In what we hope will become an annual tradition, a look back at our 10 day holiday celebration of the #MagicOfLight! Take a tour around the world with BJB, and enjoy the warmth and stunning beauty of light!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from the BJB Worldwide Family!
Day #10 - Merry Christmas from Arnsberg
Day #9 - The Weinachtsmarkt Market in Munster
Day #8 - The Atlantis Casino & Resort - Bahamas
Day #7 - The Burj Al Arab in Dubai
Day #6 - The Fragrant Harbour - Hong Kong
Day #5 - The Tower Of London
Day #4 - The Cologne Cathederal
Day #3 - The Duomo - The Milan di Milano - The Milan Cathederal
At BJB, technology for light is our mantra and it directly correlates to our excellence in automation. A trajectory that was set in the mid-90's in the creation of a tool for the automatic wiring of standard components (ADS) and has since evolved with innovative concepts and industry transforming systems for industrial automation. BJB delivers engineering excellence that has been recognized by our customers to help them thrive utilizing our automated solutions to improve efficiency, speed, and production quality processes.
BJB Automation includes individually configurable, ESD-protected systems for the automatic assembly, wiring, and testing of linear panel and punctiform LED applications. With decades of industry-leading experience, we consult with and support manufacturers of all sizes by developing customizable solutions catered to their specific requirements.
Any variation is ultimately possible, including but not limited to single modules, scalable solutions, and optional extensions to customer-specific industrial production lines for ultra-large quantities.
The core competencies of BJB Automation are:
Our team is standing by to help you take your operations to the next level. Please reach out to us directly by visiting our website at BJB.com. You also can reach out directly to Bernahrd Vinkemeier: +49 2932 982 393 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
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”
BJB has been associated with connectors, lighting components, accessories and products for over 150 years. Initially, BJB commenced their set-up and operations in Germany by manufacturing components for oil lamps, but from the beginning of the 20th century they switched over to manufacturing electrical connectors and accessories for various domestic and industrial lamps and light sources.
BJB Germany has continuously developed new, user-friendly connectors, lamp holder systems, terminal blocks and switches and has been selling them throughout the world. Presently, BJB's lighting connectors are available and used in wide range of domestic appliances worldwide. Almost all the major producers in the world of domestic appliances of ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, driers, dishwashers and extractor hoods use connectors and switches of BJB.
Components for the Lighting Industry
SMD Terminal Blocks
Connectors for COBs
LED Board Quick-Connect-System:
Receptacle for Outdoor Luminaires
Linear Flat System - Flat and interchangeable LED System
Push2Fix (P2F) - Fixing Elements
Terminal Blocks and Connectors
Lampholders for LED Modules
Light for Vertical Farming
Set'n'Drive - Parameterising resistor for ECGs
Components for Domestic Appliances Industry
Hot [Ovens, Microwaves, etc.]
Wet [Washing Machines, Driers, Dishwashers, Water Purifiers, etc.]
SMD Terminal Blocks from BJB: Our SMD PCB terminal blocks provide the electrical connection to LED boards. They are easy to handle and establish a permanent, secure connection. The various versions in these product series cover a wide range of applications. Suitable for various conductor cross-sections and regardless of whether the power supply is to come from above or below the PCB. PCB connectors from BJB, always a good solution.
SMD Terminal Blocks for rear side wiring, 46.131/46.132: Mini-Flex with wire release function and accessories, 46.141/46.142: Nano with wire release function and accessories, 46.101/46.102: Mini.
Push wire contacts for direct connection of wires
Protection against contact by insulation housing
1 and 2 pole version of each series can be combined in a row
Low overall height reduces shadowing
Wire insertion channels for manual and automatic wiring
Suitable for different wires and wire ends
With wire release function
Tape-and-Reel packaging best to use for SMT process
Also available for higher electrical ratings
Connectors, Optics and Reflectors for COBs: 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.
47.360 - Slim Spotlight Connectors and Accessories, 47.319 - Spotlight Connectors and Accessories, 47.371 - Multiple and Special FR4 Connectors, 47.315, 47.316 and 47.318 - Connectors, 47.313 - Connectors for STARboards and Accessories.
Permanent contact pressure
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
LED board Quick-Connect System according to Zhaga Book 21: 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. To remove the LED board, simply release the springs for fast and simple board replacement. A clever and unique solution and a significant advantage for board installation and replacement. The wiring is hidden from sight in the luminaire housing. Suitable for the new LED board generation and in conformity with draft Zhaga Book 21 e.g. Fortimo Instant Fit from Philips.
Ideal for reliable fixing and connection of LED boards
Quick installation and replacement of circuit boards without tools
Wiring inside the luminaire housing means no disruptive components in the light emission area
Suitable for seamless applications due to continuous pitch
Upgradeable due to easy replacement when new LED boards become available
Reduction in number of versions and capital tie-up due to “late stage finishing”
Suitable for automatic wiring via push-in wiring
Wires can be released by twisting and pulling
Ideal for use in circular economy initiatives
BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED
Luminaires: Elektromechanical Interface for Outdoor Luminaires corresponding to Zhaga Book 18. This interface has been developed especially for LED light sources and drivers in outdoor light fixtures. The basis for this development 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 twistlock system. For communication and data transmission, the module is provided with DC power and a 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.
LFS - The modular system with maximum handling convenience: For lighting solutions in supermarkets, warehouses or industrial buildings, for example, the requirement is often not only for a defined light intensity, but also a specific light distribution. In order to meet these demands, we have developed special optics for the Linear Flat System which currently feature six frequently required characteristics. In supermarkets, for example, the shelves can be highlighted and accentuated by using modules with asymmetric light distribution, whereas for general lighting, depending on the luminaire mounting height, the broad- or narrow-beam versions may be suitable.
LFS LED Modules, Inline Adapter (ECG) for Linear Flat System, LFS Lampholders.
Various power ratings, light control systems and light colours available
High-bay versions also available
Easy replacement of light source / quick installation
Can be operated directly on 3-phase power tracks from EUTRAC by means of an inline adapter
Our Push-to-Fix (P2F) fixing elements are quick and efficient: Push-to-Fix (P2F) fixing elements are used for fixing PCBs, optics and COBs into luminaire housings and profiles or onto heat sinks. They are often used as an alternative to conventional screw fixing. All P2Fs have one thing in common: They greatly simplify the assembly process.
Optic-P2F, SMD-P2F (Push-to-Fix) - Solderable fixing element for PCBs, P2F (Push-to-Fix) - Fixing elements for PCBs, P2F (Push-to-Fix) - Fixing elements for screw- and profile grooves, P2F (Push-to-Fix) - For fixation of COB Connectors on heat sinks.
Permanent contact pressure
Silicone cushions compensate for thermally induced tolerances (28.901)
Installation of connectors and COBs on heat sinks (28.902)
Can be used in the SMT process (28.904)
Installation of PCBs on extruded profiles
BJB plastics optics: Our 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.
1R Optics, 3x11 Optics, 2x6 Optics, 14 mm LED-System, 20 / 24 mm LED-System
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
Terminal Blocks and Connectors from BJB: The main purpose of our 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:
Test ports for easy functional test when installed
BJB lampholders and interface solutions for LED modules: BJB lampholder systems for LED modules are the ideal interface for providing mechanical and electrical contact. Altogether, BJB offers solutions for contacting 3 different systems.
GZ16 Lampholders for tubular LED Light Engines, GH76p Lampholder for E-Core LED Light Engines from Toshiba, Lampholder for GX53-1 LED Light Engines
Easy replacement of the light source
BJB lampholders for conventional luminaires: BJB products are "the connection to light". In the past few decades many lamp-base systems from major manufacturers have been developed in cooperation with BJB. In this product range you will find numerous solutions for connecting many different kinds of lamps.
Linear Fluorescent Lampholders: General Applications, Linear Fluorescent Lampholders: Water and Dustproof, Compact Fluorescent Lampholders, HID Lampholders, Line Voltage Halogen Lampholders, Low Voltage Halogen Lampholders, Incandescent Lampholders
Huge selection of lampholders of all kinds
Safe, reliable, standardised solutions
Also suitable for many LED retrofit lamps
Push-wire contacts for easy conductor connection
Various fixing methods
High thermal stability depending on requirements
Easy to install
Lighting Systems for Vertical Farming: System Advantages LED Modules and Driver:
Perfect light for every type of plant The LED boards in our modules 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 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, 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
For more information, please visit our corporate website at BJB.com. We look forward to working with you!
BJB is proud to announce the launch of our new website, at BJB.com. The new site has modern design, extremely user friendly, and has a highly responsive customer friendly platform.
New product information can now effortlessly be pushed out and we are excited to connect with our partners and friends. Our new website will assist in providing clarity regarding the exciting products in the BJB portfolio.
Take a look at our website below and don't hesitate to drop us a line!
Since 2017, BJB has been participating in an exciting project that aims to 'revolutionize the European lighting industry by 2020'. The Repro-Light project, in conjunction with the European Commission's Horizon 2020 work programme, is creating the 'Luminaire of the Future', directly focused on re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED based lighting systems.
As noted in the projects original press release, 'this project will harness innovative technologies and materials to implement a never attempted before modular luminaire architecture, a smart production scheme and also the development of a reconfigurable customized LED luminaires, which will create the 'Luminaire of the Future.'
Bringing together leading experts within the industry, BJB is just one of the premiere members of the consortium working on this innovative project. The combined power of Trilux, Rohner Engineering, Mondragon, Luger Research, IREC, Grado Zero, Bartenbach, and BJB will provide not just influence but actionable results in moving the Repro-light project forward.
The initial phase of the project focused on analyzing the customers needs and technical requirements. Understanding the perception of how workers perceive lighting in the workspace was an important first factor in assessing next steps. A survey, conducted by Repro-Light in early 2019 revealed that 'current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs'.
The results of the overall first survey proved that change is required in the working environments, both in industrial spaces and in offices, and that the overall community is ready for major changes in lighting transformation.
The latest focus of Repro-Light has been to assess the 'Life Cycle and Sustainable Development of Lighting' As part of the project, the IREC, an energy research institute in based in Spain, has been looking to focus their research into the design of luminaries to contribute to sustainable development.
Additionally, BJB is bringing our historic knowledge about mechanical, electrical and thermal interfaces including the flexible automated production for new LED lighting systems. Within this project, the concept for a socket-connector system is developed in respect of special requirements for interchangeable intelligent light modules, giving BJB the opportunity to use these synergies in Reprolight.
BJB has developed and implemented more than 160 automated production lines for worldwide customers in the lighting and domestic appliance industry. We are also an active member in the national and international stadardization committees like IEC and Zhaga. The experience of our innovations and iconic experience will stand out within the Repro-light project.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768780.
Once again, BJB is proud to be ranked as one of the elite companies in the world for our innovation and product portfolio, specifically as a system supplier for lighting solutions.
Listed amongst the index of world market leaders, this list is compiled annually in cooperation with the Academy of German Global Market Leaders (ADWM), that has created an index that shows which German companies have taken a leading position in their individual markets. The index's specific criteria states: "Global market leaders are companies that are particularly successful in their market segment and are able to show outstanding performance in their field".
Against this backdrop, HBM Executive School of Management of University of St. Gallen, Akademie Deutscher Weltmarktfuher (ADWM) and media partner WirtschaftsWoche have developed an unprecedented Global Market Leader Index whose preparation is supported by many companies, like BJB.
To be considered for this prestigious listing, they company must meet the following strict criteria:
(Owner)-managed and based to at least 50 % in the German-speaking part of Europe
Global market: Operations on at least 3 of 6 continents through company-owned production and/or distribution companies or export activities
Annual sales in millions of euros: EUR 50m
Market leader: No. 1 or 2 in the relevant global market segment
Export/international share of sales: 50 % or more.
BJB is honored to have been selected in 2018 in the category 'systems supplier for lighting solutions.'
Please reach out to BJB today and see how we can help you!
As you know, BJB is a technology company in addition to being a lighting organization. BJB Automation dates back to the mid-1990's, when we created a tool for the automatic wiring of standard components (ADS). Since then, we have continued to develop innovative concepts and systems for industrial automation. Our customers benefit from solutions which improve the efficiency, speed, and quality of production processes.
Earlier this Spring, BJB delivered the Customized LED Board Placement Machine to Delviro. On Monday, June 3rd, our engineering team from Germany unpacked the machine and spent a week setting up the machine and programming it.
Once assembled, BJB began to train three of Delviro's employees on operating the product. The trained employees will be the subject matter experts on-site, responsible for training other employees.
The most important elements to learn are how to operate the machine safely and to programming tasks to automatically place LED boards into their fixtures.
As Joe Laufer, President of BJB USA stated, "BJB is appreciative of our partnership with Delviro Energy, one of the fastest-growing and vertically integrated lighting manufacturers in North America. As part of Delviro's continued efforts to optimize quality and operational efficiencies, we think that BJB's ADS automation systems are a great fit to help continue this trajectory. The training went exceptionally well and BJB is confident that the Delviro employees are comfortable with their knowledge of all aspects of the robot."
We expect complete satisfaction and will support them beyond this install and any future projects. It is a good start to a BJB/Delviro partnership. For more information on BJB Production Automation, please visit us here: BJB AUTOMATION.
At BJB, we take the environment serious. As one of the few companies that has existed for over 150 years, we've seen a lot and we intend on doing our part to maintain a high level of awareness in protecting the environment.
That's why, we are proud to highlight the attached certificate, awarded to us from Lightcycle Retourlogistick und Service GmbH, Germany's leading take-back system for end-of-life lighting products, for our commitment to sustainability.
As part of our sustainable practices, BJB GmbH & Co. KG helped recover 6,663 tons of used lamps, delivering them for proper recycling. By doing so, we continue to help conserve vital resources and are succeeding in working to save costs while simultaneously protecting the environment.
To view this certificate, or more information from BJB, please visit us directly HERE!
Hello there, and welcome to the inaugural post of BJB Today, your resource highlighting innovative technical solutions from BJB. Our job is to help our clients implement individual luminaire custom designs with pin point efficiency. As a family owned business that's been around since 1867, we know what it takes to evolve as technology continues to manifest itself at lightening speed. From components, to optics, to automation, the our past has well prepared us for the future, and BJB is here to light the way.
Our culture begins with open thinking and a structured approach, which are essential elements on which our innovation processes for lighting and illumination technology are based.
We realize tradition is good, but looking ahead to the future is better. And we've been influencing lighting development for over 150 years...and we aren't stopping anytime soon.
Technology for light is our motto, and as LED takes the lead during our latest technological industry-wide revolution, BJB is on the the razors edge in delivering new concepts and designs using LED sources. That's why our LED modules and modular accessory system from BJB enable OEMs to produce individual solutions from electrical, mechanical and optical components.
Join us as we continue our 150 year journey....BJB is 'Technology for Light".