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BJB – Technology for Light, Board-to-Board Connectors, Lighting Components
BJB Recognized for Addressing LED Assembly and Field Replacement Disadvantages with New Connector, as featured in LED Professional
November 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm 0

BJB was very excited to have been recently featured within LED Professional, the global information hub for lighting and technology. They specifically highlighted our industry leading LED Connector, that has drastically reduced time and assembly cost for those utilizing modern LED fixtures.

As those in the industry know, modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs have created concern and angst in the industry. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. Consequently, BJB has developed a two-part fixing and electrical connection system, which enables LED modules to be installed and subsequently replaced as easily as conventional light sources.

BJB's innovative and revolutionary LED connector 47.303 provides reduced assembly costs and dramatically faster retrofit or replacement times.

The Main Advantages of LED Connector 47.303

  •   Ideal for simple fixing and electrical connection of linear LED boards according to Zhaga Book 21
    •    Quick installation, release and replacement of LED boards without tools
    •    Wiring below the luminaire housing means no shadowing or disruptive components in the light emission area
    •    Suitable for seamless applications due to continuous pitch
    •    Luminaires upgradeable through simple replacement when improved LED boards become available
    •    Reduction in number of versions and capital tie-up due to "late stage finishing"
    •    Wires can be released by twisting and pulling
    •    Suitable for automatic wiring
    •    Ideal for use in circular economy initiatives
The BJB board connector 47.303

As featured on LED-Professionals.com, "The BJB socket and fixing clips can be installed without tools by snapping them into cut-outs in the luminaire housing. The BJB 47.303 system utilizes rear-side, releasable wiring ports. Wiring can be manual or via automatic wiring with the BJB ADS system.  The LED module is secured at the contact end by means of a lever mechanism, and along the module by easy-to-use fixing elements. These features enable light sources to be easily replaced with minimal effort. This combination of holder and LED board is suitable for use in linear luminaires in shop, office and industrial applications."

To read more regarding this featured article about BJB's revolutionary connector, check out LED-PROFESSIONALS.COM

For specific product information, visit BJB directly Here. You can also download the product brochure here: LED Board Connector.

You may also contact us for Europe at info@bjb.com and for US at sales@bjb.com

About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for 140 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. - www.bjb.com/en

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BJB – Technology for Light, BJB Automation, Board-to-Board Connectors, Events & Trade Shows, Lighting Components
BJB’s Innovative LED Concepts Shined at This Years Technology Day
October 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm 0

What a successful day it was at this years Technology Day, hosted by Osram. BJB was thrilled to showcase our innovative LED solutions, discussing our exciting advances with event participants.

The key points of the event were:

  • The continuous challenges the industry is facing with advances in smart lighting
  • Conversations surrounding applications that are pushing innovation: smart lighting, horticulture lighting and tunable white / HCL
  • A diversity of featured speakers that focus on market development, technology, and capabilities of the partners of LL4U

The event provided a tremendous networking opportunity for all with the Technology Day partners providing extensive value to the visitors. The exhibition highlighted the full value chain around lighting, featuring various components to LED lighting and what is now available and vital for the luminaire manufacturer.

For more information on how BJB can help you, please visit our website at BJB.com. From components, to optics, to automation, BJB provides 'technology for light'. With three business units. BJB operates worldwide in the markets for luminaire manufacturing, domestic appliance lighting, and automation in the lighting and appliance industries.

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BJB Automation, Board-to-Board Connectors, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
Signify & BJB Develop Industry Leading Holder to Make Exchanging LED Boards Effortless
September 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm 0

Together with Signify, we have developed a holder that makes it easy to exchange LED boards. While this product is not yet available to the public, we are excited to showcase it, as published on Signify's website.

The product, Fortimo InstantFit LV1, is currently in Pre-Launch. This revolutionary breakthrough ensures that an LED troffer containing it will never have to be scrapped on account of the light source. Replace simply by snapping into connector on the fixture. This enables late stage fixture configuration at factory, RDC, distributor, or even in the field. Fortimo InstantFit LV1 comes with a range of performance levels both in 2ft and 4ft options; and the rigid aluminum frame provides excellent thermal performance and ease of assembly.

Our innovative system has been selected for the 2019 IES Progress Award, and we are very excited about that!

The IES Progress Award

Watch the video on our BJB LED Quick Connect System:

What's New:

  • High energy efficacy of up to 170lm/W at nominal conditions
  • Available in three performance levels for both 2ft and 4ft lengths
  • Rigid module for easy assembly
  • Excellent thermal performance
  • 3 SDCM color consistency

Benefits:

  • Field replaceable modules according to Zhaga Book 21 enabling late stage configuration and peace of mind
  • Quick assembly without screws
  • High energy efficacy and long lifetime1
  • 5-year limited system warranty with Advance Xitanium LED drivers2

BJB'S LED BOARD QUICK-CONNECT SYSTEM:

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.

ADVANTAGES OF THE SYSTEM:

- 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

VISIT THE BJB'S WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION HERE:

For Product Information: BJB QUICK CONNECT SYSTEM

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Events & Trade Shows, Lighting Components
BJB Featured at the DALI SUMMIT 2019 in Austria as Part of the First Zhaga-D4i Compatible Products
September 9, 2019 at 9:50 am 0

DiiA has announced that it will hold its first DALI Summit in Bregenz, Austria, on September 25th, 2019. This new event, launched by DiiA in collaboration with the organizers of LpS and TiL, will provide a focused, in-depth, one-day examination of all aspects of DALI.

The DALI Summit 2019 will cover the capabilities and features of DALI; the changes to be found in DALI-2; applications and case studies, including practical information for specifiers and installers; the new DiiA specifications on intra-luminaire DALI; how DALI fits in the wider world of connected lighting and IoT; and last but not least the joint certification program with Zhaga.

The event highlights BJB's D4i compatible products (our receptacle). To learn more about our specific capabilities, visit us HERE!

https://www.bjb.com/en/Outdoor-Lighting-Connectivity-Interface

To learn how you can attend the event, read all about it here and make sure you get your tickets! VIEW EVENT PRESS RELEASE

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BJB Automation, Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
BJB’s Push-2-Fix (P2F) and Automation Enhances Production and Performance for Major Lighting OEMs
August 12, 2019 at 9:12 am 0

BJB's P2F (Push-2-Fix) fixing element has become recognized as the highest quality method for attached LED printed circuit boards into lighting fixtures on the market today. Since it's release, P2F has seen a rapid adoption within the leading OEMs (lighting manufacturers) all over the world. With measurable benefits and efficiencies to cost, production and performance, the P2F is setting a higher quality standard for LED board fixation.

Designed for simple, push-in installation, the BJB P2F ensures permanent, contact pressure to the metal housing allowing for excellent heat dissipation. BJB's innovative solution is the industry's first mechanical fixation element specifically designed for optimal attachment of LED PCB light sources, far surpassing metal threaded screws, plastic clips or adhesives.

Moreover, a silicon ring compensates for thermal expansion and mechanical stress, eliminating warping or cracking of the LED board. The electrically insulating connection to the PCB is shock and vibration resistant and there is no need for a torque screwdriver system which has to be calibrated. The P2F can be installed quickly and securely by hand or with the aid of an installation tool.

BJB Automation At It's Best:

The highlights:

  • Quick, push-in installation (manually by hand or with BJB bit tool)
  • Permanent contact pressure (10-24 N)
  • Electrically insulating connection to PCB
  • Shock & vibration resistant
  • 6 color-coded varieties indicate package thickness (1.5 – 4.0 mm)
  • Quick, push-in installation (manually by hand or with BJB bit tool)
  • Permanent contact pressure (10-24 N)
  • Electrically insulating connection to PCB
  • Shock & vibration resistant
  • 6 color-coded varieties indicate package thickness (1.5 – 4.0 mm)

General Product Information:

  • Product Series Number: 28.901.U16X.XX
  • Material: CrNi spring with silicon insulating ring
  • Temp. rating: 80°C
  • Ring diameter: ø 8.0 mm
  • Push-in fixation
  • Suitable for Zhaga certified LED modules.
  • Eliminates potential damage from error prone screw assembly
  • “Floating” connection offsets thermal tolerances of PCB
  • Assembly without any additional tools possible
  • Solutions for automation upon request
  • Easily removable from top

About BJB:

BJB is a world renowned German manufacturer and lighting technology solution provider offering a comprehensive range of products & services: LED modules, COB holders, optical components, PCB fixing elements, SMD connectors, testing and automation solutions. BJB has been a leader in the lighting industry since 1867 and now pioneers innovative solutions for solid-state lighting technology.

Visit BJB for more product information or Contact Us!

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Board-to-Board Connectors, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
COB Connectors from BJB Designed for Optimum Performance Using Industry Best Materials
August 7, 2019 at 1:55 am 0

Are you curious how to determine the value of COB connectors? Here are the most important considerations in measuring connectors after many years of service:

  1. Do the contacts last?
  2. Is the material still stable after thousands of cycles and exposure to UV light?
  3. Does the connector outlive the LED?
  4. How easy is installation and assembly?
  5. What about geometrical standardization?

With BJB's 47.360 series of COB connectors, BJB achieves new dimensions in quality and design, exceeding all industry standards for quality and efficiency. From the housing material to the pre-assembly fixing mechanism, a wide range of criteria were considered during development. The result is a product range which meets or exceeds the requirements of the user to a greater extent than ever before. The aim was to guarantee long-term benefits and these COB connectors shine.

VIEW BJB COB CONNECTORS HERE

The most important advantages are:
•    Overall height only 3.5 mm
•    Diameter 35, 44 and 50 mm
•    Simple pre-assembly fixing mechanism
•    Wiring possible from one or two sides
•    Extensive range of reflector and optics accessories
•    Optional fixing of module with BJB Push-to-Fix fixing elements
•    In conformity with Zhaga Book 11

Extensive Research and Intensive Testing

The development of this series involved extensive research work and rigorous testing, utilizing BJB’s decades of experience in the field of plastics processing and module assembly with various materials. The objective is to provide a safe and durable connection of insulating and conductive components, like that required for classic lampholders. Overall, there are significant improvements in four important areas: the housing material, the contacting system, the COB pre-assembly fixing mechanism and the design

Flexible Handling of COB Connectors Make Assembly Fast and Easy

In particular, the flexible handling of these COB connectors also facilitates automated assembly processes. This is due to the well-thought-out geometry with wire entry on one or both sides, embedded contacts with silver-plated contact points and a pre-assembly fixing spring which makes adhesive pads for holding the COB’s superfluous. Finally, with the extensive range of reflector and optics accessories available, luminaire manufacturers can assemble finished modules for spot and downlights very quickly and easily.

For additional information please visit BJB.com for more product information or contact for samples at info@bjb.com for Europe and at sales@bjb.com for US.

About BJB:

BJB is a world renowned German manufacturer andlighting technology solution provider offering a comprehensive range of products & services: LED modules, COB holders, optical components, PCB fixing elements, SMD connectors, testing and automation solutions. BJB has been a leader in the lighting industry since 1867 and now pioneers innovative solutions for solid-state lighting technology.

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Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
WATCH IT NOW! An Industry Leading Alternative to Screws – BJB’s SMD P2F
July 26, 2019 at 4:35 am 0

Let's just say, this video says it all! Take a look at our innovative alternative to screw fixation of LED Boards.

The Key Features

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

Want More Information? Visit BJB and our P2F (Push-to-Fix) product guide!

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BJB Automation, Lampholders, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, SMD Terminal Blocks
BJB’s LED Connectors Bridges 150 Years of History Into the 21st Century
July 23, 2019 at 8:48 pm 0

Not your grandfather's lighting technology company anymore, BJB is leading the industry as it transforms into a leader within the LED lighting industry. Employing 150 years of experience and technology, BJB holds an advantage as it deploys LED connectors and LED lampholders worldwide.

What is BJB's Advantage? Experience Alongside Technology

You can't discount BJB's historic experience as a manufacture of lampholders and the worldwide partnerships they've established as they head towards two centuries of unmatched scale and reach. Their history guides their future, as they focus on horticulture lighting, robotics and automation, LED COB holders, and easy-to-use fixing elements, such as their SMD P2F (push-to-fix).

Their strong customer base consisting of large international lighting manufacturers has been the foundation of their growth. And since 2007, as the lighting market shifted from fluorescent lamps to LED, BJB has focused on LED connectors and developing solutions that improve luminarie.

BJB's deep penetration in the conventional lighting industry, as well as its tremendous market share within the appliance lighting industry, has provided a tremendous advantage in providing services to LED clients from a lighting industry perspective.

LED COB Holders Provide Essential Functions

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.

The BJB LED COB 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

CLICK HERE to visit BJB's website for Product Overview or SEARCH HERE for LED Connectors and Holders via COBs or LED Types

Ease of Use & Standardized Technological Advances

BJB LED connectors are highlighted by their ease of use, which uses screw fixing and standard push wire technology that makes soldering obsolete. The LED connectors and LED lampholders featured by BJB offer enhanced flexibility, economies of scale, standardized reflector interfaces, and are future-proofed, hence the luminaire manufacture benefits from reduced assembly and system cost (labor fees).

BJB Automation is at the Forefront of Our Business

Yes, 150+ years of historic influence within an evolving industry has differentiates us from others. But it's our commitment to automation and technology that allows us to lead. At BJB, we continue to offer robots to wire luminaires automatically, designing our components in a way that they can be processed fully in an automated and efficient manner. This extends to our LED components as well as COB connectors, SMD terminal blocks, and LED lampholders. The future of BJB is now! Join us and visit our website to learn more at BJB.com

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Board-to-Board Connectors, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics
Looking for Connectors for COBs + Optics and Reflectors? BJB Can Help!
May 13, 2019 at 4:03 am 0

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.

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

For a full list of products and reviews, visit BJB HERE!

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Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics
BJB’s P2F (Push-to-Fix) for Optics Stands Out
May 13, 2019 at 3:04 am 0

For easy installation of optics together with LED modules, BJB has you covered. Literally, just one easy step for for assembly of LED modules and optics.

P2F Fixing Element for Optics

The preassembled P2F 28.905 provides the following benefits:

  • Just one step for assembly, as mentioned above, by simply pushing down P2F fixing elment
  • 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 4.2 mm in the luminary sheet
  • Package thickness: 3.7 - 5.4 mm
  • Releasable connection

For details - view product here: https://www.bjb.com/en/optic-push-to-fix

BJB was founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brökelmann, Franz Jäger and Gustav Busse. The business began as a factory for petroleum lamps and developed into a company which manufactured components for establishing the connection between power supply and light. Today, BJB is a lighting technology brand which supplies innovative solutions to the lighting and domestic appliance industries worldwide. Visit our website for more information at BJB.com

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