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BJB’s Innovative LED Concepts Shined at This Years Technology Day
October 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm 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 at 6:14 pm 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

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BJB & Repro-Light Consortium Aim to Transform the European LED Industry
September 17, 2019 at 8:21 pm 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.'

VISIT REPRO-LIGHT HERE

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.

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Visit BJB in Moscow at Interlight 2019 – September 10th!
September 3, 2019 at 4:15 am 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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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 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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BJB Automation – Linear Luminaire Assembly
July 31, 2019 at 1:43 pm 0

At BJB, we develop every product from the ground up. Step by step from the idea to the series. This includes prototypes for the presentation and testing of design and function.These prototypes can be pure conceptual models, geometry studies or prototype prototypes with all the technical properties of an end product. 

After the idea comes the prototype

Nothing happens without our team of engineers focused on custom solutions for our clients. BJB is leading the way with automation, delivering highly efficient and cost effective solutions within the industry, and that includes our state-of-the-art Linear Luminaire Assembly. 

The hard test of practicality

As the video shows, our automated solutions deliver unmatched speed and efficiency. But it doesn't happen without practical tests to assure quality control and perfection. 

Contact BJB for Automated Solutions

BJB is ready to build and test customized solutions for our clients. Visit BJB.com today and make sure you contact us to help drive economies of scale for your company. 

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BJB Automation, Lampholders, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, SMD Terminal Blocks
BJB’s LED Connectors Bridges 150 Years of History Into the 21st Century
July 23, 2019 at 8:48 pm 0

Not your grandfather's lighting technology company anymore, BJB is leading the industry as it transforms into a leader within the LED lighting industry. Employing 150 years of experience and technology, BJB holds an advantage as it deploys LED connectors and LED lampholders worldwide.

What is BJB's Advantage? Experience Alongside Technology

You can't discount BJB's historic experience as a manufacture of lampholders and the worldwide partnerships they've established as they head towards two centuries of unmatched scale and reach. Their history guides their future, as they focus on horticulture lighting, robotics and automation, LED COB holders, and easy-to-use fixing elements, such as their SMD P2F (push-to-fix).

Their strong customer base consisting of large international lighting manufacturers has been the foundation of their growth. And since 2007, as the lighting market shifted from fluorescent lamps to LED, BJB has focused on LED connectors and developing solutions that improve luminarie.

BJB's deep penetration in the conventional lighting industry, as well as its tremendous market share within the appliance lighting industry, has provided a tremendous advantage in providing services to LED clients from a lighting industry perspective.

LED COB Holders Provide Essential Functions

For more than 10 years now, COB connectors and holders from BJB have catered for a wide range of possibilities. In a spot or downlight application, the connector is the central component. It performs essential functions for the COB, providing the heat sink attachment, power feed and reflector interface.

The range currently consists of several product series which are compatible with over 80 % of all COBs available on the world market. The corresponding optics, reflectors and cover plates complete the range.

The BJB LED COB ADVANTAGES

- Permanent contact pressure
- Quick installation
- Various wire routing possibilities (47.360)
- Suitable for 80% of all COBs
- Pre-assembly fixing of COB
- Very flat (47.360 / 47.371)
- Integrated optic and reflector interface
- Suitable for fixing with P2F 28.902 (47.319 / 47.360)
- The most comprehensive range worldwide

CLICK HERE to visit BJB's website for Product Overview or SEARCH HERE for LED Connectors and Holders via COBs or LED Types

Ease of Use & Standardized Technological Advances

BJB LED connectors are highlighted by their ease of use, which uses screw fixing and standard push wire technology that makes soldering obsolete. The LED connectors and LED lampholders featured by BJB offer enhanced flexibility, economies of scale, standardized reflector interfaces, and are future-proofed, hence the luminaire manufacture benefits from reduced assembly and system cost (labor fees).

BJB Automation is at the Forefront of Our Business

Yes, 150+ years of historic influence within an evolving industry has differentiates us from others. But it's our commitment to automation and technology that allows us to lead. At BJB, we continue to offer robots to wire luminaires automatically, designing our components in a way that they can be processed fully in an automated and efficient manner. This extends to our LED components as well as COB connectors, SMD terminal blocks, and LED lampholders. The future of BJB is now! Join us and visit our website to learn more at BJB.com.

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Appliance Lighting Solutions, BJB Automation, Research & Development
BJB Automation in Action for Domestic Appliance Assembly
June 21, 2019 at 12:12 am 0

You have to witness in person the technical evolution that has occurred within the lighting industry. As the leader in household appliance lighting, BJB Automation is at the heart of our future impact on the industry.

Automatic wiring, assembly and testing is at the center of our quality control. Our solutions for the industrial production of luminaires and appliances can simply processes and improve quality.

Inquire today on how BJB can help you and check out our BJB Automation page here!

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