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BJB Attending the African Agri Investment Conference in South Africa, Focused on Vertical Farming Modules
August 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm 0

BJB is excited to showcase our 'vertical farming modules' at the African Agri Conference in November.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agri-food investment in Africa. Bringing together over 700 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project z, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro and food processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.

From Their website: https://www.agri-indaba.com/

Organzied by the African Agri Council in partnership with African governments and government agencies, the Indaba delivers a unique mix of decision makers from across the agri value chain making it the most effective place to conduct business in the sector.

BJB is a major player within the vertical farming industry. Here's why our products stand out: 

The Perfect Light for Any 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 information on BJB and our Vertical Farming Platform, please visit our website here: BJB - LIGHT FOR VERTICAL FARMING

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What is Vertical Farming? We are glad you asked!
April 23, 2019 at 12:53 am 0

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

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

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

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

A few of our Urban Farming Products:

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

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

The report expands on the following:

  • Technology
  • Lighting Type
  • Cultivation
  • Application
  • Geography

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

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

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

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

Toplighting becomes an industry-wide buzz word

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

Why BJB is Leading the Way in Urban Farming Technology?

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

BJB LED Modules are Simple to Use, Reducing Labor

The BJB LED modules are attached quite simply by means of appropriate support elements with clip fasteners. They can be removed without tools, simplifying the entire process, saving you time and money. The electrical contact is via a plug-socket system.

Very Thin, Leaving More Room for Plants

Thanks to their low installation height of 18 mm and a width of 35 mm, the LED modules are very flat and space-saving. As a result, depending on the system in use, one to two additional shelves can be installed, thereby providing more room for plants. Additionally, BJB's LED modules meet the requirements of protection class IP66 and are therefore adequately protected against strong jets of water, allowing us to achieve optimum performance and service life even under difficult conditions.

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

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

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

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Horticulture Lighting
BJB Lights the Way in Urban Farming
April 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm 0

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.
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Horticulture Lighting, Uncategorized
Lighting Systems for Urban and Vertical Farming
April 7, 2019 at 1:56 pm 0

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. In 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in conurbations. Traditional agriculture will not be able to cope with supplying the mega-cities with healthy food. 

One possible solution is urban farming – fruits and vegetables grown in the city in “farmscrapers”, i.e. high-rise greenhouses. Special LED lighting systems with a special color spectrum provide ideal growing conditions regardless of the weather outside.

LED modules with red-white light spectrum

Advances in LED technology were the 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 is indispensable 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.

LED modules with full light spectrum

BJB is a leader in vertical farming. Check out how we can help you here.

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Light Middle East 2018 Showcases BJB’s as Powerplayer in Regional Urban Lighting Landscape
September 20, 2018 at 3:19 am 0

Previously appeared in MiddleEastArchitect.com

Solar powered smart street lamps and LEDS for urban greenhouses are among the latest innovations expected to be showcased at Light Middle East 2018

According to a statement released by the exhibition, European manufactures will be heavily present during the event, which will run from 23 to 25 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will present their latest innovative products

Light Middle East 2018 will feature more than 340 exhibitors from 25 countries, and more than 70 of these will hail from Europe. Many are standalone exhibitors, while others will be part of dedicated country pavilions from Italy, Spain, Turkey, France, the UK and Germany.

"The finest in European technology will be on display for thousands of regional trade buyers, architects, lighting designers, consultants, engineers, and end-users," the statement said, "with leading brands sharing their visions of what the regional urban lighting landscape may look like in the future."

German-headquartered BJB provides a prime example of Light Middle East 2018 exhibitors with an eye on the future. Along with its standard product line of single row optics and COB connectors, BJB will highlight its Urban Farming LED modules, designed to help grow fruits and vegetables in city ‘farmscrapers’.

The launch of the energy-efficient light-emitting diode comes after the announcement that Dubai will be home to the world’s largest vertical farm, and will be welcomed by consultants working on the US$40 million project, which is slated to be completed by the end of 2019.

Other prominent European exhibitors include HEI Technology from Austria, LED Italy, Spain’s Faro Barcelona and Secom Iluminacion, Intra Lighting from Slovenia, and Ragni from France. 

Light Middle East returns in 2018 with all its popular highlights including THINKLIGHT – a three day conference focusing on the key areas of lighting, namely architecture, interior, and landscape design.

For more information about BJB:

Thomas Frerich

Manager Marketing Communication


BJB GmbH & Co. KG
Werler Str. 1 59755 Arnsberg
Germany
Tel.: +49 2932 982-489
Fax: +49 2932 982-8489
E-mail: thomas.frerich@bjb.com

DOMESTIC USA: sales@bjb.com

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BJB Showcases Advances in the Manufacturing Process of LED Luminaires at the 2018 Light & Building Trade Fair
March 24, 2018 at 2:00 am 0

With over 200,000 visitors at the 2018 Light & Building Trade Fair in Frankfurt Germany, BJB showcased an impressive demonstration of our robotic manufacturing solutions for advanced luminaire production. Our unmatched lighting technology enables the integration of innovative components and optics with smart automation technology, thus enabling LED luminaires to be manufactured fast and efficiently.

As originally posted at BJB.com - Press Release

BJB's automated machines, which feature a modular design, are offered not only for linear and area lighting needs, but also for spot and downlight applications. Everything from assembly of complex components, to wiring and testing are possible with BJB’s trademark ADS machines.

It Takes 9 Seconds!

So how long do the automation machines from BJB take to assemble a luminaire with the most advanced lighting technologies? Nine seconds! That’s all it takes for BJB’s automated assembly and wiring machine to manufacture spot and downlight fixtures. In this short amount of time, heat sinks, TIM foil, COBs, connectors for COBs and reflectors are fitted “spot on”.

LED Lighting Components

BJB offers a variety of innovative LED lighting components, such as COB connectors, which are vital, enabling-technology for COB light sources, designed for optimal heat sink attachment, power supply and secondary optic integration. BJB’s product range includes connectors for more than 130 different types of COBs from world leading LED partner manufacturers. BJB’s offers the most advanced and comprehensive range of LED connection technology which are compatible with over 80 percent of all COBs offered on the world market.

BJB says it sees the reflectors and optical devices designed for targeted light direction as an ideal complement to their range of COB connectors. BJB has also advanced the way in which their COB connectors are fixated to heat sinks, by developing an innovative push-to-fix fixing element specifically for blind hole heat sink applications. Thanks to this smart solution, COB modules can be easily fastened to the heat sinks reliably, fast and without threading, helping to improve the thermal management of the entire lighting system.

BJB Automation for Linear Luminaire

And yet another BJB device attracted particular attention at the Light & Building fair, namely an automated machine for linear luminaire assembly: In the first step, a circuit board is installed in the luminaire housing. The distinguishing feature of this BJB product is that the required SMD-P2F fixing elements are already integrated to the LED board via the standard SMT process. This means the LED boards are ready for snap-in attachment without any additional components, which saves time and reduces production complexity for the OEM lighting manufacturer.

Automation of linear luminaires

In the next step, the optics are fitted. BJB’s optical devices also come with added value because of their remarkable ease of installation: The single-row optics feature an integrated fastening system allowing them to be fitted seamlessly to the luminaire housing. With an installation height of about 11 mm, the high-precision optics are very flat and compact in design. They are available in five varieties for different light distribution patterns.

Once the circuit boards and optics have been mounted and the luminaire has been rotated for the next step in the assembly process, the robot proceeds to wire the LED circuit boards for power connection via BJB’s rear-mounted SMD push-through terminal block together with the driver (electronic control gear). This process, too, is accomplished “in no time” with unparalleled accuracy: the cycle period is only 68 seconds.

Leaders in Horticultural LED Lighting

And when the lighting experts from Arnsberg, Germany introduced their newest horticulture lighting product for vertical farming at the trade fair, people across the industry took notice and were very impressed! BJB now offers lighting solutions for urban farming - Wow! This is a future-oriented technology that aims to bring sustainable agriculture to the world’s metropolitan areas.

Horticulture shelf with urban farming modules from BJB

Urban farming is all about the cultivation of vegetables and herbs in greenhouses integrated into high-rise buildings – regardless of weather conditions, without the use of insecticides or pesticides and, above all, close to consumers and thus environmentally friendly: Since there is no need for transport, there are no polluting CO2 emissions, either. Yet light is neededfor plants in urban greenhouses to grow for the common good – and this is where BJB comes into play: BJB lighting experts led by their in-house biologist have been hard at work conducting in-depth research to identify the optimum light spectrum for plant photosynthesis and the optimal modular product.BJB’s urban farming range includes red-blue and red-white LED lighting solutions, integrated in a compact, easy-to-use modular system that’s IP66 rated.

Contact:

Thomas Frerich

Manager Marketing Communication


BJB GmbH & Co. KG

Werler Str. 1
 59755 Arnsberg

Germany
Tel.: +49 2932 982-489

Fax: +49 2932 982-8489

E-mail: thomas.frerich@bjb.com

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