LED Lighting and MC-PCBs

LEDs are hot! Not just the biggest trend in lighting, but also require a lot of heat dissipation that standard PCB material just can't handle. So what's the solution? Metal PCBs. Standard PCB material typically has a thermal conductivity of 0.5 W/m K; this is not enough for the current high intensity LEDs. With MCPCB materials you can increase the life of your LEDs with better heat dissipation.

Aluminum Backed LED PCB


San Francisco Circuits has helped many customers with their MCPCB needs and have found the most common questions to be:

  • What's the thermal conductivity of MCPCB material?
  • What is the most cost effective MCPCB?
  • How do you layout an MCPCB?
  • Can I get a different dielectric thickness between the metal and circuit layer?
  • Can I put plated through holes on an MCPCB?
  • Can I do more than one layer with an MCPCB?
  • How quick can a MCPCB be manufactured?
  • What Metals can be used?


The Experts at San Francisco Circuits can help you answer these questions and many more. Need help getting started? Call or E-mail the friendly staff today:

800-SFC-5143 or Sales@Sfcircuits.com

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