Electrical

A Simple Guide To LED Light Engines

While the term light engine may not be a household term, it is very commonly used with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) as well as fabricators and designers. In its most basic form, a light engine is very similar to a standard light or lamp in that it is a stand alone option to produce light.

The Basics

With LED light engines, the components involved are a bit more complex. There will be a LED chip that is mounted to a circuit board. The circuit board will have an electrical connection to bring in power to the LED light as well as the physical or mechanical aspects needed to secure the light engine into the system or the luminaire.

In more complex types of LED light engines, there isn’t just one LED chip and one light; there can be multiple chips and lights all working through the same system. Think of these a modules that can be used in a wide variety of applications to provide specific types of lighting, particularly where there are standards for lighting systems that have to be met.

Efficiency Factors

In general, LED light engines are more energy efficient than other lighting options. Overall LED lights are more efficient and draw less power to operate, which the configuration of the light engine also offers power and energy saving options.

In addition, the LED lighting is compatible with the most current type of fixtures and systems, which means that is it possible to integrate the LED light engines without needing to completely upgrade or renovate current lighting systems.

These light engines can be used in a wide variety of applications. You will find them in retail outlets, for street lighting and architectural lighting both indoors and outdoors. As they can be fully customized, they are a very effective and long-lasting option to consider for any lighting requirements.

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