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BJB Apprentices, BJB Corporate, BJB Employees
We proudly welcome our new apprentices to the BJB family!
September 23, 2020 at 3:38 pm 0

At BJB, we take great pride in our apprenticeship program in industrial management, IT specialists, and tool mechanics here at our worldwide headquarters in Arnsberg. Our program enhances our ability to accomplish our strategic goals, recruit top talent, and build strong relations within the community. It is recognized as a highly quality program providing a lasting impact on those participating.

Most importantly, we are excited to help these talented young people embark on a successful career by assisting them in their professional and personal development. Not only does our apprenticeship act as a year-round recruiting tool, its' our chance to embrace the novel perspectives, fresh ideas, and specialized strengths and skill sets that these young professionals bring to BJB.

Their apprenticeship with BJB will help these rising starts gain first-hand experience from our iconic brand and raises awareness in the community of the opportunities BJB provides in the workforce.

We wish our young apprentices a fruitful and fun experience and are grateful to have them a part of our team! Good luck to all of them!

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. We have a longstanding reputation for quality and German engineering. Evolving through precision automation, we now pioneer groundbreaking LED technologies. BJB manufactures LED components, optics and automation systems to solve problems and create lasting value for lighting and appliance OEMs worldwide. In other words: We provide a “Technology for Light”

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Reflectors
Our newest single platform reflectors are also available in a larger size: Ø 110 mm
September 17, 2020 at 11:33 pm 0

As mentioned in our last post, BJB is launching a new generation of reflectors that can be combined with different COB's and other components for spot downlights that are exquisitely tailored to your retail or exhibit requirements.

In addition to our the product series 35.835 (Ø 50 mm used with connector series  47.360 with Ø 35 mm), we've released series 35.850 (Ø 110 mm for use with connector series 47.319 with Ø 50 mm). In order to offer additional application possibilities for our customers, we offer our new reflector series as a practical modular solution with our large reflectors being featured today:

The reflector interface is adapted to the mixing cone of the connector. Also, visually disturbing openings of the connector are partly covered.

Product Information for consideration:

  • Recommended for COB's with LES < 17 mm
  • Reflector can only be used by screw fixing the spotlight connector with dome headed screws and locking washer.
  • Beam angle (FWHM) measured with Citizen CLU38 and connector 47.319.2025.50.
  • Beam angle (FWHM): 14.8°
  • Efficiency: 87%
  • Beam angle depends on used COB and its LES.
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About BJB:

Founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brokelmann, Franz Jager and Gustav Busse, BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years. Initially the business began by manufacturing components for oil lamps. Since the beginning of the 20th century, BJB has been providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, the company continuously developed user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world.

In other words: BJB provides a “Connection to Light”. The process that 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, as a dominant player in the industry. Visit us at BjB.com! We are “Technology for Light”.

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Reflectors
Introducing the latest generation of reflectors from BJB – our 50 mm reflector
September 11, 2020 at 1:59 pm 0

BJB is excited to introduce our practical modular system where all components come from a single platform. Our reflectors are optimally used with accent lighting in retail applications or wherever products or exhibits are displayed.

For focused and seamless illumination of highlighted products, BJB now offers a perfect solution with our product series 35.835 (Ø 50 mm used with connector series  47.360 with Ø 35 mm. This new generation of reflectors can be combined with different COB's and other components for spot-or-downlights that are perfectly tailored to your requirements.

What's New?

The new reflectors differ from previous models primarily in the flush connection of the reflector to the mixing cone of the connection element. Furthermore, any optically disruptive openings in the connection element are eliminated. The reflectors have a modern, attractive design.

There are a large selection of connecting elements: Series 35.835 reflectors are optimized for use with BJB COB holders 47.360.1020.50. Regarding 'Optical Components', reflectors can be combined with a diffusor lens, a cover plate or a diffuser plate, depending on the desired light control and purpose of the application.

Modular System* Shown Below

Reflector with ø 50 mm - Spot
35.835.1001.56
Reflector with ø 50 mm - Spot
35.835.1001.56

The Features at a Glance

  • New modular system for shop, retail, accent lighting
  • Diameter of the reflectors: 50mm (featured above) -- also available in 110 mm
  • Accessories modular system: diffusor lens, cover or diffuser plate
  • Visually disturbing openings on the connector are eliminated
  • Light distributions: spot, medium, flood, wide flood
  • Additional reflector series and connectors at bjb.com

ABOUT BJB.COM

Founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brokelmann, Franz Jager and Gustav Busse, BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years. Initially the business began by manufacturing components for oil lamps. Since the beginning of the 20th century, BJB has been providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, the company continuously developed user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world.

In other words: BJB provides a “Connection to Light”. The process that 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, as a dominant player in the industry. Visit us at BjB.com! We are "Technology for Light".

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Lighting Components, SMD Terminal Blocks
BJB’S new and improved SMD Terminal blocks now available for rear side wiring
September 3, 2020 at 2:09 am 0

BJB's SMD Terminal rear side wiring (500V) 46.151 is now new and improved, and extremely easy to use, housing with integrated insertion channel allowing easy cable entry by hand or with BJB Automation.

The low height of 1,1 mm prevents disruptive shadowing and the terminal block and ballast are on the same working level with no cut outs for the wires in the metal work required.

Other advantages of BJB's SMD-Push Through terminal blocks:

  • Covering the contact avoids dark spots that would be visible without coverage through optics
  • Provide a permanent secure connection
  • Insulating housing allows a wide range of applications
  • Suitable for rigid and tin-plated wires
  • Wires can be removed without tools by simultaneously twisting and pulling
  • Increased width of the SMD circuit board terminal to 5.6 mm (competitors 5.3 mm) compensates for the tolerances of the breakthrough in the boards

Features:

  • SMD Terminal block 500V with wire release function approved to luminaire standard DIN EN 60598-1 => Clearances and creepage distances 3 mm
  • SMD Terminal block with cover
  • 1-pole
  • Current: 3A
  • Voltage: 500V
  • Solder fixing
  • Housing: PPA
  • Contacts: Cu alloy
  • Manual- and automatic wiring
  • Wires:  rigid, 0,2 – 0,75 mm2, AWG 24-182
  • Approval: IEC 60947-7-4, additionally cURus, UL 1977
  • Packing Tape and Reel for SMT (Surface Mount Technology)

Please reach out to us and visit our website for more information by clicking HERE:

About BJB:

Founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brokelmann, Franz Jager and Gustav Busse, BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years. Initially the business began by manufacturing components for oil lamps. Since the beginning of the 20th century, BJB has been providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, the company continuously developed user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world.

In other words: BJB provides a “Connection to Light”. The process that 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, as a dominant player in the industry. Visit us at BjB.com! We are "Technology for Light".

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, SMD Terminal Blocks
BJB’s SMD Minis: Terminal Blocks That Provide Big Lighting Solutions
August 27, 2020 at 7:45 pm 0

They may appear 'mini'...but the BJB SMD-Mini Terminal blocks provide massive solutions within the lighting industry. Specifically, the Mini Flex 46.131/132, which are extremely flat and keep any shadow formation to a minimum (with a height of only 4mm).

SMD Minis are ADS-compatible and can be wired robotically, for efficient assembly. Our Mini-Flex SMD terminal block is designed to take both solid and stranded wires and has a easy release function. As noted, it is also suitable for automtic assembly with BJB robots. With a diverse range of applications, the SMD Mini-Flex is used by LED PCB manufacturers in the lighting industry, home appliance manufacturer and consumer electronic sectors.

Advantages of the SMD Terminal block Mini Flex 46.131/132

  • Permanently secure connection
  • Insulating housing allows a wide range of applications
  • Low height of 4.0 mm prevents annoying shadowing
  • Optics can be mounted close to the LES
  • Easy to use, housing integrated insertion channel allows easy cable entry by hand or with BJB Automation
  • Suitable for rigid and tin-plated wires
  • Wires can be removed without tools by simultaneously twisting and pulling
General Overview of BJB SMD Terminal blocks

Mini-Flex 46.131/132 - Paramaters

Effortless Release Tool

Click for 'Contact Opening Tool'

Features of SMD Mini-B2B - Connector 46.131/132/133

  • One, Two, and Three-pole variants available
  • Rating 300 V / 9 A
  • Temperature range -40 degrees C to + 105 degrees C
  • Compatible with BJB SMD Terminal Block 46.131/132
  • Packing unit: 1000 pieces (bulk material in bag)

Summarizing the Benefits of the SMD Mini Connectors

Low installation effort:

  • Quick and tool-free connection of LED modules
  • The use of the Mini B2B connectors reduces the cost and time of electrical contacting of LED modules
  • The high current-carrying capacity of 9 A is advantageous in the electrical connection of several LED modules in series

Time-savings:

  • Considerable time savings against manual wiring
  • Additional time savings through the optional use of SMD-P2F 29.904.U101.10 for the mechanical mounting of the LED module

Easy handling:

  • Due to the B2B-Connectors, LED modules can be aligned very simply: connect the B2B-Connector first into the SMD Terminal block of the first module and then axially into the opposite SMD Terminal block of the following module
  • Protection against polarity reversal

No additional wiring effort in the luminaire:

  • No disturbing cables in the light cone
  • Cable pre-assembly for manual wiring is no longer necessary

BJB continues to lead the way with our SMD Terminal blocks that are used for current supply in LED boards for a diverse number of lighting applications. Our connectors are easy to handle and provide permanently safe connections. Due to their flat construction, they contribute decisively to a superior light quality and avoid disruptive shadows. With the SMD Terminal blocks, BJB offers a wide range of products that contribute to superior lighting solutions.

About BJB:

Founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brokelmann, Franz Jager and Gustav Busse, BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years. Initially the business began by manufacturing components for oil lamps. Since the beginning of the 20th century, BJB has been providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, the company continuously developed user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world.

In other words: BJB provides a “Connection to Light”. The process that 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, as a dominant player in the industry. Visit us at BjB.com! We are "Technology for Light".

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Receptacles, Smart Lighting
Give your luminaires that smart edge with the latest lighting technology from BJB
August 20, 2020 at 3:32 pm 0

As featured in our post on Smart LED Street and Exterior lighting on August 13th, BJB is playing a vital role in the technology used in smart applications for LED lighting. We are also at the forefront of lighting technology that is turning traditional communities into 'Smart Cities' using the robust functionality of our new connection socket system for outdoor luminaires.

Components that provide simple assembly

Today, we wanted to show you (video) just how easy it is to assemble our interface for your smart luminaires. Most importantly, the BJB connector is designed according to the Zhaga book 18 standard, to make sure it is compatible with all other Zhaga 18 defined modules.

Take a brief look at the next step in the evolution of lighting:

The advantages:

  • Easy to install
  • Designed to conform with standard Zhaga Book 18 cut-outs
  • Wires effortlessly connected once the module is in place
  • A sensor module can be added at any time
Click here for Product Information

The BJB Lighting Solutions for the Public Sector

Smart city solutions continue to be at the forefront of conversation of urban development. With the new connection socket system for outdoor luminaires, BJB delivers a technological and economical solution that helps municipalities launch 'Smart City' technology on any outdoor luminaire quickly and easily.

The BJB interface has been developed especially for LED light sources and drivers in outdoor light fixtures. The basis for this creation is an IP-compliant receptacle with a sealing cap.

The unit provides a complete electrical interface between the receptacle and the respective sensor modules. When used in conjunction with sensor-compatible certified drivers (e.g.Philips), the receptacle assembly is suitable for a plug-in sensor module with a twist-lock system.

For communication and data transmission, the module is provided with DC power and DALI 2 or a 2-wire bus. The fourth connection is reserved as a digital IO port.

The compact design with an improved seal facilitates the installation of the sensor module on roadway, street and surface area lights upwards, sideways or downwards.

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! We are "Technology for Light".

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Receptacles
Smart LED Street and Exterior Lights: How BJB is Impacting the Lighting Revolution
August 13, 2020 at 1:20 am 0

Cars are not the only thing getting smarter around the world. While self-driving cars are getting all the attention, what about the roads themselves becoming smarter? But wait, there's much more than just road! What about modern LED lights the now provide numerous options for smart applications by illuminating not just the roads we drive on, but also the cul de sacs we live in, the parks we play in, and footpaths that we walk on.

Did you know that the brightness of outdoor fixtures can be specifically adapted to the natural lighting conditions of the current traffic volume, which noticeably reduces energy consumption. Likewise, parking space detection can be incorporated into smart lighting systems too. Smart lighting systems provide detailed energy consumption analysis so systems may operate as efficiently as possible, and alert those responsible for any failures. And BJB plays a vital role in bringing these lighting systems to life. This article looks at the technical features that are required.

Technical Requirements for Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is based on intelligent sensors or communication modules and data analysis. In order for the interaction between sensor or communication module and luminaire to work, you need the proper connection technology that connects the luminaire and sensor or communication module:

Let's look at the schematic structure of an LED Light:

  • A - Sensor and communication module
  • B - Receptacle
  • C - LED driver
  • D - LEDs

The BJB Connecting Socket: Zhaga Receptacle

With the electromechanical interface of the 47.121 series according to Zhaga Book 18, BJB offers a practical solution for the connection between LED outdoor light and sensor or communication module. This standardized interface is compatible with numerous sensors and communication modules from different manufacturers.

The BJB receptacles are equally suitable for wall and panel lights. They can be used to place sensors on the top (1), bottom (2) or side (3) of the lamp, depending on the desired function of the sensor. Depending on the application, the correct alignment of the sensor module with respect to the environment is required for proper function. LEARN MORE!

Product Variants Zhaga Receptacle

NEW: 47.121.U303.80

Receptacle for communication and sensor module for standard sheet metal cut-out and assembled flat seal: View Product Here

  • A - Sealing cap
  • B - Receptacle with assembled flat seal
  • C - Lock washer
  • D - Lock nut

Additional products include:

47.121.U301.80

Receptacle for communication and sensor module for standard metal sheet cut-out for O-ring seal. View Product

47.121.U304.80

Receptacle for communication and sensor module for BJB metal sheet cut-out for O-ring seal. View Product

BJB Advantages at a Glance

  • Zhaga Receptacle: Electromechanical interface for smart street and outdoor lighting
  • Possible sensor positions on the lamp: top, bottom, side
  • For standard or BJB sheet metal cut-outs for O-ring seals
  • With assembled flat seal for standard sheet metal cut-out
  • Protection class: IP 66
  • IK impact resistance level until 09

For more information, visit our website at BJB.com. We are here to serve our customers and clients 24/7.

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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Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
The P2F SMD: The Alternative to Screw Fixation of LED Boards
July 29, 2020 at 12:20 am 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 at 2:05 am 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 at 3:17 pm 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.

View Product Portfolio

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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