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The P2F SMD: The Alternative to Screw Fixation of LED Boards
July 29, 2020 0

If you haven't seen it for yourself, you probably won't understand the efficiency of BJB's revolutionary P2F SMD, which has exponentially reduced the time to assemble LED Boards.

VIDEO: See Exactly What We Mean

Key Features:

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

Your Advantages:

  • Permanent contact pressure
  • Quick installation
  • Silicone cushions compensate for thermally induced tolerances (28.901)
  • Installation of connectors and COBs on heat sinks (28.902)
  • Can be used in the SMD process (28.904)
  • Installation of PCBs on extruded profiles

Technical Features:

  • Just one step for assembly of optics and LED module
  • Quick, easy and secure assembly by pushing down P2F fixing element
  • 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 ø 4.2 mm in the luminary sheet
  • Package thickness: 3.7 – 5.4 mm
  • Releasable connection

About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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BJB – Technology for Light, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics, Reflectors
BJB developed an innovative pre-fixation to help the luminare manufacturer in the assembly process
July 21, 2020 0

Innovation at its finest has continued at BJB for decades and we continue to cater to a wide range of possibilities.

We previously noted in a post about our COB's:

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. 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.

Original Post about our COB's

Check out the video and the simplicity in mounting of a BJB COB connector:

Advantages:

  • Permanent contact pressure
  • Quick installation
  • easy connection of the LED COB
  • 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

Our objective always is to attach great importance to the fact that our products are not only technically mature, but also fast and easy to use. We continue to always focus on Technology for Light!

About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Optics
Now listed on mouser.com – our new LED board connector
July 15, 2020 0

BJB's new LED board connector is also available on mouser.com. As we featured on our most last two posts, we recently launched our new 1-click-optic product portfolio, both pitch-dependent and pitch-independent lenses.

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Summarizing the unmatched advantages:

  • 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

See how it works

Our LED board Quick-Connect System according to Zhaga Book 21 is now available. Reach out and let us know how we can help you!

About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Optics
Another look at BJB’s 1-Click-Optic product portfolio: Pitch-Dependent & Pitch-Independent Lenses
July 7, 2020 0

As our last couple of posts have highlighted, we couldn't be more excited to offer our pitch-dependent (35.324) and pitch-independent (35.301) lenses to the public. The 1-click-optic product was designed for excellent light control and flexible applications.

The product is completely screw-free, with integrated fixation clips and positioning pins to keep the LED Boards in place. Moreover, there are 5 light distributions currently available:

  • Narrow
  • Medium
  • Wide
  • Single Asymmetric
  • Double Asymmetric

Watch How It Works!

Let BJB take your luminaires to the next level with the latest in lighting technology!

About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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BJB – Technology for Light, Optics
BJB’s ‘screw-free’ 1-click-optics also now available as pitch-independent for maximum flexibility in light control
July 1, 2020 0

As previously mentioned in our article on June 23rd, BJB announced a new family of single-row optics that are designed for 1-click effortless fixing. And now, we are proud to also introduce our BJB 35.301 series of pitch-independent optics which provide flexibility for luminaire manufacturers to select LED modules ranging from 20-24 mm in width.

Whether using single fixtures or continuous rows of luminaires, BJB optics provide precise lighting performance, essential for meeting the requirements of retail and commercial applications. BJB designed the Single-Row Optics with 1-Click Fixing for optimal performance in the lighting of aisles, corridors, parking garages, warehouses, workstations, and general lighting in supermarkets.

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The single-row, flat optics of the 35.301 series are suitable for LED boards with different LED spacing and open up numerous possibilities for directing the luminous flux thus controlling brightness.

The 2D Fresnel lens structure ensures uniform light distribution regardless of LED type or configuration. The 35.301 optics fit all common LED modules from 20-24 mm width according to Zhaga Book 7 and are optimized for a module thickness of 1.6mm.

A few of the highlights:

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Identical End-to-End Caps on Both Sides
  • These are 1-click fixing for fast assembly
  • Wide range of light distributions (30°, 60°, 90° double asymmetric, single asymmetric)
  • Suitablefor SELV and Non-SELV applications
  • For use with 20-24 mm wide LED modules according to Zhaga Book 7
  • Optimal light output
  • Slot and key system allows for easy alignment in rows
  • Identical end caps on both sides

Quick & Safe Assembly

Until now, the assembly of optics and circuit boards required at least two work steps and additional fastening elements or screws. BJB’s 1-click optics offer a dramatically improved alternative. With our new system, LED modules and optics are assembled without tools or screws in one single work step. Our optics are equipped with centering pins and spacers that align the optics correctly on the board and firmly connects them. There are identical end caps on the left and right, which further facilitates assembly and production.

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Bottom line, our single-row optics are optimal not only for quick assembly but also for very secure fastening. Once the board and optics have been assembled, the locking mechanism can only be released with the help of tools from the bottom side. If several optics are mounted in a row, the Key & Slot ensures gapless joints. This feature provides added protection against accidental contact qualifying the optics for NON-SELV applications.

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Versatility is Unmatched

Finally, the last advantage of our new optics family is their versatility. The position of the fixing elements are designed in accordance to the fixing points outlined in Zhaga Book 7. As all optics have the same fixing mechanism, multiple optics will fit one housing, allowing for great versatility and flexibility while using one housing platform.

About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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Stronger through the crisis together: BJB is there for you!
June 23, 2020 0

BJB responded quickly to the risks posed by the CoVid-19 pandemic. When the pandemic became evident earlier this year, BJB entities throughout the world took the appropriate actions and precautions according to accepted guidelines.

While the health and well-being of our employees is a top priority for BJB, we are able to maintain our focus on outstanding service to our valued customers.

We are strictly adhering to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments. This includes elevated hygiene and sanitation standards, observing social distancing principles, work-from-home practices, the utilization of video conferencing in place of face-to-face meetings, and numerous other measures.

Because BJB took comprehensive measures at an early stage of the pandemic, we have been able to provide uninterrupted support and delivery of products. Thanks to sufficient stock levels and proactive supply-chain management, we have consistently delivered products to our customers on schedule - despite several weeks of shutdown in China, Italy, and Spain. Globally, we currently are not experiencing any delivery issues.

The consequences of the CoVid-19 pandemic have now led to a global economic crisis; the long-term extent is still unknown. To promote economic development in the face of the crisis, economic support measures have been implemented in many countries.  BJB has participated in many of these initiatives. These include short-time work allowance in some countries and grants to support employees in others. Financially, BJB has sufficient liquidity and reserves for worst-case scenarios, which have now been increased by several million euros as a precaution.

BJB, as a family business, has been a reliable business partner for over 150 years. You can count on BJB, especially in this difficult time! We continue to aggressively support our customers and partners during the CoVid-19 crisis.

Please visit our website HERE to read our statement - and reach out if we can be of any assistance to you and your business.

PLEASE READ OUR STATEMENT HERE
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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Optics
Introducing BJB Optics with 1-Click-Fixing-System: Pitch Dependent and Minimized Glare
June 23, 2020 0

BJB is proud to announce a new family of single-row optics. Designed for 1-click effortless fixing, these optics are designed for linear LED modules for fast, safe, and secure assembly with industry leading light performance.

Our new range of single-row optics can be assembled faster than ever before because of BJB's innovative 1-click fixing. In addition to effortless assembly, BJB optics provide operational safety at the highest level. The optics meet all requirements for NON-SELV applications.

Made from impact-resistant PC, the optics cannot be dismantled without tools. The BJB optic system meets all requirements for protection against electric shock by utilizing a key and slot system that provides additional contact protection.

Pitch-Dependent Optics: Assembly

BJB's unmatched 1-click optics and the LED module are assembled with just one easy step. Tools and additional mounting elements are not necessary because the optics have centering pins and spacers that align them correctly on the boards and firmly connect them.

The 1-click optics (A: pitch -dependent optics) positions and fixes the board (C: Philips Fortimo LED Strip OC board) securely on the luminaire metal sheet (D) or the aluminum profile (E), end caps (B) on both sides form a clean finish.

Perfect for Retail and Commercial

Whether used in retail or commercial settings, utilizing strip, pendant, or continuous-row lighting, the new optics family from BJB ensures outstanding light performance. Lighting fixtures with BJB optics are particularly suited for the lighting of aisles, corridors, parking garages, warehouses, workstations, and general lighting in supermarkets.

The compatibility with a wide-range of LED modules and low glare, indicated by UGR value, provides the most efficient design available in the marketplace. BJB optics provides precise lighting performance essential for meeting the requirements of retail and commercial applications.

Effective and Efficient : Commercial & Retail Use

1-Click Optics: Pitch-Dependent

The Optics 35.324: Pitch-dependent minimized glare product provides single-row linear single optics that are suitable for applications that require optimal light and minimal glare.

The 35.324 single-row linear optics are designed for the Philips Fortimo LED Strip OC* board from Signify. Thanks to the single lens design and micro-structured surfaces as well as lateral eroded structure they are suitable for all applications where optimal light and minimal glare are important. The microstructure surface creates a homogeneous light appearance with reduced COA (Color of Angle), ensuring a harmonious overall aesthetic.

Highlights at a glance are:

  • Novel 1-click fixing
  • Suitable for Philips Fortimo LED strip OC module (35.324)
  • High flexibility in luminaire design
  • Optimal light output
  • Wide range of light distributions
  • Suitable for SELV and Non-SELV applications
  • Centering pins for positioning and fixing of LED module into luminaire hosuing
  • Spacer for correct positioning of the LED module to the optics

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About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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BJB – Technology for Light, LED Board Connectors, Uncategorized
BJB’S Revolutionary LED Board Connector and Quick-Connect Clip Utilized by Signify’s Instant Fit Modules
June 3, 2020 0

As we mentioned in our post back in November, BJB has been recognized globally for our first-of-its-kind LED Connector and now Signify is actively promoting the product.

Signify, marketing it as the ‘Advanced Fortimo InstiantFit Replaceable LED Module, highlights it as the first ‘truly field replaceable module.’ As they say:

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.

From Signify's Website

What’s New About It?

  • 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

The 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

Watch the Detailed Video

Signify – FORTIMO INSTANT FIT MODULES

Let BJB Help You Too

BJB now has the smartest solution for easy electrical connection of linear LED Boards. 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.

Check out our LED Board Quick-Connect System according to Zhaga Book 21

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 Signify.

What the Video!

Summarizing the Advantages

  • 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

To view all details on this new and exciting product, please visit our page directly at BJB.com by clicking here: BJB LED Quick-Connect System

Additional products include:

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About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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Appliance Lighting Solutions, BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components
Carter Hoffmann’s New TenderChef Line Uses BJB’s LED Light for Appliances
March 25, 2020 0

With the evolution of LED having a drastic impact on domestic appliance lighting, BJB continues to be at the forefront of of the industry. We are thrilled that Carter Hoffmann is using our LED light for appliances in their newest product within their TenderChef line, specifically for their unit that provides dry aging solutions for chefs (see video below).

BJB was selected for this unit for a number of reasons:

  • Our LED lighting provides power savings
  • The BJB LED does not give off any heat so partners can control the temperature without factoring in the heat from a traditional light source
  • We provided a compact design with good light output
  • The color temperature matched what they required for their display cabinet
  • BJB provides a proven track record of durability and innovation
  • Less maintenance as top chefs around the country do not need to change the light bulb every 1000 hours
Tenderchef - Dry Aging Solutions for Chefs

BJB's expertise in providing lighting in the domestic appliance industry not only serves households, but now through Tenderchef, we will be in actively a part of the commercial industry.

In the home, kitchens today are more than just a workspace...they are a living space. And BJB provides the solutions for cooking zones, ovens, cooker hoods and other large kitchen appliances, with modern LED lighting through a contemporary fashion.

For information on the specific product Tenderchef is using, visit our website at BJB.com: Product 77.101.2002 by clicking HERE!

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Uncategorized
Where Vertical Farming is Headed & Why BJB is Leading the Way
March 12, 2020 0

BJB plays a vital role in the future of vertical farming, which is the practice of producing food on vertically inclined surfaces, helping communities become self-sufficient.

By 2050, the world's population is expected to grow by another 2 billion people, and feeding it will be a huge challenge. With commercial development and industrial development, we continue to lose land for cultivating farming. With the increased food demand, growing population, and reduction in arable lands, many experts believe that vertical farming can be the anser.

How Does Vertical Farming Work?

Instead of producing food in a field or a greenhouse, vertical farming produces foods in vertically stacked layers commonly integrated into other structures, like a skyscraper, a shipping container, or repurposed warehouse.

Using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) technology, the revolutionary system uses indoor farming techniques. The artificial control of temperature, light, humidity, and gases make producing foods and medicine indoor possible. Additionally, vertical farming is similar to greenhouses where metal reflectors and artificial lighting (that's where BJB comes in) to augment natural sunlight. The primary mission of vertical farming is maximizing crops output in a limited space.

How BJB Plays a Vital Role in Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming has four vital areas:

  • Lighting (BJB)
  • Physical layout
  • Growing medium
  • Sustainability features

To be clear, the most important goal of vertical farming is producing more foods per square meter. The process is to have crops produced in 'stacked layers' in a tower structure. The most critical element is the technical combination of natural and artificial lights to maintain the perfect light level in the room. Some vertical farming techniques include rotating beds, in order to improve lighting efficiency.

Lighting is such an instrumental factor, and BJB is positioned favorably long-term. Here's a brief video of our product:

Advances in LED technology, of which BJB is a leader, has been a decisive factor for the development of such 'indoor farms'. The energy-efficient light-emitting diodes hardly lose any heat and can replace the sunlight which isindispensable for plant growth.  For photosynthesis and therefore biomass production, plants only use certain components of the natural light spectrum - mainly red and blue. Compared with conventional lighting solutions for plant cultivation, LEDs increase energy efficiency considerably and can therefore promote the breakthrough of vegetable and fruit cultivation in large cities around the globe.

Perfect Light for Every Type of Plant

BJB LED boards 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.

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.

Finally, instead of soil, vertical farmers use hydroponic growing mediums. Unique elements such as peat moss or coconut husks and similar non-soil mediums are very common in vertical farming. And vertical farming uses various sustainability features to offset the energy cost of farming. To most people's surprise, vertical farming uses 95 percent less water than traditional farming.

As the world faces new and unprecedented hurdles, BJB is impacting how we address new an innovative ways to become self-sufficient communities. Vertical Farming is on a long-term trajectory of growth, and BJB and our LED modules will lead the way.

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