LED or COB? Shedding Light on Promotional Flashlights to Choose

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Promotional flashlights can mean big business when it comes to promoting your business and getting a useful tool into the hands of prospective customers that will remind them of your company name. Flashlight technology has advanced significantly in recent years leaving some marketers wondering what type of promo flashlight to hand out at conventions and tradeshows. LED or COB? Let PrintGlobe shed a little light on the subject…

LED (light-emitting diode)

More effective and efficient than old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, light-emitting diodes (or LEDs for short) have become the preferred technology for the inner workings of promotional flashlights. LEDs are a semiconductor-based light source that emit light when current flows through them. LEDs improve upon incandescent bulbs by using less energy, lasting longer, being more compact and having a faster switching speed (think strobe effects).

COB (chip on board)

Chip-on-board (COB) arrays are basically multiple smaller LEDs arranged in a round pattern to allow for better heat dissipation than a single larger LED but with comparable luminous output. They are frequently found in a cylinder shape — perfect for promotional flashlights — producing a yellow light which leads to the nickname “corn cob lights.” The technology originated on computer chips and electronic packaging but has proven to be incredibly efficient for flashlights as well.

Let PrintGlobe Turn on Your Promotional Flashlights

So whether you choose LED, COB or some other style of promotional flashlights or lanterns, look to PrintGlobe for a wide selection of illumination tools. From hand crank flashlights and outdoor lanterns to LED pens and keychain attachments, PrintGlobe features the promo products that will make your company shine!

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