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LED Board Connectors

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, 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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BJB – Technology for Light, Board-to-Board Connectors, Fixing Elements/Fasteners, Horticulture Lighting, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
What is Vertical Farming? We are glad you asked!
April 23, 2019 at 12:53 am 0

Vertical farming 'is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces, and/or integrated in other structures, such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container.

The modern ideas of vertical farming use indoor farming techniques and controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) technology, where environmental factors can be controlled. One of the most critical components required for successful vertical farming is utilizing special LED lighting systems with spectrums that provide ideal growing conditions. BJB is a leader in providing LED technology for cultivating these 'indoor farms'.

As such, BJB and our LED boards in our modules can be uniquely modified depending on your plants, specifically designed according to the required wavelength. Customers have the flexibility to select the desired LED lighting to achieve the ideal plant growth.

Simplicity of use and space efficiency are two of our major differenciators, as our support elements utilize clip fasteners, and can be removed effortlessly without tools via a plug-socket system.

A few of our Urban Farming Products:

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Horticulture Lighting, LED Board Connectors
BJB Positioned Favorably As Horticulture Lighting Market Expected to Grow to $6.2 Billion by 2023
April 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm 0

As first reported via Cision PR Newswire, 'the horticulture lighting market is expect to grow from USD 2.43 billion in 2019 to USD 6.21 billion by 2023, at an annual growth rate of 20.61%.' In the report, it mentions that the exponential growth is capitalizing on rapid population growth and availability of limited agricultural land.

The report expands on the following:

  • Technology
  • Lighting Type
  • Cultivation
  • Application
  • Geography

BJB is aggressively emerging as a leader within the horticultural space, assisting in developing excellent and efficient technology within the space. The report mentions:

Horticulture lighting systems consist of both hardware and software. Hardware includes lamps, fixtures, reflectors, reflective films, ballasts, and others. Software includes light controlling software, while services such as planning, installation, and maintenance have also been considered in the report. Hardware holds the largest share of the horticulture lighting market compared to software and services as software offerings and services are relatively newer in the market for horticulture lighting.

Additionally, the report highlights the expansive use of LED lights, which is a major focus of BJB:

In 2017, LED lights accounted for the largest share of the horticulture lighting market based on technology since these lights are energy-efficient and also have additional benefits such as low heat, compact size, and a long operational life of 30,000 to 50,000 hours.

Toplighting becomes an industry-wide buzz word

Toplighting is the style of lighting used most within this sector. Within this platform, lamps with 'particular spectrum of light' are positioned above the plants. The story mentions that 'interlighting' is a relatively new concept in horticulture lighting in which lights are placed inside the canopy of high-wire plants, which directs and focuses growth-stimulating light on the most vital parts of the crop, such as its leaves and veins. Toplighting, being a traditional method of lighting, holds a larger share of horticulutre lighting market

Why BJB is Leading the Way in Urban Farming Technology?

BJB is aggressively working within the vertical farming industry and has the products to provide the most innovative lighting systems within the industry. Advances in the LED technology, BJB provides LED modules with red-white light spectrum as well as LED modules with red blue light spectrum and full light spectrums. Our LED boards in our modules can be individually adjusted to your plants according to the required wavelength or customer specification, thus laying the foundation for optimum plant growth.

BJB LED Modules are Simple to Use, Reducing Labor

The BJB LED modules are attached quite simply by means of appropriate support elements with clip fasteners. They can be removed without tools, simplifying the entire process, saving you time and money. The 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, one to two additional shelves can be installed, thereby providing more room for plants. Additionally, BJB's LED modules meet the requirements of protection class IP66 and are therefore adequately protected against strong jets of water, allowing us to achieve optimum performance and service life even under difficult conditions.

View BJB's LED Modules Below - 37.132 - Urban Farming / Horticultural

  1. Urban Farming LED Modules with 628mm length (red/white and red/blue)
  2. Urban Farming LED Modules with 1228mm length (red/white)
  3. Urban Farming LED Modules with 1228mm length (red/blue)

For more information on how BJB can you within the Urban Farming or Horticultural industry, please CONTACT us today!

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