- 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.