- lower power consumption*
- less waste**
- fewer production steps
- better heat distribution
- more accurate mixing of colors
- wider viewing angle
- lighter and slimmer
*an experiment comparing SMD (P2.5) versus COB (P2.5) in a 480 x 480 mm cabinet with 1000 nits brightness shows a significant difference in power consumption. SMD used twice as much power.
**a result of the the extra material needed to make the SMD package also increases the resistance and the risk of short-circuit.