There are several factors that can affect solid state lighting in electronic design from stress issues, to packaging-related issues to component-related issues. Design engineers must take these factors into account. There are five key threats that affect the reliability of LED lighting systems in electronic designs:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events, including lightning
  • Transient overcurrent events and surges
  • Current and voltage spikes during hot swapping
  • Reverse voltage effects
  • Over-temperature protection