The Difference Between SMD LED Displays and DIP LED Displays

What is SMD and DIP

Dual In-line Package (DIP) is an electronic component package that has a rectangular enclosure and two rows of parallel electrical connection pins. It looks like a mini-bulb. The package is either placed into a socket or through-hole mounted to a printed circuit board (PCB).

In SMD, electronic circuits can be created using surface-mount technology (SMT), in which the components are soldered directly on the surface of printed circuit boards. A surface-mount device is an electrical device constructed in this manner. SMD chips have a flat top.

Below, let’s a take a look at some differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each type of LED display.


SMD vs. DIP Comparison

Each pixel is one bulb with short feet on each bulb. Each pixel is composed of three separate RGB LED bulbs, with two lengthy feet on each bulb.
Bulbs are mounted on a PCB. Manufacturing includes through-hole soldering.
 Good for Wave soldering. Good for cold soldering.
The brightness of an outdoor SMD LED display typically ranges between 6,000 and 8,000 nits. Better heat dissipation and greater durability as a result.
Great for small pitches—as small as 0.9mm. DIP LED displays with regular brightness achieve 8,000–12,000 nits.
Greater resolution. 1/3 less power consumption than SMDs.
Fast manufacturing and low production cost. Smallest pitch available is P8mm.
The viewing angle of SMD LED displays is large, reaching H160° and V160°. Supports H120° and V60° viewing angle.
Perfect  for both indoor and outdoor  applications. Perfect for outdoor applications.
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