KR20110073824A - Connecting member for led module and led module assembly including the same - Google Patents

Connecting member for led module and led module assembly including the same Download PDF

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KR20110073824A
KR20110073824A KR1020090130573A KR20090130573A KR20110073824A KR 20110073824 A KR20110073824 A KR 20110073824A KR 1020090130573 A KR1020090130573 A KR 1020090130573A KR 20090130573 A KR20090130573 A KR 20090130573A KR 20110073824 A KR20110073824 A KR 20110073824A
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Abstract

PURPOSE: A connector for an LED module and an LED module assembly with the same are provided to conveniently and quickly LED modules electrically each other using a housing of a conductive connection plate, thereby eliminating a need of a separate connector. CONSTITUTION: An LED module assembly comprises an LED module(10) and a connector(101). The LED module comprises a PCB substrate(11) and a plurality of LED elements(12). The end of the PCB substrate is inserted into an insertion groove(111) in a housing(110). Both ends of a conductive connection plate are coupled with a coupling groove of the housing.

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Connector for LED module and LED module assembly including the same {Connecting member for LED module and LED module assembly including the same}

The present invention relates to an LED module connector and an LED module assembly including the same. More particularly, the LED module in the form of a strip extending in the longitudinal direction can be quickly and easily assembled, as well as at the corners or curved portions of the signboard. The present invention relates to a connector for an LED module that can be easily connected to an LED module, and an LED module assembly including the same.

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have a long life and high efficiency, so they are not only widely used as backlight units of flat panel display devices such as liquid crystal display devices (LCDs), but also improve the identification of signs at night and increase advertising effects. In order to replace the conventional fluorescent lamps and neon lighting is also expanding.

Figure 1 shows an example of the LED module for lighting of the Surface Mount Devices (SMD) type according to the prior art.

As shown, the conventional LED module has a configuration in which a plurality of LED elements 2 are surface mounted on a strip-shaped printed circuit board (PCB) 1. In addition, an upper surface of the PCB substrate 1 is provided with a wiring 3 including various resistance elements and lead wires, and the wiring 3 is electrically connected to a power terminal 4 provided at both ends of the PCB substrate 1. Connected. The power supply terminal 4 is to supply power to the LED element 2 from the outside, and is connected to the connector 5 to receive power or to be electrically connected to an adjacent LED module.

As shown in FIG. 2, the LED module having the above configuration is installed inside a case (not shown) of the signboard and used as a night light means. FIG. 2 shows an example of a typical flat signboard.

Specifically, a plurality of LED modules are provided on the support 6 and although these figures are not shown in the drawings, these LED modules are electrically connected to each other.

By the way, in the case of manufacturing a signboard using a conventional LED module having the configuration as described above, each PCB board 1 must be electrically connected to each other using a connecting means such as a connector ('5' of FIG. 1). Alternatively, the soldering connection must be carried out according to the polarity using a separate cable.

Considering the use of dozens or hundreds of LED modules in the case of a typical signage, the use of the connector 5 or the cable soldering connection as described above is very complicated and cumbersome, and the manufacturing cost is increased. .

Furthermore, there is a complex connection cable and connector (5) between each LED module, so it is necessary to arrange them carefully, otherwise it will block or interfere with the light of the LED element (2) to reduce the lighting effect. do.

In particular, in the case of a so-called channel signboard which manufactures a signboard panel in the shape of a letter or logo, it is difficult to connect the LED module in a densely arranged part, and the wires are also complicated to assemble.

The complexity of these connection sites becomes an inevitable problem because of the configuration in which both the positive and negative wires are present on the upper surface of the LED module.

In addition, in the case of an advertising signboard LED module assembly is required to be able to be arranged freely in all directions according to the advertising text.

The present invention was devised to solve the above problems, and provided with different polarities on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate end, and using the housing provided with conductive connection plates at both ends of the PCB substrate, the LED module can be easily and quickly used. An object of the present invention is to provide a connector for an LED module that can be electrically connected and an LED module assembly including the same.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a connector for an LED module and a LED module assembly including the same, which can be easily connected and can be freely arranged according to an advertisement text.

In order to achieve the above object, the LED module connector of the present invention, a strip-shaped PCB board 11 and the PCB board 11 having upper and lower terminals 15 and lower terminals 16 formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the end, respectively. A connector for an LED module for interconnecting the LED module 10 including a plurality of LED elements 12 provided on the upper surface of the), as long as the insertion groove 111 is inserted into the end of the PCB substrate 11 A pair of housings 110; A conductive upper connection plate 115 and a lower connection plate of a strip shape having both ends coupled to upper and lower portions of the insertion groove so as to be spaced apart from each other so as to be electrically connected to the upper and lower terminals, respectively; And an insulating member 117 interposed between the upper and lower connection plates, wherein the exposed portion of the upper and lower connection plates is configured to bend.

According to the present invention, the upper and lower connecting plates include a bottleneck 128 whose width is relatively narrow.

According to another embodiment of the invention, the upper surface of the end of the strip shape having the first and second upper surface terminals (25a, 25b) and the lower surface of the first and second lower surface terminals (26a, 26b) are formed, respectively. A connector for an LED module that interconnects a PCB board 21 and an LED module 20 including a plurality of LED elements provided on the upper surface of the PCB board 21, and an insertion groove into which an end of the PCB board is inserted. A pair of housings 210 formed with 211; Both ends are coupled to an upper portion of the insertion groove so that the pair of housings are spaced apart, and thus, a pair of first upper connecting plates 215a and a second strip-shaped electrically connecting the first and second upper surface terminals, respectively. Upper connecting plate 215b; Both ends are coupled to the lower portion of the insertion groove so that the pair of housings are spaced apart, and the pair of first lower connection plates 216a and the second pair of strip shapes electrically connected to the first and second lower surface terminals, respectively. Lower connecting plate 216b; And an insulating member 217 interposed between the first upper and lower connecting plates and the second upper and lower connecting plates, respectively, and including the first and second upper connecting plates and the first and second lower connecting plates. The exposed part of the plate is provided with a connector for the LED module, which is configured to bend.

Preferably, the insertion groove 211 is a pair is formed in each of the housing 210.

According to the invention, the upper and lower connecting plates comprise a bottleneck 228 whose width is relatively narrow.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, the upper and lower terminals of the strip-shaped PCB substrate 11 and the lower surface terminal 16 and the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11 are provided A connector for an LED module for interconnecting the LED module 10 including a plurality of LED elements 12, a pair of housings 110 formed with an insertion groove 111 is inserted into the end of the PCB substrate 11 ; A conductive upper connection plate 135 and a lower connection plate 136 accommodated in the upper and lower portions of the insertion groove and electrically connected to the upper and lower terminals, respectively; Flexible upper and lower conductive wires 135 'and 136' electrically connecting the upper and lower connecting plates to each other so that the pair of housings are spaced apart from each other; And an insulating layer 137 formed on an outer circumferential surface of the conductive wire.

According to still another embodiment of the present invention, a strip-shaped PCB board having a pair of top terminals 25a and 25b formed on an upper surface of an end portion and a pair of bottom terminals 26a and 26b formed on a bottom surface of each end 21 and an LED module connector for interconnecting the LED module 20 including a plurality of LED elements provided on the upper surface of the PCB board 21, an insertion groove into which the end of the PCB board 21 is inserted. A pair of housings 110 in which 211 is formed; A pair of upper connection plates 235a and 235b coupled to an upper portion of the insertion groove and electrically connected to the pair of upper surface terminals, respectively; A pair of lower connection plates 236a and 236b coupled to a lower portion of the insertion groove and electrically connected to the pair of lower surface terminals, respectively; A pair of flexible upper conducting wires 135a 'and 135b' electrically connected to the pair of upper connection plates 135a and 135b, respectively; A pair of flexible lower conducting wires 136a 'and 136b' electrically connected to the pair of lower connecting plates 136a and 136b, respectively; And an insulating layer 237 formed on an outer circumferential surface of the conductive wire.

According to another aspect of the invention, the LED module including a strip-shaped PCB substrate formed on the upper surface and the lower surface terminal and the lower surface of the end and a plurality of LED elements provided on the upper surface of the PCB substrate; And a connector for an LED module having the above-described configuration as interconnecting the LED modules.

According to the LED module connector and the LED module assembly including the same according to the present invention, a polarity is provided on the upper and lower surfaces of the end of the PCB board, and the housing is provided with a conductive connection plate at both ends of the PCB board. By allowing the LED modules to be electrically connected quickly to each other, there is no need to use separate connectors or solder cables to polarity as in the prior art.

As a result, the man-hour for manufacturing the LED module assembly by using the connector for the LED module is absolutely reduced, so the advertisement signboard production and maintenance is very convenient and economically advantageous.

In addition, by providing different polarities on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate, the complicated wiring structure in which the wire work is performed on one side is eliminated, and the internal structure of the signboard is neat and there is no fear of blocking or interfering light emitted from the LED element.

In addition, the LED module assembly according to the present invention can be freely arranged in the direction of the LED module according to the ad text or needs in the state interconnected by the connector.

Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. Prior to this, terms or words used in the specification and claims should not be construed as having a conventional or dictionary meaning, and the inventors should properly explain the concept of terms in order to best explain their own invention. Based on the principle that can be defined, it should be interpreted as meaning and concept corresponding to the technical idea of the present invention. Therefore, the embodiments described in the specification and the drawings shown in the drawings are only the most preferred embodiment of the present invention and do not represent all of the technical idea of the present invention, various modifications that can be replaced at the time of the present application It should be understood that there may be equivalents and variations.

3 is a view schematically showing an LED module assembly according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, Figure 4 is an assembly cross-sectional view of FIG.

Referring to the drawings, the LED module assembly of the present invention includes an LED module 10 and a connector 101 for electrically connecting both ends of the LED module.

The LED module assembly is attached to the base (not shown), for example by screws (not shown) or the like. Here, the 'base' refers to the reference plane of the device in which the LED module assembly of the present invention is installed. For example, in the case of a backlight device, the base may refer to the rear wall of the display element, and in the case of a signboard, the side wall of the frame. Such a base is independent of the technical features of the present invention, and it is to be understood that the LED module assembly of the present invention may be applied to various devices, and therefore, there may be various kinds of bases according to its use.

The LED module 10 has a configuration in which a plurality of LED elements 12 are surface-mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) 11 in a strip form, and includes wirings 13 and 14 including various resistance elements and lead wires. It is provided.

The LED module 10 includes a strip-shaped PCB substrate 11 and a plurality of LED elements 12 provided on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11.

The LED element 12 is electrically connected by a wiring so that an external power source is applied. According to a feature of the present invention, wirings 13 and 14 having different polarities are respectively provided on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 11. Is provided.

That is, the anode wiring 13 is formed on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11, and the cathode wiring 14 is formed on the lower surface of the PCB substrate 11. Of course, a negative wiring may be formed on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11 and a positive wiring may be formed on the lower surface of the PCB substrate 11. Hereinafter, in the present specification and claims, the wiring formed on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11 without specifying polarity is referred to as the upper surface wiring 13, and the wiring formed on the lower surface is referred to as the wiring 14.

As described above, the LED elements 12 are electrically connected to the wires 13 and 14 in a state in which wires 13 and 14 having different polarities are formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 11. To this end, as shown, the LED element 12 is connected to the upper surface wiring 13 formed on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11, while the lower surface wiring 14 formed on the lower surface of the PCB substrate 11 is connected. .

The LED module 10 according to the present invention has terminals 15 and 16 connected to the wirings 13 and 14 at both ends of the PCB board 11 so that the LED modules 10 can be electrically connected to adjacent LED modules 10 at both ends. ) Is formed. That is, the upper terminal 15 connected to the upper wiring 13 is formed on the upper surface of both ends of the PCB substrate 11, and the lower terminal 16 connected to the lower wiring 14 is formed on the lower surface of the PCB substrate 11.

The terminals 15 and 16 are extended portions of the wires 13 and 14 and may be viewed as portions having a relatively large area for easy connection.

Preferably, both ends of the PCB substrate 11 on which the terminals 15 and 16 are formed may have a width relatively narrower than that of the remaining portions so that the protrusions 19 protruding in the longitudinal direction may be formed (FIG. 5). Reference). That is, the terminals 15 and 16 are formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the protrusion 19, respectively, and are inserted into the insertion grooves 111 of the housing 110, which will be described later.

In addition, the PCB substrate 11 may be formed with a through hole 18 for fixing to the body case (not shown) or the base plate (not shown) by a fastening bolt (not shown).

According to the present invention, the PCB board 11 of the adjacent LED module 10 is electrically connected by the connector 101, the connector 101, the insertion groove into which the end of the PCB board 11 is inserted A pair of housings 110 having a 111 formed thereon, and a pair of both ends thereof coupled to the pair of housings 110 to contact the terminals 15 and 16 formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 11. Conductive connecting plates 115 and 116.

The pair of housings 110 are formed with an insertion groove 111 into which an end of the PCB substrate 11 is inserted. The insertion groove 111 has a shape corresponding to an end of the PCB substrate 11 to be inserted. Has

The housing 110 is made of an insulating material such as plastic or synthetic resin.

Coupling grooves are formed in the upper and lower portions of the insertion groove 111 in a horizontal direction, and the conductive connection plates 115 and 116 are inserted into and accommodated therein, respectively. Specifically, both ends of the conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 are coupled to the coupling groove of the housing 110, and the remaining portions except the both ends are exposed between the housings 110.

In this case, in the case of the PCB substrate 11 as shown in FIG. 3, both ends thereof are inserted into the insertion groove 111, and as another example, the PCB having the protrusion 19 as shown in FIG. 5. In the case of a substrate, only the protrusion 19 may be inserted into the insertion groove 111 to be fitted with the housing 110.

The pair of conductive connecting plates includes an upper connecting plate 115 that contacts the upper terminal 15 when the PCB substrate 11 is connected, and a lower connecting plate 116 that contacts the lower terminal 16.

According to the present embodiment, the conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 are made of a conductive metal such as copper in strip form.

In this case, since the conductive connecting boards 115 and 116 have some degree of ductility, as shown in FIG. 6, for example, the conductive connecting boards 115 and 116 at corners of two adjacent planes of the signboard frame. Bend at a predetermined angle to interconnect the LED modules 10 installed in these planes.

Such conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 may be inserted into the coupling grooves after the housing 110 is first manufactured, but may be manufactured by insert molding together as an alternative.

Preferably, protrusions 119 are formed on the surfaces of the conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 in contact with the terminals 15 and 16. The protrusion 119 serves to improve contact force with the terminals 15 and 16. The protrusion 119 is formed as a part of the conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 is cut out, and then protrudes in a direction of contact with the terminals 15 and 16 as the cut portion is pressed by a press. The protrusion 119 is preferably made to be elastically deformable.

In addition, an insulating member 117 such as a sponge or synthetic resin is interposed between the conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 to prevent the conductive connecting plates 115 and 116 from shorting to each other.

According to the present invention, an operator who manufactures a signboard or other lighting device arranges and attaches the LED module according to the frame configuration of the signboard or lighting device, and then inserts an end of the PCB board into the housing of the connector for the LED module according to the present invention. By simply connecting can be done. As another alternative, the LED module may be interconnected with a connector for the LED module prior to attaching it to the frame and then proceed.

According to the LED module connector of the present invention, a conductive connecting member which is more easily bent may be employed to freely connect the LED modules arranged in front, rear, left and right, one of such embodiments is illustrated in FIG. 7. Here, the same reference numerals as in the above-described drawings indicate members having the same function.

Referring to the drawings, the pair of conductive connecting plates 125 and 126 provided in the connector for the LED module according to the present embodiment includes a bottleneck 128 whose width is relatively narrowed.

That is, since the connector 102 according to the present embodiment is formed with a bottleneck 128, the conductive connecting plates 125 and 126 are relatively freely bent in all directions, so that the LEDs are arranged in front, rear, left, and right directions regardless of positions. The modules 10 may be interconnected.

The width and size of the bottleneck 128 may be appropriately set in consideration of the size of the LED module and the capacity of the connector.

An insulating member 127 is formed between the conductive connecting plates 125 and 126. The insulating member 127 has the same function as the above-described insulating member 117 and a detailed description thereof will be omitted.

8 and 9 illustrate a configuration of the connector 103 for an LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention. Here, the same reference numerals as in the above-described drawings indicate members having the same function.

Referring to the drawings, the connector 103 according to the present embodiment includes a pair of housings 110 having an insertion groove 111 into which an end of the PCB board 11 is inserted, and the pair of housings 110. A pair of conductive connecting plates 135 and 136 accommodated inside and in contact with the terminals 15 and 16 formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 11 and the connecting plates 135 and 136 are electrically connected. And conductive wires 135 ′ and 136 ′ connected to each other.

The pair of conductive connecting plates each include an upper connecting plate 135 that contacts the upper terminal 15 when the PCB board 11 is connected, and a lower connecting plate 136 that contacts the lower terminal 16. .

The conductive wires 135 ′ and 136 ′ are made of a flexible conductive material, and are electrically connected to a pair of upper connection plates 135 accommodated on the insertion grooves 111 of the housing 110. And a lower conducting wire 136 'electrically connected to a pair of lower connecting plates 136 accommodated in the lower portion of the insertion groove 111.

Preferably, the conductive wires 135 ′ and 136 ′ may be insert molded and fixed to the housing 110 to maintain intimate contact with the conductive connecting plates 135 and 136.

In addition, the conductive wires 135 ′ and 136 ′ have an insulating layer 137 formed on an outer circumferential surface thereof for electrical insulation.

As shown in FIG. 10, the connector 103 for an LED module according to the present exemplary embodiment may easily connect an LED module at an angled portion when connecting a corner portion that is bent horizontally and horizontally. In other words, the flexible conducting wires 135 'and 136' allow the LED module 10 to be arranged freely in all directions.

As described above, by connecting the LED modules 10 with each other, the LED module assembly for lighting production such as a signboard or an interior is completed. The completed LED module assembly may be attached to the inside of the base plate or the main body case.

In addition, the LED module assembly is connected to a cable (not shown) for applying an external power source and a current is applied thereto.

The LED module connector according to the present invention can be easily connected even when a plurality of upper and lower terminals of the PCB board are configured, and a connector for this purpose is shown in FIGS. 11 and 12.

Referring to the drawings, the LED module assembly according to the present embodiment includes an RGB LED module 20 and a connector 201 electrically connecting both ends of the LED module 20 to each other.

The LED module 20 includes a strip-shaped PCB substrate 21 and a plurality of LED elements 22 provided on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 21.

According to the present embodiment, upper and lower wirings 23 and lower wirings 24 are provided on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 21, respectively, which are composed of a plurality of wirings.

More specifically, the top wiring 23 is composed of a first top wiring and a second top wiring, wherein the first top wiring is, for example, a red (R) LED element power supply wiring, and the second top wiring is, for example, The green (G) LED element power supply wiring may be respectively.

Similarly, the lower surface wiring 24 is composed of a first lower surface wiring and a second lower surface wiring, and the first lower surface wiring is, for example, a blue LED element power supply wiring, and the second lower surface wiring is a common wiring. This can be respectively.

The LED module 20 according to the present invention has terminals 25a and 25b connected to the wirings 23 and 24 at both ends of the PCB board 21 so that the LED modules 20 can be electrically connected to adjacent LED modules 20 at both ends. ) 26a and 26b are formed respectively. That is, first and second upper surface terminals 25a and 25b connected to the first and second upper surface wirings are respectively formed on upper surfaces of both ends of the PCB substrate 21, and the first and second lower surface wirings are formed on the lower surface of the PCB substrate 21. First and second lower surface terminals 26a and 26b connected to each other are formed.

The terminals 25a, 25b, 26a, and 26b are extensions of the wirings 23 and 24, and can be regarded as portions having a relatively large area for easy connection.

Preferably, both ends of the PCB substrate 21 on which the terminals 25a, 25b, 26a, and 26b are formed are relatively narrower than the rest of the PCB substrate 21 to form protrusions 29 protruding in the longitudinal direction. Can be done. That is, a pair of protrusions 29 are formed at both ends of the PCB substrate 21 and inserted into the insertion grooves 211 of the housing 210 to be described later.

According to the present invention, the PCB board 21 of the adjacent LED module 20 is electrically connected by the connector 201, the connector 201 is inserted into the insertion groove (the end of the PCB board 21) ( A pair of housings 210 formed with 211 and both ends thereof are coupled to the pair of housings 210 to form terminals 25a, 25b, 26a, and 26b formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 21, respectively. And a pair of upper and lower conductive connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a, and 216b in contact with each other.

The pair of housings 210 are formed with an insertion groove 211 into which an end of the PCB substrate 21 is inserted. The insertion groove 211 has a shape corresponding to an end of the PCB substrate 21 to be inserted. Have

The housing 210 is made of an insulating material such as plastic or synthetic resin.

The insertion groove 211 is a pair is formed in each of the housing 210. Coupling grooves are formed horizontally in the upper and lower portions of each of the insertion grooves 211, and a pair of upper and lower conductive connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a, and 216b are fitted to each other. Specifically, both ends of the pair of upper and lower conductive connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a, and 216b are coupled to the coupling groove of the housing 210, and the remaining portions except the both ends are connected to the housing 210. ) Is exposed between

In this case, as shown in FIG. 11, in the case of the PCB board having the protrusion 29, only the protrusion 29 may be inserted into the insertion groove 211 to be fitted with the housing 210. Here, as the concave portion 29 'is formed between the pair of protrusions 29, the partition wall 211' formed between the pair of insertion grooves 211 of the housing 210 is the recessed portion. And can be combined with 29 '. That is, when the end portion of the LED module 20 is inserted into the insertion groove 211, the barrier rib 211 'is fitted into the recess 29' so that the PCB substrate 21 is closely connected to the housing 210. Can be combined.

The pair of upper and lower conductive connecting plates is a pair of first upper connecting plates 215a and a second upper contacting the first and second upper terminals 25a and 25b when connected to the PCB substrate 21. It consists of a connection board 215b, and a pair of 1st lower connection board 216a and 2nd lower connection board 216b which contact the 1st and 2nd lower surface terminals 26a and 26b.

According to the present embodiment, the pair of upper and lower conductive connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a and 216b are made of a conductive metal such as copper in strip form.

In this case, since the pair of upper and lower connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a, and 216b have some association, for example, the conductive connecting plate is formed at a predetermined angle at the corners of two adjacent planes of the signboard frame. By bending them, the LED modules 20 installed in these planes can be interconnected.

The pair of upper and lower connection plates 215a, 215b, 216a, and 216b may be installed in the coupling groove after the housing 210 is first manufactured, but as another alternative, when the housing is manufactured. It can also be manufactured by insert molding together.

Preferably, the projections 219 are formed on the surfaces of the pair of upper and lower connection plates 215a, 215b, 216a, and 216b in contact with the terminals 25a, 25b, 26a, and 26b. do. The protrusion 219 is a portion of the pair of upper and lower connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a, 216b, and then the terminal 25a, 25b as the cut portion is pressed by a press. Protruding in the direction in contact with (26a) (26b), the projection 219 is preferably made to be elastically deformable.

In addition, an insulating member 217 such as a sponge or synthetic resin is interposed between the pair of upper and lower connecting plates 215a, 215b, 216a and 216b to connect the pair of upper and lower connecting plates 215a. (215b) 216a and 216b are prevented from shorting to each other.

According to the present invention, an operator who manufactures a signboard or other lighting device arranges and attaches the LED module according to the frame configuration of the signboard or lighting device, and then inserts an end of the PCB board into the housing of the connector for the LED module according to the present invention. By simply connecting can be done. As another alternative, the LED module may be interconnected with a connector for the LED module prior to attaching it to the frame and then proceed.

According to the LED module connector of the present invention, a conductive connecting member that is more easily bent may be employed to freely connect the LED modules arranged in front, rear, left and right, one of such embodiments is illustrated in FIG. 13. Here, the same reference numerals as in the above-described drawings indicate members having the same function.

Referring to the drawings, a pair of first upper contact plate 225a and a second upper contact plate 225b and a pair of first lower contact plates 226a provided in the connector for the LED module according to the present embodiment. And the second lower connecting plate 226b includes a bottleneck 228 in which the width thereof becomes relatively narrow.

That is, in the connector 202 according to the present embodiment, as the bottleneck 228 is formed, the pair of upper and lower connection plates 225a, 225b, 226a, and 226b bend relatively freely in all directions. Regardless of the position can be interconnected with the LED module 20 arranged in front, rear, left and right.

The width and size of the bottleneck 228 may be appropriately set in consideration of the size of the LED module and the capacity of the connector.

An insulating member 227 is formed between the pair of upper and lower connecting plates 225a, 225b, 226a, and 226b. The insulating member 227 has the same function as the insulating member 217 described above, and a detailed description thereof will be omitted.

14 and 15 show the configuration of the connector 203 for the LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention. Here, the same reference numerals as in the above-described drawings indicate the same members.

Referring to the drawings, the connector 203 according to the present embodiment includes a pair of housings 210 having an insertion groove 211 into which an end of the PCB board 21 is inserted, and the pair of housings 210. A pair of upper connection plates 235a housed in the upper part and contacted with the pair of top terminals 25a and 25b and the pair of bottom terminals 26a and 26b formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the PCB substrate 21. 235b and a pair of lower connecting plates 236a and 236b, a pair of upper conducting wires 235a 'and 235b' electrically connecting the upper and lower connecting plates, and a pair of lower energizing parts. Wires 236a 'and 236b'.

The pair of upper and lower conductive wires 235a ', 235b', 236a ', and 236b' are made of a flexible conductive material, and the pair of connection plates 235a, 235b, and 236a ( It is preferred that the insert is molded and secured to the housing 210 to maintain intimate contact with 236b).

In addition, the pair of upper and lower conductive wires 235a ', 235b', 236a ', and 236b' have an insulating layer 237 formed on an outer circumferential surface thereof for electrical insulation.

The LED module connector 203 according to the present embodiment can easily connect the LED module at the angled portions when connecting the corner portions bent horizontally and horizontally. That is, the LED module 20 can be arranged freely in all directions by the flexible pair of upper and lower conductive wires 235a ', 235b', 236a 'and 236b'.

As described above, by connecting the LED modules 20 with each other, the LED module assembly for lighting production such as a signboard or an interior is completed. The completed LED module assembly may be attached to the inside of the base plate or the main body case.

In addition, the LED module assembly is connected to a cable (not shown) for applying an external power source and a current is applied thereto.

As a result, the LED module assembly of the various embodiments according to the present invention as described above to ensure the reliability of the connection between the LED modules and at the same time allows the LED module can be freely arranged according to the editorial or signage structure.

As described above, although the present invention has been described by way of limited embodiments and drawings, the present invention is not limited thereto and is intended by those skilled in the art to which the present invention pertains. Of course, various modifications and variations are possible within the scope of equivalents of the claims to be described.

Although the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the following drawings, these drawings illustrate preferred embodiments of the present invention, and the technical concept of the present invention is not limited to the drawings and should not be interpreted.

1 is a schematic perspective view showing the configuration of a conventional LED module according to the prior art.

Figure 2 is a plan view showing an example of manufacturing the assembly of the LED module using a conventional LED module.

3 is a perspective view schematically showing an LED module assembly according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

4 is a cross-sectional view schematically showing an LED module assembly according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

5 is a perspective view showing another example of the LED module according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

6 is a view schematically showing a state in which the LED module is connected by the connector for the LED module according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 7 is a perspective view schematically showing a connector for an LED module according to another embodiment of the present invention.

8 is a perspective view schematically showing a connector for an LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 9 is a schematic cross-sectional view showing a connector for an LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

10 is a view schematically showing a state in which the LED module is connected by the connector for the LED module according to another embodiment of the present invention.

11 is a perspective view schematically showing an LED module assembly according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

12 is a cross-sectional view schematically showing an LED module assembly according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 13 is a perspective view schematically showing a connector for an LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

14 is a perspective view schematically showing a connector for an LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

15 is a schematic cross-sectional view showing a connector for an LED module according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

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It includes a strip-shaped PCB substrate 11 and a plurality of LED elements 12 provided on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11 and the upper terminal 15 and the lower terminal 16 are formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the end, respectively. In the connector for the LED module to interconnect the LED module 10, A pair of housings (110) formed with insertion grooves (111) into which end portions of the PCB substrate (11) are inserted; A conductive upper connection plate 115 and a lower connection plate of a strip shape having both ends coupled to upper and lower portions of the insertion groove so as to be spaced apart from each other so as to be electrically connected to the upper and lower terminals, respectively; And And an insulating member 117 interposed between the upper and lower connection plates. The exposed portion of the upper connection plate and the lower connection plate connector for the LED module, characterized in that configured to be bent. The method of claim 1, The upper and lower connection plate is a connector for the LED module, characterized in that it comprises a bottleneck portion (128) that is relatively narrow in width. A strip-shaped PCB substrate 21 having first and second upper surface terminals 25a and 25b formed on an upper surface of an end portion, and first and second lower surface terminals 26a and 26b formed on a lower surface thereof, respectively; In the LED module connector for interconnecting the LED module 20 including a plurality of LED elements provided on the upper surface of the substrate 21, A pair of housings 210 having insertion grooves 211 into which end portions of the PCB substrate are inserted; Both ends are coupled to an upper portion of the insertion groove so that the pair of housings are spaced apart, and thus, a pair of first upper connecting plates 215a and a second strip-shaped electrically connecting the first and second upper surface terminals, respectively. Upper connecting plate 215b; Both ends are coupled to the lower portion of the insertion groove so that the pair of housings are spaced apart, and the pair of first lower connection plates 216a and the second pair of strip shapes electrically connected to the first and second lower surface terminals, respectively. Lower connecting plate 216b; And And insulating members 217 interposed between the first upper and lower connecting plates and the second upper and lower connecting plates, respectively. And the exposed portions of the first and second upper connection plates and the first and second lower connection plates are configured to be bent. The method of claim 3, wherein The insertion groove 211 is a connector for the LED module, characterized in that a pair is formed in each of the housing 210. The method of claim 3, wherein The upper and lower connecting plate is a connector for the LED module, characterized in that it comprises a bottleneck portion (228) that is relatively narrow in width. It includes a strip-shaped PCB substrate 11 and a plurality of LED elements 12 provided on the upper surface of the PCB substrate 11 and the upper terminal 15 and the lower terminal 16 are formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the end, respectively. In the connector for the LED module to interconnect the LED module 10, A pair of housings (110) formed with insertion grooves (111) into which end portions of the PCB substrate (11) are inserted; A conductive upper connection plate 135 and a lower connection plate 136 accommodated in the upper and lower portions of the insertion groove and electrically connected to the upper and lower terminals, respectively; Flexible upper and lower conductive wires 135 'and 136' electrically connecting the upper and lower connecting plates to each other so that the pair of housings are spaced apart from each other; And And an insulating layer (137) formed on an outer circumferential surface of the conductive wire. A strip-shaped PCB board 21 having a pair of top terminals 25a and 25b formed on an upper surface of an end portion and a pair of bottom terminals 26a and 26b formed on a lower surface thereof, and the PCB substrate 21. In the LED module connector for interconnecting the LED module 20 including a plurality of LED elements provided on the upper surface of the, A pair of housings 110 in which an insertion groove 211 into which an end of the PCB substrate 21 is inserted is formed; A pair of upper connection plates 235a and 235b coupled to an upper portion of the insertion groove and electrically connected to the pair of upper surface terminals, respectively; A pair of lower connection plates 236a and 236b coupled to a lower portion of the insertion groove and electrically connected to the pair of lower surface terminals, respectively; A pair of flexible upper conducting wires 135a 'and 135b' electrically connected to the pair of upper connection plates 135a and 135b, respectively; A pair of flexible lower conducting wires 136a 'and 136b' electrically connected to the pair of lower connecting plates 136a and 136b, respectively; And And an insulating layer (237) formed on an outer circumferential surface of the conductive wire. An LED module including a strip-shaped PCB substrate having upper and lower terminals formed on upper and lower surfaces of an end thereof, and a plurality of LED elements provided on an upper surface of the PCB substrate; And An LED module assembly comprising: a connector for an LED module having the configuration according to any one of claims 1 to 7 as interconnecting the LED module.
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