How myledy produce LED Strip lights?
LED light strips come in many different shapes, styles, and colors. An LED light strip consists of several individual’s LED emitters attached to the PCB. The strip has a built-in circuit board, which is very flexible and requires a very low DC power voltage to light up. Hence, LED lighting production requires high precision, but many manufacturers make their lights on basic assembly lines. We strictly regulate and monitor all processing steps in our manufacturing system. We also have a full set of equipment designated for production and quality control.
Before we get into the production process, let’s know about the features of LED strip light first.
Characteristics of LED Lights Strips
- Consist of many LEDs on a narrow and flexible PCB
- Available in various single colors or changeable colors.
- Working on 12V/24V DC power.
- Standard 5m reels and can be cut to different lengths.
- They can be waterproof and dust resistant.
- Flexible, can bend vertically up to 90-degree
This page will give you a general idea of Myledy’s LED strip lighting production. If you’d like to learn more, then please contact us to request a tour of our facilities.
- We control the complete production process.
- Extremely strict quality control system at Myledy.
Myledy production process
Step 1. Design and Manufacture of LED (Light Emitting Diode) Package
The first step of manufacturing LED tape light is to design an LED package that encapsulates an LED chip in it. The package shields LED chips from weather damages, contaminants, and corrosion.
It allows LED chips to mount electrically and thermally with PCBs. Following are the steps you need to follow for manufacturing an LED Package:
Step 2. Surface Mounting
The LEDs are then mounted on double-sided circuit boards. This step requires a printed circuit board stencil to be aligned on the surface of the boards. For applying the solder paste, usually squeegees are used, which ensure controlled application of solder paste on the pads.
After that, a pick and place machine mounts the LEDs onto the boards in their standard positions. This step requires manufacturers to ensure no board movement for preventing any misalignment, as the solder paste remains wet.
Step 3. SMT Reflow Soldering
In this step, the LED is permanently attached to the circuit board through heat. After the placement of SMT, the boards will pass into a reflow soldering machine. The machine has different zones to pass. Here is how it works:
Step 4. Preliminary Product Inspection
The LED ribbon goes through strict product inspection done manually. These visual quality checks ensure no color shifts in the LEDs and no component misalignment in solder bridges.
Step 5. PCB Soldering
After inspection, the LED ribbon passes through a soldering machine, which connects 0.5m ribbon to 5m long strips.
5m is our standard reel length, we can make other customize lengths as well, such as 0.6m, 2m, 4m, and so on.
Step 6. Life Testing for semi-finished LED strips
Next, all semi-finished LED lights strips undergo an eight-hour life testing. Life testing guarantees that all LED is in good condition.
Step 7. Waterproofing
Waterproofing the LED ribbon is another crucial step in the manufacturing process. It makes LED strips compatible In a watery humidor environment. Pls check below waterproofing methods:
Adding a layer of silicone glue on top of the strip lights will ensure they are in waterproof grade IP62. Silicon glue strips can work in potentially damp areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. It works fine in temperatures between -50 to 300 degrees. Unlike epoxy resin and PU glue, silicon glue doesn't smell bad or turn yellow over time.
Wrapping a silicone sleeve around LED strip lights will ensure they conform to waterproof grade IP65. Silicone sleeve protects LED strips in damp or outdoor areas with no water immersion.
Silicon sleeve with full silicon injection
Seal the silicone sleeve strip with silicone glue injection for compliance with waterproof grade IP68. Silicon sleeve with full silicone injection works best for underwater applications such as swimming pools or docks. It protects the LED lights strips from getting damaged and makes them waterproof.
Step 8. Aging test
All waterproof LED strips will undergo an aging test after adding the waterproofing materials.
An aging test validates the strength of an LED and ensures consumers get the best product.
Step 9. Add 3M adhesive tape
The 3M tape on the strip’s backside provides consumers with convenience and ease in installing LED strip lighting.
We use 3M 9080 for all the non-waterproof and waterproof strip, some customers request other 3M adhesive with better stickiness or better thermal conductivity, that’s available as well.
Step 10. Inspection
Our quality-control department will perform a final check on every strip reel to ensure consistent light color as well as good appearance.
Step 11. Packaging
Now the final product is ready for packaging. The standarder packaging for light strips is reel + anti-static bag. Each bag will attach a corresponding label to indicate the specifications of the light strip. We welcome customer to design their own label.
LED strip lights go through a rigorous manufacturing process, and after several thorough testing procedures, the end consumer can finally get the best quality led strip lights. Before the purchasing, make sure LED strips’ components are of high quality.
We hope this article answers your queries regarding the manufacturing process of LED strip lights and helps you choose the best LED strip light for your lighting projects.