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BJB – Technology for Light, BJB Automation, BJB Corporate, Lighting Components, Research & Development
BJB’s Portfolio of Products Synonymous with Quality Since 1867
February 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm 0

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
  • Optics
  • Terminal Blocks and Connectors
  • Lampholders for LED Modules
  • Light for Vertical Farming
  • Set'n'Drive - Parameterising resistor for ECGs
  • PCB Connectors
  • Switches

Components for Domestic Appliances Industry

  • Hot [Ovens, Microwaves, etc.]
  • Wet [Washing Machines, Driers, Dishwashers, Water Purifiers, etc.]
  • Cold [Freezers, Refrigerators, Cold Storages, 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.

Your Advantages

  • 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.

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

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.

Your Advantages

  • 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.

Your Advantages

  • Flat design
  • Various power ratings, light control systems and light colours available
  • High-bay versions also available
  • Upgradeable
  • 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.

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 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

Your Advantages

  • 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:

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

Flat Connect 3 pole, Flat Connect 5 pole, Flat Terminal Block 5 pole, Pushwire terminals 1 pole, Pushwire terminals 2 pole, Pushwire terminals 3 pole, Pushwire terminals 4 pole, Pushwire terminals 5 pole, Pushwire terminals 5 pole (Rast 5), Accessories for pushwire terminals 5 pole (Rast 5), Accessories, Test adaptor for terminal blocks 3 and 5 pole, Screw / push-wire terminals 3 pole, Screw / push-wire terminals 4 pole, Connectors, Fused terminal blocks

Your Advantages

  • Simple, secure installation
  • High-performance plastics
  • Tried-and-tested push-wire contact technology
  • Wire release function
  • Various types of earth connection
  • Various markings available
  • Industry-leading contact design
  • 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

Advantages

  • Easy replacement of the light source 
  • Upgradeable
  • Certified standard

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

Your Advantages

  • 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
Vertical Farming

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!

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BJB is Excited to Announce the Launch of our New Website
December 5, 2019 at 12:54 am 0

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!

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE AT BJB.COM

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BJB & Repro-Light Consortium Aim to Transform the European LED Industry
September 17, 2019 at 8:21 pm 0

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.'

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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'.

Download Survey Here

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.

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BJB once again recognized as ‘World Market Leader’ by the Henri B. Meier Business School of the University of St. Gallen
August 16, 2019 at 1:03 am 0

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".

BJB - GLOBAL MARKET LEADER - 2018

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!

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BJB Automation Builds Customized LED Board Placement Machine for Delviro
August 9, 2019 at 1:57 am 0

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.

BJB Automaton - Setting up the Machine at Delviro

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.

Unpacking the Robot On-site

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.

Comprehensive Training On-site

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. 

Training on-site

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.

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BJB Proud to Recycle 84% of End-of-Light Lighting Products
August 5, 2019 at 1:53 am 0

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!

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Welcome to BJBToday…Your Resource for the Future of Light Technology!
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Welcome to BJBToday…Your Resource for the Future of Light Technology!
March 27, 2019 at 2:30 am 0
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".    
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BJB and Mouser Electronics Sign Global Agreement to Distribute Lighting Connectors from BJB
October 25, 2018 at 9:21 pm 0

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces a global distribution agreement with BJB, a lighting technology company that supplies innovative solutions to the lighting and domestic appliance industries worldwide. Through the agreement, the BJB product line at Mouser will include BJB’s SMD terminal blocks, COB connectors and reflectors, and Starboard holders and connectors.

BJB’s SMD terminal blocks enable easy implementation of individual luminaire designs. Intended for use with both solid and flexible conductors, the surface-mounted terminal blocks are available in single- or double-pole configurations in Mini, Mini-Flex, Nano, and Push-through models. The blocks are made from a glass-fiber filled Polyphthalamide (PPA-GF) based compound, offering improved durability and performance compared to traditional engineering thermoplastics. 

COB connectors and reflectors from BJB offer easy and durable installation of chip-on-board (COB) LED modules. Designed for a wide range of COB modules, the high-strength components feature push wire technology, blue-light-resistant plastics, and corrosion- and wear-resistant contact materials. Wire entry on one or both sides of the connectors, embedded contacts with silver-plated contact points, and pre-assembly fixing springs facilitate automated assembly processes. BJB Electric's extensive range of reflector and optics accessories enable luminaire manufacturers to quickly and easily assemble finished modules for spot and downlights.

BJB starboard holders and connectors enable easy implementation of starboard-based LED displays. Designed to be solder-free, these components ensure that there is no lifespan reduction due to thermal impact on the LEDs. Single push-wire terminals accept both solid and flexible conductors, and the holders also feature top test ports for final testing after assembly. Compatible with a wide range of LED starboards from leading LED manufacturers, the holders and connectors allow for flexibility, rapid prototyping, and simplified installation.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 700 manufacturers. Mouser offers 23 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

About BJB

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for 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, BJB continually develops new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches for markets throughout the world. In other words: BJB provides a “Technology for Light.”

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