Solderless termination of Chip-on-Board (CoB) LEDs

TE's LUMAWISE LED holders mechanically secure and electrically connect CoB LEDs to a luminaire without the need to solder allowing the LED to be directly attached to a PCB or heat sink using a few standard screws.

Product Features

  • Solderless electrical connection to LED
  • Integrated poke-in wire termination
  • Snap-in LED retention on some versions
  • Alignment features simplify installation
  • Easy attachment of secondary optics
  • High-reflectivity polymeric housing materials
  • Wide operating temperatures

Our LUMAWISE Type Z LED holders provide a quick and easy solderless connection to COB-LED arrays and are designed to enable customers to develop Zhaga compliant modules. Standard and low profile Type Z50 LED holders feature snap-in LED retention that secures the LED in the holder during assembly and ensures proper positioning in the fixture. Offered with or without optics attachment features, the Type Z LED holders are available in a configuration to suit your needs. The optics attachment version functions with LEDIL optics to provide the lighting designer with beam shaping flexibility in spot and downlight applications.


Our LUMAWISE Scalable LED holders enable connectivity to a wide range of LED arrays and are available in pre-assembled one piece & two piece configurations for ultimate design flexibility. The two piece design utilizes the same part for both positions and it’s scalability makes it broadly applicable to multiple commercially available LED arrays. Designed with the future in mind, the Scalable LED holder platform is readily adaptable to tomorrow’s LED arrays. The inherent flexibility of the platform allows accommodation of a virtually infinite range of LED package sizes and plating materials


  • Spot Lights
  • Track Lights
  • Recessed Downlights
  • High Bay Lights
  • Retrofit Lamps
  • Wall Sconces


We are a participating member of the Zhaga Consortium, an industry-wide cooperation enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources and simplifying LED applications for general lighting. TE partners with the leading LED and optics manufacturers in the industry to bring you connectivity solutions for your specific choice of LED array.

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Alexander Hunt III, Product Manager for TE Connectivity solid state lighting discusses solderless termination of LED arrays. See how TE makes connectivity easy by enabling adoption and development of solid state lighting that incorporates LED arrays.

Offering higher level of integration via a solderless connection to array and chip-on-board (COB) LEDs, our LUMAWISE LED holders mechanically secure and electrically connect the LED to a luminaire without the need to solder. Sockets allow the LED to be directly attached to a PCB or heat sink using a few standard screws. We provide a broad range of solderless LED holders that provide fixture designers an easier way to integrate LEDs into their designs.  The scalable, Type Z and custom holder platforms each offer the designer a unique suite of features and benefits. Our LED holders form the core of the fixture ecosystem by integrating LED electrical, mechanical, thermal, and optical interconnectivity.  These holders can accelerate time to market, minimize applied costs, facilitate easy integration, and improve assembly efficiency when compared to traditional methods of LED integration.