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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’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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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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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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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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BJB to Feature Advances in LED Board Exchangeability at Lightfair International 2019 in Philadelphia
May 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm 0

There aren't many companies that have been around for 150 years. According to Business News Daily, there are only 21 American companies that were all started more than 150 years ago and are still thriving today. Companies such as JP Morgan Chase (1799), Jim Beam (1795), and DuPont (1802) are a few of the more recognizable brands.

And, when it comes to lighting technology, there's another company that's historic impact on an industry has thrived the test of time. That company is none other than BJB founded in 1867 in Germany. They will be headlining this years Lightfair International, in the historic city of Philadelphia. This event is the global epicenter of light, technology, knowledge, and innovation.

Joe Laufer, President of BJB's USA Operations is excited to feature advances in automation and board exchangeability, and they are highlighting a recent partnership with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). Joe Laufer states:

Our solution, in partnership with Signify is to offer a system that allows for quick and easy board exchangeability.  With our system, the board ‘clicks’ into brackets in the fixture (provided by us) which eliminates the need for screws. Further, the electrical connection is made via our connector (see attached brochure below).  Field replacement would take seconds…

Joe Laufer, President - BJB USA

The industry, as a whole, does not seem to be interested in 'field repalaceability' but rather most interested in ease of installation during assembly. He continued:

We decided to display at Lightfair to showcase this product and hope to get a lot of feedback about this innovative solution.

BJB - Technology for Light

For those of you interested in checking out the smartest solution for easy electrical connection of linear LED boards, visit booth #3534 at the fair.

Download the Brochure Today!

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Connecting Luminaires: BJB Terminal Blocks and Connectors
April 27, 2019 at 2:54 am 0

The main purpose of BJB 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

Click for Product Overview & Product List

Visit BJB.com to learn how we can help your business!

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BJB OPTICS – The Perfect Light Distribution & Control
April 26, 2019 at 2:47 am 0

BJB Plastic 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.

The BJB Optics Advantage

- 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

CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT OVERVIEW & PRODUCT LIST

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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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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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