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BJB Offering Innovative X-Ray CT-Services to Companies
October 14, 2019 0

For some time, BJB has been operating its x-ray computed tomography laboratory for its own purposes. This innovative service and technology is offered also to other companies. The unique system can accommodate any parts from a wide variety of materials up to a height of 750 mm, a diameter of 265 mm and a weight of 50kg. Most importantly, we can measure with a reproducible accuracy of up to +-5 um and can recognize details down to one micrometer.

BJB's, due to our engineering expertise, has better control of the quality and safety of materials, along with the parts and components before the start of series production. We now provide our innovative CT solutions and cost-efficient services to other companies.

Our CT Laboratory: Layer by Layer 3D Views

X-Ray computed tomography is familiar to most from a medical perspective. But it is also increasingly gaining ground in the industrial sector as a non-destructive analysis technology for the internal and external geometries of any test samples made of plastic, metal, ceramics, or other materials.

The system in our CT laboratory provides internal views layer by layer via a 3D volume model and provides detailed information, even for complex assemblies. Each of these details can be closely examined. Weak points and errors can be clearly identified. For instance:

  • Weak points and errors can clearly be identified
  • Dimensional tolerances, in incorrect, can be identified immediately
  • Were any components deformed during product assembly?
  • Are there voids in injection-molded plastic components were there should not be?

A CT analysis answers these and many other questions. Precise internal views give designers important information and speed up the product development process considerably. From dimensional measurements to the initial sample test report, this method also shortens the approval process.

From a technical point of view, computed tomography involves the computation of a three-dimensional volume model of the test object from a large number of two-dimensional x-ray images by means of complex mathematical calculations. This volume model consists of small individual volume elements, so-called voxels, which contain relative density information on the test object, thereby providing information on all external and internal geometries

The primary menu below provides an overview of the various analysis methods available:

  • Radiography Test: A simple x-ray image can help to solve many issues. Do you have components or assemblies which you would like to examine by non-destructive means? It is possible, for example, to carry out assessments of assembly situation
  • Slice Analysis: Tomographic slices enable a test piece to be examined slice by slice. The system calculates slices of a certain thickness through the test piece at specific intervals.
  • Defect Analysis: Air pockets in plastic parts are usually unwelcome. The resultant weakening of the material causes the plastic to break or leads to a reduction in dielectric strength. Through the automatic identification of imperfections in a test piece, it is possible to make a very rapid assessment of the distribution and porosity of the test piece.  Defects are displayed in colour in the volume model.
  • Wall Thickness Analysis: In order to save on material, plastic parts are being designed with ever thinner walls. Wall thickness analysis can be performed to investigate the wall thicknesses of your components. On a model of your test piece, the wall thickness is analysed with an angle of aperture to be determined and is displayed in a false-colour representation of the test piece.
  • Target-Actual Comparison: The target-actual comparison results from the superimposition of the measured volume model or surface model and the CAD dataset from your design department. The model obtained from the test piece is superimposed on the CAD model by means of a specific alignment logic. In the second step, the deviation between the model obtained and the CAD specification is calculated and displayed via a false-colour model of the test piece. The colours represent a certain deviation on the basis of a freely selectable scale. 
  • Measurement: Measurement is done for CAD-referenced measurement, ISTR-Initial Sample Test Report, and Creation of surface models / Reverse Engineering.
  • Service Portfolio & Measurement: The system can accommodate any parts from a wide variety of materials up to a height of 750 mm, a diameter of 265 mm and a weight of 50 kg. We can measure with a reproducible accuracy of up to +-5 μm and can recognize details down to one micrometre.

To contact an expert at BJB who can help you learn more, please contact our CT Specialists! They look forward to assisting you.

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Appliance Lighting Solutions, BJB – Technology for Light
What You May Not Know About BJB’s 150 Year Historic Impact on Lighting
October 13, 2019 0

As the lighting technology continues to evolve, there's one company that's been influencing the industry for over 150 years. That company is BJB. We have been making technology for light since 1867, since petroleum gas was the single source of light, via oil lamps.

It Began with Petroleum Lighting

And it was BJB that produced the necessary accessories, notably the "Kosmos" and "round wick burner". In our initial phase, BJB focused on manufacturing complete petroleum lamps. But eventually, we chose to focus on accessory components, which put us on our historic path to becoming the current world market leader.

Light Goes Electric and so goes BJB

As electricity rapidly spread, a new age was upon us. Major changes impacted the industry. With the evolution to electric, BJB gradually developed the electrical "Bridge to Light", a parallel to our accessory components business within petroleum lights. BJB first produced lamp bases and then, as a result of standardization, the matching lampholders.

First came incandescent lamps, which were later followed by fluorescent, halogen and the various forms of discharge lamps. As the market rapidly evolved, BJB was at the forefront of quality and innovation. BJB earned the title of 'world market leader'.

LED is Here to Stay

Another technical revolution is upon us, and it's called LED. New concepts and flexible innovative designs are possible due to their structural forms and low thermal output. And again, the market had to rethink their position...and the same was true for BJB. New technological solutions were developed for the electrical connection, installation, and fixing of LED boards and COB modules. We are on the cutting edge of LED innovation and automation, as our modular accessory systems enable OEMs to produce individual solutions from electrical, mechanical, and optical components.

Trust from a Historic Brand

No other brand in the lighting industry has established the trust between our partners and clients the way BJB has. No other lighting industry brand has over 150 years of established experience, leading the way with innovative lighting solutions not just through decades, but over a century of historic innovation. Trust is earned by developing quality products that have a high return on investment for our partners. And BJB is proud to continue to lead the way after all these years. And that's why we continue to be 'Technology for Light'.

For information on how BJB can help your business, please visit our website at BJB.com. You also can contact us directly using this FORM!

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BJB – Technology for Light, BJB Automation, Board-to-Board Connectors, Events & Trade Shows, Lighting Components
BJB’s Innovative LED Concepts Shined at This Years Technology Day
October 11, 2019 0

What a successful day it was at this years Technology Day, hosted by Osram. BJB was thrilled to showcase our innovative LED solutions, discussing our exciting advances with event participants.

The key points of the event were:

  • The continuous challenges the industry is facing with advances in smart lighting
  • Conversations surrounding applications that are pushing innovation: smart lighting, horticulture lighting and tunable white / HCL
  • A diversity of featured speakers that focus on market development, technology, and capabilities of the partners of LL4U

The event provided a tremendous networking opportunity for all with the Technology Day partners providing extensive value to the visitors. The exhibition highlighted the full value chain around lighting, featuring various components to LED lighting and what is now available and vital for the luminaire manufacturer.

For more information on how BJB can help you, please visit our website at BJB.com. From components, to optics, to automation, BJB provides 'technology for light'. With three business units. BJB operates worldwide in the markets for luminaire manufacturing, domestic appliance lighting and automation in the lighting and appliance industries.

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BJB Automation, Board-to-Board Connectors, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
Signify & BJB Develop Industry Leading Holder to Make Exchanging LED Boards Effortless
September 29, 2019 0

Together with Signify, we have developed a holder that makes it easy to exchange LED boards. While this product is not yet available to the public, we are excited to showcase it, as published on the Signify homepage.

The product, Fortimo InstantFit LV1, is currently in Pre-Launch. This revolutionary breakthrough ensures that an LED troffer containing it will never have to be scrapped on account of the light source. Replace simply by snapping into connector on the fixture. This enables late stage fixture configuration at factory, RDC, distributor, or even in the field. Fortimo InstantFit LV1 comes with a range of performance levels both in 2ft and 4ft options; and the rigid aluminum frame provides excellent thermal performance and ease of assembly.

Our innovative system has been selected for the 2019 IES Progress Award, and we are very excited about that!

The IES Progress Award

Watch the video on our BJB LED Quick Connect System:

What's New:

  • High energy efficacy of up to 170lm/W at nominal conditions
  • Available in three performance levels for both 2ft and 4ft lengths
  • Rigid module for easy assembly
  • Excellent thermal performance
  • 3 SDCM color consistency

Benefits:

  • Field replaceable modules according to Zhaga Book 21 enabling late stage configuration and peace of mind
  • Quick assembly without screws
  • High energy efficacy and long lifetime1
  • 5-year limited system warranty with Advance Xitanium LED drivers2

BJB'S LED BOARD QUICK-CONNECT SYSTEM:

The board connector is clipped into the luminaire housing. The key feature is the LED boards, which can be installed or exchanged as easily as conventional lamps. BJB supplies the appropriate PCB connector for the purpose. A metal spring securely snaps to hold the LED board in place.

To remove the LED board, simply release the springs for fast and simple board replacement. A clever and unique solution and a  significant advantage for board installation and replacement.

The wiring is hidden from sight in the luminaire housing.

Suitable for the new LED board generation and in conformity with draft Zhaga Book 21 e.g. Fortimo Instant Fit from Philips.

ADVANTAGES OF THE SYSTEM:

- Ideal for reliable fixing and connection of LED boards
- Quick installation and replacement of circuit boards without tools 
- Wiring inside the luminaire housing means no disruptive components in the light emission area
- Suitable for seamless applications due to continuous pitch
- Upgradeable due to easy replacement when new LED boards become available
- Reduction in number of versions and capital tie-up due to “late stage finishing”
- Suitable for automatic wiring via push-in wiring
- Wires can be released by twisting and pulling
- Ideal for use in circular economy initiatives

VISIT THE BJB'S WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION HERE:

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BJB – Technology for Light, Events & Trade Shows
Osram is Hosting “LED Lighting for You” – BJB Participates in Technology Day on October 10th
September 29, 2019 0

LED technology is aggressively evolving every day. Most people, when they think LED technology, think in terms of only 'energy-efficient' and 'long-lasting'. However, there's so much more to LED technology with the focus on digitization, network, and automation. New improvements and 'innovative concepts' continue to move the industry forward, and automation and technology continue to improve year-over-year. BJB continues to be a market leader within the LED lighting marketplace and it's one of the reason we are participating in Osram's Technology Day.

Technology Days offer a full day program on current topics in lighting and light technology. It is conducted cooperatively with relevant industry partners (see below graphic). Implementation - oriented and practical, manufacturer-specific solutions are presented here in the context of specialist lectures and workshops.

Presenting partners will focus and collaborate on:

  • New trends and developments within the industry
  • What's new about LED and its applications?
  • What should we be focused on?

And our experts will take your questions with personalized conversations.

  • To learn more about this exciting event, watch the below video or check out their website here at Lichtforumnrw.

Participating Partners: 

The Partners at Technology Day

About BJB:

With three business units, BJB is today active worldwide in the lighting manufacturing, home appliance lighting and automation markets in the lighting and appliance industry. Our offer as a supplier and development partner today includes a broad portfolio of products and services for a variety of topics.  Driven from the inside of our company, we have expanded our technological expertise with the change to LED light and bring in our many years of experience in the development of innovative products and systems.

 We pave the way to an LED application, design the light in household appliances and help companies rationally manufacture their products. In addition, with our worldwide sales network and locations on all continents, we are also optimally geared to the requirements of our customers. Visit us at BJB.com for all of our product offerings.

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Events & Trade Shows
Visit BJB at the Hong Kong International Lighting Exhibition in October
September 29, 2019 0

BJB is proud to be once again participating in this years Lighting Exhibition in Hong Kong beginning October 27th. Switch on the lights for a world of business opportunities as the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), and the concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo return in 2019! The two fairs feature over 3,120 global exhibitors, showcasing the latest innovations from commercial and residential lighting to smart solutions, outdoor lighting, advertising and signage.

We will be showcasing products to help our customers create efficient luminaires in the most efficient manner. At BJB, we call this "Technology for Light" - or more specifically, "Technology for your Light". Our primary objective is to help our customers with their unique lighting needs, from components, to optics, to automation.

To register for the fair, and get your free e-Badge, go to the Hong Kong Lighting Fair website today!

About BJB:

With three business units, BJB is today active worldwide in the lighting manufacturing, home appliance lighting and automation markets in the lighting and appliance industry. Our offer as a supplier and development partner today includes a broad portfolio of products and services for a variety of topics.  

Driven from the inside of our company, we have expanded our technological expertise with the change to LED light and bring in our many years of experience in the development of innovative products and systems. We pave the way to an LED application, design the light in household appliances and help companies rationally manufacture their products. In addition, with our worldwide sales network and locations on all continents, we are also optimally geared to the requirements of our customers. For more information, visit our website at BJB.com

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BJB & Repro-Light Consortium Aim to Transform the European LED Industry
September 17, 2019 0

Since 2017, BJB has been participating in an exciting project that aims to 'revolutionize the European lighting industry by 2020'. The Repro-Light project, in conjunction with the European Commission's Horizon 2020 work programme, is creating the 'Luminaire of the Future', directly focused on re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED based lighting systems.

As noted in the projects original press release, 'this project will harness innovative technologies and materials to implement a never attempted before modular luminaire architecture, a smart production scheme and also the development of a reconfigurable customized LED luminaires, which will create the 'Luminaire of the Future.'

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Bringing together leading experts within the industry, BJB is just one of the premiere members of the consortium working on this innovative project. The combined power of Trilux, Rohner Engineering, Mondragon, Luger Research, IREC, Grado Zero, Bartenbach, and BJB will provide not just influence but actionable results in moving the Repro-light project forward.

The initial phase of the project focused on analyzing the customers needs and technical requirements. Understanding the perception of how workers perceive lighting in the workspace was an important first factor in assessing next steps. A survey, conducted by Repro-Light in early 2019 revealed that 'current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs'.

Download Survey Here

The results of the overall first survey proved that change is required in the working environments, both in industrial spaces and in offices, and that the overall community is ready for major changes in lighting transformation.

The latest focus of Repro-Light has been to assess the 'Life Cycle and Sustainable Development of Lighting' As part of the project, the IREC, an energy research institute in based in Spain, has been looking to focus their research into the design of luminaries to contribute to sustainable development.

Additionally, BJB is bringing our historic knowledge about mechanical, electrical and thermal interfaces including the flexible automated production for new LED lighting systems. Within this project, the concept for a socket-connector system is developed in respect of special requirements for interchangeable intelligent light modules, giving BJB the opportunity to use these synergies in Reprolight.

BJB has developed and implemented more than 160 automated production lines for worldwide customers in the lighting and domestic appliance industry. We are also an active member in the national and international stadardization committees like IEC and Zhaga. The experience of our innovations and iconic experience will stand out within the Repro-light project.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768780.

The Consortorium Partners

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Events & Trade Shows, Lighting Components
BJB Featured at the DALI SUMMIT 2019 in Austria as Part of the First Zhaga-D4i Compatible Products
September 9, 2019 0

DiiA has announced that it will hold its first DALI Summit in Bregenz, Austria, on September 25th, 2019. This new event, launched by DiiA in collaboration with the organizers of LpS and TiL, will provide a focused, in-depth, one-day examination of all aspects of DALI.

The DALI Summit 2019 will cover the capabilities and features of DALI; the changes to be found in DALI-2; applications and case studies, including practical information for specifiers and installers; the new DiiA specifications on intra-luminaire DALI; how DALI fits in the wider world of connected lighting and IoT; and last but not least the joint certification program with Zhaga.

The event highlights BJB's D4i compatible products (our receptacle). To learn more about our specific capabilities, visit us HERE!

https://www.bjb.com/en/Outdoor-Lighting-Connectivity-Interface

To learn how you can attend the event, read all about it here and make sure you get your tickets! VIEW EVENT PRESS RELEASE

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Appliance Lighting Solutions, Events & Trade Shows, Uncategorized
IFA Berlin Starts September 6th – Don’t Miss The Experience!
September 4, 2019 0

It's that time of year when prominent international decision makers from the fields of consumer electronics, home appliances and related industries share their personal visions, all at this years IFA Berlin!

Get inspired by disruptive ideas by participating and visiting this years IFA, which also highlights new and exciting features within the domestic appliance industry. It's all about technology, fun, and innovation at IFA, from 06 – 11 September 2019. And, once again, the world's leading brands of consumer electronics and home appliances will present a record number of new products. Experience the future at this exciting event!

As many of you know, BJB is a world leader in providing light fixtures for ovens and other major appliances. Every appliance has it's own characteristics, and BJB makes them easy to see. From Cooker hoods, to ovens, to microwaves, appliance lighting is one of the many things that we excel at! And today's lighting is nothing like the past.

With the dramatic changes in domestic appliance lighting, we have always strived to stay ahead of the LED curve. Refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers all have their unique rendering. At BJB, we make it possible in terms of color rendering, performance and efficiency to significantly exceed anything that conventional lighting offers.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT BJB DOMESTIC APPLIANCE PRODUCTS

But the role of domestic appliances themselves has also changed. In the past, they were simply referred to as “white goods”. Now, large kitchen appliances and fittings have become a specific feature of our lifestyle. The kitchen is now a livingspace in many homes, with appliance as the predominant features within kitchens. When appliances are showcased in a contemporary fashion, they had value to the entire home experience. And it's modern LED lighting, and the fixtures that BJB engineers that make this experience come to life.

GOOD LIGHT MAKES DOMESTIC APPLIANCES BETTER

In large domestic and kitchen appliances, good light represents a new dimension in the perception of quality. For designers, developers and manufacturers it is therefore becoming a new distinguishing feature and "visible" evidence of innovative thinking.

BJB makes quality visible! With this approach and our decades of experience with lighting technology and domestic appliance lighting, we cover all stages of product development with our own resources - from the idea through to series production.

VISIT US AT HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BJB AND THE POWER OF OUR SOLUTIONS!

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Visit BJB in Moscow at Interlight 2019 – September 10th!
September 3, 2019 0

At BJB, we continue to traverse the world, highlighting our components, optics, and automation that light the world. Join us September 10th, as we feature our products that offer appropriate solutions for businesses, helping you create luminaires as easily and efficiently as possible.

Our team can't wait to see you this year, in Moscow!

For information on how BJB can help you, we will be in the Hall: Forum - FE30 - so please stop by to see our presentation!

Join Us In Pavilion F:E30

Learn more about the power of BJB solutions by visiting our website - and see how we can help you with:

  • Products for spots and downlights
  • Optics and light control
  • Products for linear lighting
  • Light for urban farming
  • Automation in luminaire production

Please contact us at info@bjb.com if you need any assistance!

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