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August 2019

Appliance Lighting Solutions, BJB – Technology for Light, Horticulture Lighting, Vertical Farming
BJB Attending the African Agri Investment Conference in South Africa, Focused on Vertical Farming Modules
August 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm 0

BJB is excited to showcase our 'vertical farming modules' at the African Agri Conference in November.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agri-food investment in Africa. Bringing together over 700 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project z, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro and food processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.

From Their website: https://www.agri-indaba.com/

Organzied by the African Agri Council in partnership with African governments and government agencies, the Indaba delivers a unique mix of decision makers from across the agri value chain making it the most effective place to conduct business in the sector.

BJB is a major player within the vertical farming industry. Here's why our products stand out: 

The Perfect Light for Any Plant

The LED boards in our modules can be individually adjusted to your plants according to the required wavelength or customer specification, thus laying the basis for optimum plant growth.

Simple to Use

The BJB LED modules are attached quite simply by means of appropriate support elements with clip fasteners. They can be removed without tools. Electrical contact is via a plug-socket system.

Very thin, leaving more room for plants

Thanks to their low installation height of 18 mm and a width of 35 mm, the LED modules are very flat and space-saving. As a result, depending on the system in use, 1-2 additional shelves can be installed, thereby providing more room for plants. Standard modules have a length of approx. 1.20 m.

Protection class IP66 – of course

Our LED modules meet the requirements of protection class IP66 and are therefore adequately protected against strong jets of water. This enables us to achieve optimum performance and service life even under difficult conditions

FOR information on BJB and our Vertical Farming Platform, please visit our website here: BJB - LIGHT FOR VERTICAL FARMING

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BJB once again recognized as ‘World Market Leader’ by the Henri B. Meier Business School of the University of St. Gallen
August 16, 2019 at 1:03 am 0

Once again, BJB is proud to be ranked as one of the elite companies in the world for our innovation and product portfolio, specifically as a system supplier for lighting solutions.

Listed amongst the index of world market leaders, this list is compiled annually in cooperation with the Academy of German Global Market Leaders (ADWM), that has created an index that shows which German companies have taken a leading position in their individual markets. The index's specific criteria states: "Global market leaders are companies that are particularly successful in their market segment and are able to show outstanding performance in their field".

BJB - GLOBAL MARKET LEADER - 2018

Against this backdrop, HBM Executive School of Management of University of St. Gallen, Akademie Deutscher Weltmarktfuher (ADWM) and media partner WirtschaftsWoche have developed an unprecedented Global Market Leader Index whose preparation is supported by many companies, like BJB.

To be considered for this prestigious listing, they company must meet the following strict criteria:

  • (Owner)-managed and based to at least 50 % in the German-speaking part of Europe
  • Global market: Operations on at least 3 of 6 continents through company-owned production and/or distribution companies or export activities
  • Annual sales in millions of euros: EUR 50m
  • Market leader: No. 1 or 2 in the relevant global market segment
  • Export/international share of sales: 50 % or more.

BJB is honored to have been selected in 2018 in the category 'systems supplier for lighting solutions.'

Please reach out to BJB today and see how we can help you!

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BJB Automation, Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
BJB’s Push-2-Fix (P2F) and Automation Enhances Production and Performance for Major Lighting OEMs
August 12, 2019 at 9:12 am 0

BJB's P2F (Push-2-Fix) fixing element has become recognized as the highest quality method for attached LED printed circuit boards into lighting fixtures on the market today. Since it's release, P2F has seen a rapid adoption within the leading OEMs (lighting manufacturers) all over the world. With measurable benefits and efficiencies to cost, production and performance, the P2F is setting a higher quality standard for LED board fixation.

Designed for simple, push-in installation, the BJB P2F ensures permanent, contact pressure to the metal housing allowing for excellent heat dissipation. BJB's innovative solution is the industry's first mechanical fixation element specifically designed for optimal attachment of LED PCB light sources, far surpassing metal threaded screws, plastic clips or adhesives.

Moreover, a silicon ring compensates for thermal expansion and mechanical stress, eliminating warping or cracking of the LED board. The electrically insulating connection to the PCB is shock and vibration resistant and there is no need for a torque screwdriver system which has to be calibrated. The P2F can be installed quickly and securely by hand or with the aid of an installation tool.

BJB Automation At It's Best:

The highlights:

  • Quick, push-in installation (manually by hand or with BJB bit tool)
  • Permanent contact pressure (10-24 N)
  • Electrically insulating connection to PCB
  • Shock & vibration resistant
  • 6 color-coded varieties indicate package thickness (1.5 – 4.0 mm)
  • Quick, push-in installation (manually by hand or with BJB bit tool)
  • Permanent contact pressure (10-24 N)
  • Electrically insulating connection to PCB
  • Shock & vibration resistant
  • 6 color-coded varieties indicate package thickness (1.5 – 4.0 mm)

General Product Information:

  • Product Series Number: 28.901.U16X.XX
  • Material: CrNi spring with silicon insulating ring
  • Temp. rating: 80°C
  • Ring diameter: ø 8.0 mm
  • Push-in fixation
  • Suitable for Zhaga certified LED modules.
  • Eliminates potential damage from error prone screw assembly
  • “Floating” connection offsets thermal tolerances of PCB
  • Assembly without any additional tools possible
  • Solutions for automation upon request
  • Easily removable from top

About BJB:

BJB is a world renowned German manufacturer and lighting technology solution provider offering a comprehensive range of products & services: LED modules, COB holders, optical components, PCB fixing elements, SMD connectors, testing and automation solutions. BJB has been a leader in the lighting industry since 1867 and now pioneers innovative solutions for solid-state lighting technology.

Visit www.BJB.com for more product information or Contact Us!

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BJB Automation, BJB Corporate, Research & Development, Uncategorized
BJB Automation Builds Customized LED Board Placement Machine for Delviro
August 9, 2019 at 1:57 am 0

As you know, BJB is a technology company in addition to being a lighting organization. BJB Automation dates back to the mid-1990's, when we created a tool for the automatic wiring of standard components (ADS). Since then, we have continued to develop innovative concepts and systems for industrial automation. Our customers benefit from solutions which improve the efficiency, speed, and quality of production processes.

BJB Automaton - Setting up the Machine at Delviro

Earlier this Spring, BJB delivered the Customized LED Board Placement Machine to Delviro. On Monday, June 3rd, our engineering team from Germany unpacked the machine and spent a week setting up the machine and programming it.

Unpacking the Robot On-site

Once assembled, BJB began to train three of Delviro's employees on operating the product. The trained employees will be the subject matter experts on-site, responsible for training other employees.

Comprehensive Training On-site

The most important elements to learn are how to operate the machine safely and to programming tasks to automatically place LED boards into their fixtures. 

Training on-site

As Joe Laufer, President of BJB USA stated, "BJB is appreciative of our partnership with Delviro Energy, one of the fastest-growing and vertically integrated lighting manufacturers in North America. As part of Delviro's continued efforts to optimize quality and operational efficiencies, we think that BJB's ADS automation systems are a great fit to help continue this trajectory. The training went exceptionally well and BJB is confident that the Delviro employees are comfortable with their knowledge of all aspects of the robot."

We expect complete satisfaction and will support them beyond this install and any future projects.  It is a good start to a BJB/Delviro partnership.  For more information on BJB Production Automation, please contact us here: BJB AUTOMATION.

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Board-to-Board Connectors, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
COB Connectors from BJB Designed for Optimum Performance Using Industry Best Materials
August 7, 2019 at 1:55 am 0

Are you curious how to determine the value of COB connectors? Here are the most important considerations in measuring connectors after many years of service:

  1. Do the contacts last?
  2. Is the material still stable after thousands of cycles and exposure to UV light?
  3. Does the connector outlive the LED?
  4. How easy is installation and assembly?
  5. What about geometrical standardization?

With BJB's 47.360 series of COB connectors, BJB achieves new dimensions in quality and design, exceeding all industry standards for quality and efficiency. From the housing material to the pre-assembly fixing mechanism, a wide range of criteria were considered during development. The result is a product range which meets or exceeds the requirements of the user to a greater extent than ever before. The aim was to guarantee long-term benefits and these COB connectors shine.

The most important advantages are:
•    Overall height only 3.5 mm
•    Diameter 35, 44 and 50 mm
•    Simple pre-assembly fixing mechanism
•    Wiring possible from one or two sides
•    Extensive range of reflector and optics accessories
•    Optional fixing of module with BJB Push-to-Fix fixing elements
•    In conformity with Zhaga Book 11

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Extensive Research and Intensive Testing

The development of this series involved extensive research work and rigorous testing, utilizing BJB’s decades of experience in the field of plastics processing and module assembly with various materials. The objective is to provide a safe and durable connection of insulating and conductive components, like that required for classic lampholders. Overall, there are significant improvements in four important areas: the housing material, the contacting system, the COB pre-assembly fixing mechanism and the design

Flexible Handling of COB Connectors Make Assembly Fast and Easy

In particular, the flexible handling of these COB connectors also facilitates automated assembly processes. This is due to the well-thought-out geometry with wire entry on one or both sides, embedded contacts with silver-plated contact points and a pre-assembly fixing spring which makes adhesive pads for holding the COB’s superfluous. Finally, with the extensive range of reflector and optics accessories available, luminaire manufacturers can assemble finished modules for spot and downlights very quickly and easily.

For additional information please visit www.bjb.com for more product information or contact for samples at info@bjb.com for Europe and at sales@bjb.com for US.

About BJB:

BJB is a world renowned German manufacturer andlighting technology solution provider offering a comprehensive range of products & services: LED modules, COB holders, optical components, PCB fixing elements, SMD connectors, testing and automation solutions. BJB has been a leader in the lighting industry since 1867 and now pioneers innovative solutions for solid-state lighting technology.

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BJB Proud to Recycle 84% of End-of-Light Lighting Products
August 5, 2019 at 1:53 am 0

At BJB, we take the environment serious. As one of the few companies that has existed for over 150 years, we've seen a lot and we intend on doing our part to maintain a high level of awareness in protecting the environment.

That's why, we are proud to highlight the attached certificate, awarded to us from Lightcycle Retourlogistick und Service GmbH, Germany's leading take-back system for end-of-life lighting products, for our commitment to sustainability.

As part of our sustainable practices, BJB GmbH & Co. KG helped recover 6,663 tons of used lamps, delivering them for proper recycling. By doing so, we continue to help conserve vital resources and are succeeding in working to save costs while simultaneously protecting the environment.

To view this certificate, or more information from BJB, please visit us directly HERE!

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