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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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The NLB Announces their Inaugural ‘Tesla Awards’, Highlighting Projects that Enhance the Value of Lighting
November 7, 2019 at 2:56 am 0

There's a new and exciting award that was recently announced by the National Lighting Bureau. According to NLB's website:

The Tesla Awards are the NLB's way of honoring excellence in new construction and retrofit lighting designs that enhance the value of lighting for people.

Mary Beth Gotti and Randy Reid, the Exec. Director of the NLB

Additionally, they state that 'projects will be evaluated based on how well they demonstrate improved visual performance, enhanced occupant satisfaction, or improved safety and security, and support current thinking on light and health recommendations.

NLB considers the eligible projects within indoor and outdoor lighting for:

  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Residential
  • Industrial and municipal projects that were completed within the 2018 and 2019 calendar years.

Winning projects will be featured and highlighted at a reception on Monday, May 4th, 2020 in Las Vegas.

To enter this contest, all eligible businesses can visit the NLB website directly at the below link under the NLB logo:

BJB is a proud proponent of highlighting new and innovative lighting technology for the betterment of the industry. We look forward to the exciting applicants and can't wait for the inaugural winning announcement by the NLB in May 2020.

For additional information please visit www.bjb.com for more product information or contact us below for samples.

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.

Company Headquarters:
BJB GmbH & Co. KG
Werler Str. 1
59755 Arnsberg
Germany
Tel.: +49 2932 982 0
E-mail: info@bjb.com
Web: www.bjb.com

BJB USA:
BJB Electric, L.P.
6375 Alabama Highway
Ringgold, GA 30736
USA
E-mail: sales@bjb.com
Web: www.bjb.com

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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 Automation in Action for Domestic Appliance Assembly
June 21, 2019 at 12:12 am 0

You have to witness in person the technical evolution that has occurred within the lighting industry. As the leader in household appliance lighting, BJB Automation is at the heart of our future impact on the industry.

Automatic wiring, assembly and testing is at the center of our quality control. Our solutions for the industrial production of luminaires and appliances can simply processes and improve quality.

Inquire today on how BJB can help you and check out our automation page here: https://www.bjb.com/en/bjb-automation-

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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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