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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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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

VIEW CONNECTORS FOR COBS - SPECS

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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Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
WATCH IT NOW! An Industry Leading Alternative to Screws – BJB’s SMD P2F
July 26, 2019 at 4:35 am 0

Let's just say, this video says it all! Take a look at our innovative alternative to screw fixation of LED Boards.

The Key Features

  • Comes in tape and reel packaging
  • Pre-attachment of the P2F SMD to the LED PCB during the pick and place and reflow process
  • LED PCB is ready for snap in attachment into the fixture either manually or automatically with BJB automation systems
  • Save more than 50% of assembly set-up, saving you time and money

Want More Information? Visit BJB.com and our P2F (Push-to-Fix) product guide!

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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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Board-to-Board Connectors, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics
Looking for Connectors for COBs + Optics and Reflectors? BJB Can Help!
May 13, 2019 at 4:03 am 0

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.

YOUR 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

For a full list of products and reviews, visit BJB HERE!

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Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics
BJB’s P2F (Push-to-Fix) for Optics Stands Out
May 13, 2019 at 3:04 am 0

For easy installation of optics together with LED modules, BJB has you covered. Literally, just one easy step for for assembly of LED modules and optics.

P2F Fixing Element for Optics

The preassembled P2F 28.905 provides the following benefits:

  • Just one step for assembly, as mentioned above, by simply pushing down P2F fixing elment
  • Costly screwing process is not required
  • The contact pressure of 10 N / P2F creates the basis for an optimal thermal management
  • Simple, round cut-out with 4.2 mm in the luminary sheet
  • Package thickness: 3.7 - 5.4 mm
  • Releasable connection

For details, DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

BJB was founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brökelmann, Franz Jäger and Gustav Busse. The business began as a factory for petroleum lamps and developed into a company which manufactured components for establishing the connection between power supply and light. Today, BJB is a lighting technology brand which supplies innovative solutions to the lighting and domestic appliance industries worldwide. Visit our website for more information at BJB.com!

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Board-to-Board Connectors, Events & Trade Shows, Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
BJB to Feature Advances in LED Board Exchangeability at Lightfair International 2019 in Philadelphia
May 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm 0

There aren't many companies that have been around for 150 years. According to Business News Daily, there are only 21 American companies that were all started more than 150 years ago and are still thriving today. Companies such as JP Morgan Chase (1799), Jim Beam (1795), and DuPont (1802) are a few of the more recognizable brands.

And, when it comes to lighting technology, there's another company that's historic impact on an industry has thrived the test of time. That company is none other than BJB, founded in 1867 in Germany. They will be headlining this years Lightfair International, in the historic city of Philadelphia. This event is the global epicenter of light, technology, knowledge, and innovation.

Joe Laufer, President of BJB's USA Operations is excited to feature advances in automation and board exchangeability, and they are highlighting a recent partnership with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). Joe Laufer states:

Our solution, in partnership with Signify is to offer a system that allows for quick and easy board exchangeability.  With our system, the board ‘clicks’ into brackets in the fixture (provided by us) which eliminates the need for screws. Further, the electrical connection is made via our connector (see attached brochure below).  Field replacement would take seconds…

Joe Laufer, President - BJB USA

The industry, as a whole, does not seem to be interested in 'field repalaceability' but rather most interested in ease of installation during assembly. He continued:

We decided to display at Lightfair to showcase this product and hope to get a lot of feedback about this innovative solution.

BJB - Technology for Light

For those of you interested in checking out the smartest solution for easy electrical connection of linear LED boards, visit booth #3534 at the fair.

Download the Brochure Today!

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components
Zhaga: The Global Lighting-Industry Organization Standardizing Components of LED’s
April 30, 2019 at 1:27 pm 0

You may wonder why BJB works so closely with Zhaga? When it comes to to the LED, Zhaga is the premiere organization aiming to standardize all components, including:

  • LED light engines
  • LED modules
  • LED arrays, along with holders, electronic control gear (LED drivers) and connectivity fit systems

As outlined at Zhaga.com, LED technology is evolving everyday, and it's imperative to have an industry-wide standard of oversight. Here's a few of the highlights of what this global-lighting organization is successfully accomplishing:

  • Use of Zhaga specifications can provide benefits such as the ability to keep pace with rapid LED technology evolution, flexibility to respond to customer/market requirements, and improved supply-chain management.
  • Zhaga is creating a set of Interface Specifications, known as Books, which define the conditions necessary for interchangeability. Each Book defines one or more components of an LED luminaire by means of the mechanical, photometric, electrical, thermal, and control interfaces of the component to its environment.
  • Products based on several of the Zhaga Books are already in common use in the global lighting market. Zhaga continues to develop new specifications that reflect the needs of luminaire makers and other stakeholders.
  • Zhaga members share their technical expertise in an open, cooperative manner. The consortium is market-oriented and works in the best interests of lighting-industry stakeholders.

An Evolving Organization

Zhaga is creating a series of specifications, known as Books. Each Book defines the interface of one or more components of an LED luminaire. Such components include LED light engines, LED modules, LED drivers, LED arrays, holders, and connectivity fit systems. You can CLICK HERE to review all of the Zhaga Books.

BJB is a Proud Member

There are 110 current members, including BJB, in this industry-wide collaboration - globally. Members include luminaire manufacturers, LED modeule makers, suppliers of materials and components, and testing labs. BJB is one of 20 'Regular Members', as the others are 'Associate Members and Community Members'.

Standards are Our Duty As Framework for Real Innovations in Lighting Technology

Currently, standards and standards are all about LEDs and their use in luminaires. They are energy-efficient, robust, operate maintenance-free and hardly develop heat. In order for these advantages to be fully utilized and for customers to be able to rely on comparably high quality, we must comply with guidelines and standards. Important requirements regulate the compatibility of LED components. In addition there are standards and rules for the safety of lighting products as well as certifications for quality management in operation. All these are tasks we work on permanently.Compatibility: If LED components were a bit more like Lego

Compatibility is imperative to BJB & Zhaga

Currently, we are dealing with an almost unmanageable range of LED components that by no means always match each other. This complicates the situation for both customers and producers. But since 2010, the industrial consortium Zhaga has been a coalition of international producers who have set themselves the goal of improving the interchangeability and compatibility of LED modules and components. In this body BJB is a regular member.

Standardized are LED light engines, LED modules, LED arrays, holders, ballasts and connectors based on mechanical, electrical, thermal and photomechanical parameters.For this purpose, the necessary interface specifications are defined in so-called "books". So far, 18 of these books have been published or in progress. They each deal with a topic, such as Spotlight modules or drivers.

It is obvious that customers benefit from the improved interchangeability of the modules. But the companies involved also have a lot to gain: People who work for Zhaga are at the cutting edge of product development, can respond more flexibly to customer requirements and improve their supply chain management.

For the general safety and quality requirements for lighting technology, there are also the known other international standards and certifications. Specifically in Germany and in the EU, which of course is also binding for BJB, the VDE and the ENEC award should be mentioned in this context.

Compliance with Standards & Innovation: BJB

Compliance with standards and innovation are not mutually exclusive: BJB has proven this time and time again. As a regular member of Zhaga, we are instrumental in shaping international compatibility standards. But beyond that, the long list of national and international certificates confirms the quality of our products and processes: In addition to the ISO 9001 certification and certification by the VDE, these include, among others, the badges CQC (China Quality Certification), cULus (Underwriter Laboratories) and JET (Japan Electircal Saftey & Technology Laboratories).

Adherence to standards, even if not required by law, always takes us a step further: processes are being sharpened, products are becoming more powerful, efficient and offering growing benefits. The pursuit of quality leads at best to innovations that move entire industries. Moreover, they are an important indicator for our customers around the world: they give you the certainty that you can trust these products. Both in terms of safety, as well as the handling and life. Technology for light from BJB - because you know what you have.

An example for many: The definition of socketed linear LED modules acc. Zhaga Book 14, based on BJB's LFS system. More information at  ZhagaLFS system description in the LED Professional

View the Zhaga Certified Products Database from BJB

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BJB – Technology for Light, Board-to-Board Connectors, Fixing Elements/Fasteners, Lighting Components
Connecting Luminaires: BJB Terminal Blocks and Connectors
April 27, 2019 at 2:54 am 0

The main purpose of BJB terminal blocks is to connect luminaires. They have 2 connection sides – one for wiring to the luminaire and one for the external wiring. The latest terminal block generation, Flat-Connect, stands out due to its very low overall height.
In this product range you will find a wide selection of:

- Terminal Blocks (1- 5-pole)
- Rast5 Terminal Blocks
- Connection Elements
- Plug Connectors
- Fused Terminal Blocks
- Accessories

Click for Product Overview & Product List
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BJB – Technology for Light, Board-to-Board Connectors, Fixing Elements/Fasteners, Lampholders, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics, Receptacles, SMD Terminal Blocks
BJB OPTICS – The Perfect Light Distribution & Control
April 26, 2019 at 2:47 am 0

BJB Plastic optics always provide coordinated light distribution and light control in response to customer-specific wishes and expectations.
In the past, BJB has devoted a great deal of attention to the topic of optics in particular. In addition to the classical components, therefore, we have also developed a comprehensive range of optical systems. Various standard products are available ex works. The assembly is carried out simply via snap-in elements, screws or our P2F fixing elements.

The BJB Optics Advantage

- Optics made of PMMA or PC
- Various light control systems
- Diffusors also available
- Easy methods of attachment
- Areas of use range from indoor to outdoor depending on the application

CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT OVERVIEW & PRODUCT LIST

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