and any color temperature in between.